NJDEP/ AWMA 16th Annual Regulatory Update Conference

On November 17, 2017, Baron Environmental attended the 16th Annual Regulatory Update Conference hosted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA). Commissioner Bob Martin opened the conference by discussing permit coordination between enforcement and permitting in the various sectors. He touched on regulatory reform including permit cleanup and making more permits and permit applications available online. The Commissioner praised the Hurricane Sandy cleanup progress as well as the various coastal project systems that have started as a result.

Below is a short summary of topics we feel were most relevant that were discussed during the meeting:

Site Remediation and the Waste Management Program

Mark Pedersen, Assistant Commissioner - Site Remediation discussed the progress made on the amount of active, new, and closed cases between 2011 and 2016. There has been much compliance assistance and many cases that were able to be rectified without enforcement’s involvement. Enforcement initiatives and technical guidance documents are available on the site remediation guidance library webpage (www.nj.gov/dep/srp/).

Compliance & Enforcement