NJDEPENew Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy
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The NJDEPE referred the CDS site to EPA for cleanup in June 1992.
The monitoring program will be part of the Water Quality Certificate the NJDEPE has granted the Port Authority, which p?
NJDEPE and the Port Authority have agreed to add a research aspect to the project to determine the impacts of this condition for future dredging work.
Port Authority Executive Director Stanley Brezenoff, in announcing the agreement today, said, "This monitoring program, developed jointly by staff of NJDEPE and the Port Authority, has had extensive input from the scientific, academic, environmental and engineering communities.
NJDEPE was awarded $48,000 for its permit delegation study which is designed to identify other jurisdictions within the state and local governments of New Jersey which may play a greater role in permitting, especially wetlands permitting.
These grants will allow the department to further our examination of some very important issues, including the impact of development surrounding environmentally sensitive sites, the effectiveness of wetlands mitigation and the environmental benefits of a streamlined permitting process," said NJDEPE Commissioner Scott Weiner.
By focusing on wetlands mitigation, the NJDEPE will further strengthen its efforts to explore the potential of mitigation as a means to restore wetlands and to create viable new wetland areas.
In August 1989, six New Jersey sewerage authorities, including LRSA, entered into consent decrees with EPA and NJDEPE to stop the ocean dumping of their sewage sludge by March 17, 1991.
Wellhead protection really means people protection," said NJDEPE Commissioner Scott Weiner.
Weiner emphasized the need for continued cooperation and public input as the NJDEPE pursues its three-prong strategy to: delineate the areas around wells to be protected, refine existing NJDEPE regulations needed to implement the plan, and conduct a major educational and outreach project to ensure county and municipal involvement.
Sampling conducted by the NJDEPE, later confirmed by the EPA, showed excessive concentrations of numerous pesticides, especially DDT, and lesser concentrations of heavy metals and volatile and semi-volatile compounds.