The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) has announced that it will continue to accept applications for the two year extension from the May 7, 2014, deadline to complete remedial investigations until March 21, 2014, due to the high number of weather-related statewide closings. Originally, applications had to be filed with NJDEP by March 7, 2014.
In order to apply for the extension, the person responsible for conducting the remediation is required to authorize the licensed site remediation professional (“LSRP”) to submit the extension form by certifying that the conditions required to qualify for the extension have been met and signing the authorization form. The application together with the authorization form must then be submitted by the LSRP online. NJDEP will not accept paper forms. The instructions to complete the authorization form can be found here, and the instructions to complete the extension form can be found here.