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Trenton, NJ, January 24, 2024. Institutional and engineering controls are an effective tool for managing contamination that will not be removed or actively treated, or for the implementation of a long-term active remediation project. Institutional controls provide notice that the contamination is present, and engineering controls contain contamination, and provide a physical barrier between the occupants of the property and contaminants in soil, water or vapor. Use of these tools as a remedial alternative require an application to the NJDEP for a Remedial Action Permit (RAP), with sufficient technical documentation verifying this remedial option is protective of human health and the environment.

Peak Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP) manage numerous RAPs for soil and groundwater contamination throughout New Jersey. Our experience gives us the ability to cost effectively maintain compliance with individual requirements at each site through completion of the biennial certification process. For soil, the certification process includes inspection of the engineering controls included in the RAP, and a check for local use changes, local ordinance changes, changes to NJDEP regulations and contaminant standards, and submittal of a compliance package certified by an LSRP. Biennial certifications for groundwater RAPs are more involved (see Link below).

NJDEP is evaluating options to streamline their RAP review and approval process, including delegation of approval authority to LSRPs under certain conditions. More information will become available later this year. To discuss your project, please contact Jeff Campbell or Rob Edgar at 

Jeffrey Campbell, LSRP, PG         Rob Edgar, LSRP           Back to News