Abbott District School Construction Program
On July 18, 2000 the New
Jersey Educational Facilities Construction and Financing Act
(the "Act") was signed into law. It will result
in the State’s investment of $8.6 billion in public
school construction in New Jersey over the next decade, including
full funding by the State of all school renovation and construction
projects in 30 special needs school districts, known as the
Abbott school districts. Full facilities funding for the eligible
costs in the 30 Abbott school districts was ordered by the
New Jersey Supreme Court so that students in these school
districts could receive a thorough and efficient education,
an explicit requirement of the New Jersey Constitution. The
Jersey Schools Construction Corporation (SCC), a subsidiary
of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, is charged
with the responsibility to implement the School Construction
Program. This program assists Abbott Districts with evaluating
the feasibility and appropriateness of potential school construction
The Abbott School Inventory
The DEP is working closely with the SCC, the Department of
Education and other partners to provide Abbott district municipalities
the information and services they need to meet the school
construction challenges ahead. As part of these services,
DEP has prepared an inventory for each Abbott District locating
different types of major facilities regulated by the DEP.
This information will help municipalities select sites that
will protect students and will move rapidly through the site
assessment and permitting phases. Facilities located on these
inventories are generally the largest in the state and may
have stored and managed toxic and hazardous substances. In
addition, these inventories locate areas that may have restrictions
due to Green Acres funding and requirements.
The Abbott School inventories are part of an early screening
process to help select appropriate school sites. Once a site
passes this early screening step, a more detailed evaluation
is conducted to ensure that any contamination is remediated
and the site meets all environmental requirements.
The Fact Sheet below describes the types of regulated facilities,
contaminated sites, and open space areas located on the Abbott
School inventory. It also lists details on the substances
and pollutants regulated by various programs in the DEP.
Abbott School District
Environmental Features Fact Sheet & Legend Symbol Reference
(These inventories are not for
regulatory purposes, but to serve as a resource for analysis.)
Numerous proposed school sites have already passed the early
screening step and have been established as SCC projects,
with DEP's continued involvement. Following the DEP's desire
to keep the public informed on the status of these projects,
the Site Remediation Program's Bureau of Case Management -
Schools Construction Projects Team has prepared a Project
as a summary of SCC project cases as they progress through
the environmental review and remediation process. The Project
Tracking Report is organized and searchable by County and
City and will be updated as data from the existing sites is
uploaded to the reporting system and as new project sites
are added by the SCC.
view the above PDF documents you will need the Adobe
Reader® software to view. Left-click on the link and they
will open. Or, right-click on the link and select "Save Target
As" to save the document to your hard drive or personal directory.
You can download the free Adobe Reader® software .
To zoom in on a section of an inventory,
use the zoom tool. Select the Zoom tool on the left side of
the tool bar,
go to the area on the inventory you want to Zoom in on, hold
down the left mouse button and draw a box around that area.
To print an inventory, go to file and select
print. When the print parameters window appears, check off
the box "Shrink oversized pages to paper size",
then click on ok.
If you have questions about this site, please contact the
Office of Permit Coordination and Environmental Review
- For guidance on completion of an environmental screen
report for a proposed school location or an environmental
impact statement for a school design and location, please
contact the School Construction Corporation Land Acquisition
Unit at 609-341-5953. ATTN: Larry Schmidt.
- For guidance regarding the identification and issuance
of any permits required for the project from the Department
of Environmental Protection, please refer to the permit
- Get information regarding the DEP's Environmental Justice