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List of Biennial Certification Requirement Violators


(For complete list, please click on the following report Biennial Certifications Overdue)

New Jersey laws governing the remediation of contaminated sites allow for contamination to remain on site above the applicable remediation standard provided measures are in place to ensure the remedy remains protective. These measures can include caps, deed restrictions and ground water Classification Exception Areas. As a condition of the DEP’s approval of these remedies, property owners must monitor site conditions and submit a Biennial Certification to the DEP every two years. Failure to submit Biennial Certifications is a violation subject to penalties (see the original enforcement alert)

The table below identifies the applicable requirements, schedule for submittal and base penalty applicable for every day of non-compliance


Requirement N.J.A.C. 7:26E Schedule Type of Violation Grace Period Base Penalty
Submit biennial certification & monitoring report for DN 8.5(c)1-3 Every 2 years on anniversary of establishment Non-Minor None $8000
Submit biennial certification & monitoring report for CEA 8.6(c)1-3 Every 2 years on anniversary of establishment Non-Minor None $8000


The following is a list of cases that the Department has determined are not in compliance with biennial certification requirements. This list does not reflect all sites that may be subject to future enforcement actions. Sites may be added or deleted from the list as the Department completes its compliance evaluation.

The list includes acronyms to designate lead bureaus. Definition of these acronyms and contact telephone numbers follow:


BCMBureau of Case Management609-633-1455
BDCBureau of Design and Construction609-984-2991
BFO-NBureau of Field Operations – North973-631-6401
BFO-SBureau of Field Operations – South609-584-4150
BISRBureau of Industrial Site Remediation (Formerly BNCM)609-777-0899
BUSTBureau of Underground Storage Tanks (Formerly BSCM)609-292-8761
OBROffice of Brownfield Reuse609-292-1251
BOMMBureau of Operation, Monitoring and Maintenance609-984-3081



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