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August 5, 2009

RE:  DEP Discusses Plans to Implement New Site Remediation Reform Act

Dear Mayor:

The Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), which was signed into law by the Governor as Chapter 60, P.L. 2009, and which can be accessed at http://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/regs/statutes/srra.pdf , is intended to expedite the remediation of contaminated sites, so that they can be returned to productive use, as quickly as possible.

Several Mayors were invited to a roundtable discussion today in Trenton by the Department of Environmental Protection’s Site Remediation Program (SRP) team. SRP is in the process of drafting regulations and guidance documents to implement the provisions of the new law. We urge you and your redevelopment professionals to visit the SRP website at http://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/srra/. There you will be able to access background information and draft documents relating to the program. You can also register to have SRRA updates and news e-mailed to you, as soon as it becomes available.

If you have any questions or comments on SRRA, you can direct them to SRP staff, via a link on the webpage.

We will continue to monitor any new developments and will keep you posted on this.

Very truly yours,

 

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director

 

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