New Podcasts Provide Insights into NJDEP Activities

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has introduced “Discover DEP,” a new series of audio podcasts that provide insights into the steps being taken by the department to protect and enhance the state’s environment. Topics include air quality awareness, the role of trees in the environment, wildfire season, an introduction to a new beach and waterway online public access map, and many others. Nine episodes of the podcasts are currently available at www.nj.gov/dep/ or www.nj.gov/dep/podcast/. Mobile device users can download the podcasts at iTunes and GooglePlay. For more information, click here.

Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards Call for Nomination

Environmental leaders throughout New Jersey take note. The nomination period for the state’s annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards (GEEA) has begun. Recognizing outstanding environmental performance, programs, and projects, the awards recognize individuals, businesses, institutions, communities, organizations, educators, youths, and others who have made significant contributions to New Jersey environmental protection. Completed applications are due to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection by 5:00 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Click here for more details.

Environmental Due Diligence: Making a complicated process less daunting

Conducting appropriate environmental due diligence is a must for anyone purchasing or developing a property. But what constitutes due diligence and how do you know when it’s completed? Some of the more common due diligence scenarios, including dealing with contamination and commingled plumes, can be helped by adhering closely to Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) regulations and NJ DEP guidance documents can help smooth the process. And, remember, BEI’s Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPS) guide clients through every step of the due diligence process, helping them protect their investment and make informed decisions about their property. Call us at 908-918-1702 to learn more.

Waterfront Development Under Closer Scrutiny by NJDEP.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) plans to step up its enforcement of waterfront development and Coastal Area Facility Review Act (CAFRA) permitting compliance issues. According to a recent announcement, the NJDEP’s Waterfront Enforcement Team (WET) will conduct unannounced inspections at active waterfront constructions sites as part of the compliance initiative.  The DEP advises waterfront property owners involved in development to ensure they have all applicable, valid approvals from DEP and closely adhere to permit conditions. Click here to read more.