Site remediation recommendations that would help promote smart growth development were among items on a “wish list” presented by the regulated community at the recent “What’s on the Environmental Horizon” conference hosted by CIANJ and attended by BEI President John Brennan. The recommendations included:
- Provide true and clear relief for innocent purchaser of properties such as non-liable developers, municipalities, and lending organizations.
- Encourage use of alternative fill, dredge materials and similar beneficial use materials for redevelopment purposes.
- Reduce requirements of investigating/remediating non-discharge conditions, such as historic fill.
- Adopt a risk-flexible, risk-based cleanup program similar to those of neighboring states and the federal government.
The CIANJ conference also featured a panel that presented their views on New Jersey’s newly elected Governor Phil Murphy’s initiatives and what to expect from the new NJDEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe. For a list of upcoming CIANJ events, click here.
Evan Manganaro has joined the BEI team as an Environmental Scientist II. During his four years of experience in environmental consulting and laboratory work, Evan has developed a strong understanding of field sampling and underground storage tank (UST) management and insights into working with insurance companies that provide coverage for environmental remediation. At BEI, Evan will support our field sampling, data interpretation, management, and reporting services. We wish him much success in his new role.
BEI is pleased to welcome two new team members to our professional staff. Chris Del Monico, BEI Geologist and Project Manager, brings with him 19 years’ experience in site remediation throughout New Jersey. Chris will leverage his technical and regulatory knowledge to mentor our junior staff and further serve our clients. Brian Johnson, who joins our team as Staff Scientist, will conduct a range of field activities, including collection of soil, groundwater, and vapor samples, as well as office functions such as data management, graphic presentation, and interpretation. We wish them much success in their new roles.