Governor Murphy Signs into Law Amendments to New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act
The Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), enacted in 2009, transformed the site remediation process in New Jersey through the creation of the licensed site remediation professional (LSRP) program. On June 20, 2019, the Legislature passed and on August 23, 2019, the Governor signed into law the first major set of changes to SRRA since its enactment (P.L.2019, c.263). These changes, embodied in S 3682 and the companion Assembly bill A 5293 (sometimes referred to as SRRA 2.0), were an outgrowth of a broad-based stakeholder process that the original sponsor of the legislation, Senator Bob Smith, Chair of the New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee, promoted for the purpose of evaluating the need for fine tuning the law based on the past ten years of experience. This process stretched out over almost two years and in addition to affecting the SRRA, the revisions also affect related laws, including the Spill Compensation and Control Act and the Brownfield and Contaminated Site Remediation Act.
For the details and background on this legislation, please refer to our June 21, 2019 Special Alert.