EPA Awards New Jersey Grants for Environmental Programs

New Jersey now has more funds for environmental initiatives thanks to three grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) totaling $16.7 million. A $15.9 million Performance Partnership Grant will be used to fund statewide programs to ensure safe drinking water, reduce pesticide risk and exposure from radon, and prevent and control water and air pollution and hazardous waste. A $547,000 Water Quality Planning Grant will enable the state to continue its water quality management planning program. Funds for monitoring water quality at the beach and notifying the public of any problems were provided in a $263,000 Beach Monitoring and Notification Program Implementation Grant. For the EPA press release, click here.

BEI Project Manager Jeff McCurdy Earns LSRP Designation

With his successful completion of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) exam, Jeff McCurdy, a project manager for BEI, has become the newest member of our team of seven LSRPs. With BEI nine years, Jeff has extensive experience in all aspects of site remediation, including due diligence, and soil, groundwater, and indoor vapor investigation and remediation. All of us at BEI congratulate Jeff on becoming an LSRP.

NJ Receives $70M for Wastewater / Drinking Water Systems Upgrades

New Jersey was awarded nearly $70 million by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support a range of water infrastructure projects to safeguard public health and the environment. New Jersey will use the funds mainly to upgrade wastewater and drinking water systems throughout the state. This award, combined with previous EPA awards granted to New Jersey, plus a 20% match by the state and repayments from prior loans made to the New Jersey Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF), will make about $510 million available for clean water infrastructure projects in the state. Click here for the EPA press release.

BEI Supports NJ Redevelopment and Environmental Causes

BEI recently co-sponsored two Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) events—a CIANJ Real Property Roundtable on urban revitalization and a leadership event hosted by Steve Adubato. Our firm also sponsored the NJ Audubon Society’s 34th Annual World Series of Birding, which raised more than $180,000 to support wildlife and habitat conservation in New Jersey.