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NJ Fully Adopts LSRP Program, Environmental Services Company Affirms


LSRP Program

The Entech Group Inc., an energy, engineering and environmental company in New Jersey, reminds businesses that the state has now fully adopted major amendments to its rules for remediation of contaminated sites. The rules, fully effective as of May 2012, complete the phase-in period for the Site Remediation Reform Act and the use of Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs).

Governor Christie’s amendments to site remediation and environmental services in NJ aim to establish “outcome-oriented criteria” for the cleanup of contaminated sites, “with a goal of ensuring the highest standards of protection of human health and the environment.” The end result for many businesses is a reduction in the amount of time and effort needed to bring an environmental project to a successful closure.

Environmental Services Company in NJ Offers Over 25 Years of Experience

The Entech Group Inc., a leading environmental services company in NJ, offers LSRP services for all of their environmental projects including oil tank removal. The Vice President of Entech, Thomas A Furey, PE, is a Licensed Site Remediation Professional with over 25 years of experience.

The new Site Remediation Reform Act and the use of Licensed Site Remediation Professionals will significantly impact anyone involved in site remediation, whether they be environmental professionals, businesses or property owners.

Some key aspects of the new rules are summarized below:

  • Use of LSRP to oversee the remediation of all contaminated sites in NJ
  • Cleanups will have new regulatory and mandatory timeframes. At complex sites, remediation is required to be completed within 10 years from discovery of a discharge; cleanup must be completed within six years at sites having only soil contamination.
  • A Response Action Outcome (RAO) issued by an LSRP is the new “equivalent” of a No Further Action letter.
  • Transfer or closure of facilities subject to ISRA requires remediation by an LSRP
  • The NJDEP proposes to significantly increase penalties for failure to meet complex procedural and substantive cleanup requirements — up to $25,000 per violation

Entech’s experienced environmental services team in NJ is comprised of certified engineers, environmental scientists, OSHA certified and trained construction personnel and knowledgeable technicians.

Entech is a full service provider of environmental services in NJ offering turn-key, single source professional services including site remediation, investigation, litigation and oil tank removal in NJ.

Questions about the environmental laws can be addressed to The Entech Group by calling 800-571-8661.

For more information, visit http://www.entechgroupinc.com

Oil Tank Removal Company in NJ Proposes Conversion to Natural Gas

The Entech Group, Inc., an energy, engineering and environmental company in New Jersey, encourages homeowners still using oil to heat their homes to convert to clean, natural gas.

oil-tank-removal-njAs one of the leading oil tank removal companies in NJ, Entech has seen their fair share of environmental and health concerns caused by leaking tanks. A leaking tank can be a source of soil and ground water contamination to neighboring homes and businesses, not just the home where the tank resides.

Natural gas is a safer, more affordable solution for heating NJ homes. Over the past 10 years, natural gas prices have dropped to record lows, but heating oil prices have been steadily rising. Even worse, the price of oil is expected to reach record levels by winter. According to the NY Times, analysts do not expect oil prices to drop in the near future, mainly because of political instability in the Middle East and rising demand from developing countries.

NJ homeowners who don’t want to be left in the cold should consider converting to natural gas now.

Oil Tank Removal in NJ

The Entech Group offers oil tank removal services in NJ and can assist you during the conversion process from your old oil furnace/boiler into a gas furnace/boiler. If there are environmental impacts to the ground or air from your oil tank, Entech will handle the complete site investigation, remediation and final reporting.

NJ homes that are older than 15 years and still have the original underground oil tank are advised to have it removed, even if they won’t be converting to natural gas.

An underground oil tank has the potential to contaminate soil and even drinking water if a leak occurs. A spill can contaminate groundwater affecting private wells, other nearby drinking water supplies, lakes, rivers and reservoirs. It is also not uncommon for the contamination to spread to neighboring properties.

Working with The Entech Group and their Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) can help oil tank removal in NJ to be completed at an accelerated pace.

For more information or to speak with an Entech professional, call 800-571-8661 or go online to http://www.entechgroupinc.com/oil-tank-services/oil-tank-removal-in-nj/

The Entech Group Inc. | 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 265, Denville, NJ 07834 | 800-571-8661