NJDEP Reaffirms Characterization of Impacts from Contaminated Sites to Surface Water and Sediments

Recently, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) released a policy statement that reaffirms the requirement of responsible parties to investigate surface waters and sediments including in areas that are suspected to be impacted from regional or background sources.  This may have the potential to significantly affect the scale of anticipated assessment efforts and associated costs for projects adjacent to surface waters that are part of ongoing Federal Superfund or NRD evaluations.  Background conditions can be evaluated and conducted pursuant to the February 2015 Ecological Evaluation Technical Guidance.

 To read the NJDEP Policy Statement, click here.