NJDEP Seeks Early Input on Revisions to Site Cleanup Rules

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is seeking input from all interested stakeholders as it develops proposed revisions to three separate sets of regulations that govern site cleanups: the Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (“ARRCS”) rules,which were drafted to implement the Site Remediation Reform Act; the regulations covering cleanups under the Industrial Site Recovery Act (“ISRA”); and the rules for cleanups involving underground storage tanks. NJDEP’s call for public input represents an unusual opportunity to affect the agency’s plans as the proposals are being drafted. Three members of the Gibbons Environmental Team have already published a detailed analysis of important issues raised by NJDEP’s working drafts.