Regulatory Outreach Committee

Mission Summary

The LSRPA Regulatory Outreach Committee (ROC) consists of various LSPRA members with diverse technical and regulatory backgrounds.  The ROC’s primary responsibilities include providing input on new and existing NJDEP guidance documents, which is accomplished through members actively participating on the NJDEP guidance document stakeholder groups.  Additionally, the ROC compiles and prepares detailed comments on proposed NJDEP rules and rule amendments, such as the Technical Requirements for Site Remediation, the Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites, and the Remediation Standards.  The ROC also has been an active participant on other NJDEP-SRP initiatives, such as the NJDEP Forms Stakeholder Group, the Remedial Action Permit Stakeholder Group, and the Case Inventory Document Stakeholder Group, where our input has helped shape and refine NJDEP policies and training in these areas.

The NJDEP has implemented a process to develop guidance documents in support of remedial efforts in the State of New Jersey. Mr. George Nicholas of the NJDEP chairs the effort with the dedicated Guidance Committee consisting of NJDEP staff and various outside stakeholders representing environmental practitioners and the regulated community.

The committees have been tasked with developing guidance that outlines technical approaches for achieving the remedial standards. Technical and administrative rules describe what must be accomplished and the guidance will outline how to achieve it. Guidance documents summarize scientifically defensible approaches to solving technical issues and do not include enforceable provisions such as standards, regulatory requirements and time frames unless they specifically reference a rule.

As the draft guidance documents are completed, members of the various stakeholders groups (LSRPA, Builders Association, Chemistry Council, SRIN and other responsible parties) have an opportunity to review and provide comments through their associated organizations. Feedback from our membership is an essential part of the overall guidance development process and the more input received, the better the final version will be. For the documents still in the development or comment period, please contact the listed LSRPA member via email with any comments you would like to submit for discussion during the guidance revision process. Once the document is final, it will be posted on the NJDEP website at this locations:

NJDEP Technical Guidance Documents Currently Under Development (August 2014) 
LSRPA Representatives     
Committee Name LSRPA Representative Email Address 
Soil Remediation Standards Scott Drew [email protected]
Off-Site Sources Steve Posten [email protected]
  Chris Pittaresi [email protected]
Co-Mingled GW Plumes Mark Fisher [email protected] 
Historic Pesticide Use/Remediation (draft issued) Kathi Stetser [email protected]
Capping (finalized) Ken Hart [email protected] 
Performance Monitoring for In-Situ GW Remedial Actions Jeff Fehr [email protected] 
Evaluation of Contaminated GW Discharges/ Scott Drew [email protected]
Impacts to Surface Water     
Clean Fill (finalized - revisions under consideration) Rodger Ferguson [email protected]
Child Care David Morris [email protected]
Soil Impact to Ground Water Guidance (revisions issued) Steve Posten [email protected]