Text Box:  The NJDEP issued an enforcement alert (#2007-12) in September 2007 that described the Site Remediation Program’s effort to enforce monitoring and reporting requirements.  The diverse subject offenders were those that were required to monitor the effectiveness of a remedial action (including engineering and/or institutional controls) and submit a biennial certification and report to the NJDEP but had failed to do so.  The enforcement alert can be accessed at http://www.nj.gov/dep/enforcement/advisories-sr.htm.  In the alert the NJDEP provided the following definitions of engineering controls and institutional controls and explained the reasons for targeting violations:
‘Engineering controls include any physical mechanism to contain or stabilize contamination or ensure the effectiveness of a remedial action, including but not limited to caps, signs, fences, ground water containment systems, slurry walls and ground water pumping systems.  Institutional controls include mechanisms used to limit human activities at or near a contaminated site or to ensure the effectiveness of the remedial action over time when contaminants remain at levels above the


Text Box: applicable remediation standards that allow for the unrestricted use of the property.  Institutional controls may include structure, land, and natural resource use restrictions, well restriction areas, ground water classification exception areas, deed notices, and declarations of environmental restrictions.
The Department’s receipt of biennial certifications and monitoring reports is the only means through which the Department can ensure that long-term monitoring and maintenance occurs and that the implemented remedy remains protective over time.  The Department must rely on self-monitoring and reporting by those responsible due to the volume of such sites with respect to available Departmental resources.  Monitoring the protectiveness of the remedy is critical particularly in light of potential exposure in the event that the property use changes to one that is inconsistent with the restrictions specified in the remedy.’

It was reported in the alert that the NJDEP had notified responsible parties in March 2007 and would begin issuing enforcement actions

POINTS OF INTEREST:

· The next RAB meeting is tentatively scheduled for January of 2008at either the Hilton Garden Inn in Rockaway, New Jersey or at Picatinny Arsenal. Once confirmed the date and location will be posted on the PAERAB’s website and in local newspapers.   

· ARCADIS conducted a technical meeting to discuss issues relating to their investigative and remedial activities at Picatinny Arsenal on October 24, 2007.  Representatives of Picatinny Arsenal, the Army Environmental Command, USEPA,  NJDEP, and the RAB were present.  The next technical meeting is tentatively scheduled for December 12th.

 

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Text Box: The Picatinny Arsenal Environmental Restoration Advisory Board’s 
TAPP Contractor presents

fall  2007

Volume 5, issue 4

Text Box: Environmental Happenings
At Picatinny Arsenal
Text Box: IN THE FIELD…..
Text Box: Recent field activities for September, October, and November 2007 included the following:
Site 25/26:  Placement and grading of top soil; site maintenance. (September)


Text Box: Area E/Near Bldg 80 Wastewater Treatment Plant:  Monitoring well installation and groundwater sampling. (September)

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VIOLATORS TO HEAR FROM NJDEP

Text Box: Editorial Reviewers
David Forti, Michael Glaab, Courtenay Huff
Technical Advisors
Ted Gabel, William Roach,   Gregory Zalaskus

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