More than 80 Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA) members, associate members and sponsors recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the LSRP profession and the enactment of the Site Remediation Reform Act at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton. Once the New Jersey Fairgrounds, the Grounds for Sculpture reclaimed the unused land in the 1980s, much as LSRPs have reclaimed contaminated sites for redevelopment for a decade.
Caryn Barnes of Langan, current LSRPA president, raised a toast to the LSRPs, including the eight people who have served as LSRPA president, to acknowledge a job well done and a strong future for site remediation in New Jersey.
Since the creation of the LSRP program, more than 14,000 cases, including many former industrial sites, have completed the requirements for remediation. It has led to redevelopment in urban areas and counties throughout New Jersey.
The Site Remediation Reform Act, which was signed into law in May 2009, created the profession of Licensed Site Remediation Professionals, who now guide most responsible parties through the timelines and regulations of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for site remediation. More than seven hundred women and men are now LSRPs in New Jersey.
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