If you have New Jersey properties in your remediation portfolio, you may now have extra time to complete remedial investigations. Governor Christie recently signed legislation allowing certain persons responsible for conducting remediation to qualify for a two year extension to complete the remedial investigation by May 7, 2014. To take advantage of this opportunity, you must submit a certification to the NJDEP by March 7, 2014 that certain criteria have been met.
If you can answer yes to these questions, you are ready to submit a certification and get two years of deadline relief:
There are also provisions for receiving an extension to the May 7, 2014 deadline if remediation is delayed due to obtaining state funding.
Additional information and the required certification forms were posted to the NJDEP Site Remediation Program website and are available here.
If you have any questions about what this extension means for you, or are unsure of your answer to any of the questions above, contact one of our experts and we will help you navigate this change.