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Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report

 

Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report

Pursuant to the Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (ARRCS, N.J.A.C. 7:26C), the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is to prepare each year an "Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report."

The report is to include the information contained in the annual budget submission to the Department of the Treasury, the numbers of contaminated areas of concern and of contaminated media, the base contaminated area of concern fee, the contaminated area of concern fee for each of the four categories, and the contaminated media fee that shall be due and payable. Additionally, the report is to include the factors used to calculate the remedial action permit fee for each remedial action permit activity, as well as the annual remedial action permit fee for each type of Remedial Action Permit. A notice is to be published in the New Jersey Register that includes a summary of the report and its Site Remediation Reform Act Program budget, and the Department is also required to post the report on its website.

The notice regarding the "Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report" was published in the Monday, June 16, 2014 New Jersey Register. The report is available here.

Implementation of the new fees will be as follows:

  • For Annual Remediation Fees, if the invoice sent by the Department is dated:

    • On or before June 30, 2014, the Annual Remediation Fees promulgated in the May 7, 2014 version of ARRCS apply
    • On or after July 1, 2014, the Annual Remediation Fees described in the "Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report" apply
  • For Remedial Action Permit Annual Fees, if the invoice sent by the Department is dated:

    • On or before June 30, 2014, the Remedial Action Permit Annual Fees promulgated in the May 7, 2014 version of ARRCS apply
    • On or after July 1, 2014, the Remedial Action Permit Annual Fees described in the "Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report" apply
  • For the Remedial Action Permit Activity Fees, if the permit activity (application, modification, transfer, termination) is administratively complete and is post-marked:

    • On or before June 30, 2014, the Remedial Action Permit Activity Fees promulgated in the May 7, 2014 version of ARRCS apply
    • On or after July 1, 2014, the Remedial Action Permit Activity Fees described in the "Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report" apply

Comparison of Currently Promulgated Fees with Fiscal Year 2015 Fees

Annual Remediation Fees

Category Currently Promulgated Fee FY 2015 Fee Change from Currently Promulgated Fee
1 $450 $565 $115
2 $900 $1,130 $230
3 $5,000 $6,215 $1,215
4 $9,500 $12,430 $2,930
Contaminated media $1,400 $1,750 $350

*NOTE: The Notice published in the June 16, 2014 New Jersey Register listed the Category 4 Annual Remediation Fee as $12,450. The correct Category 4 Annual Remediation Fee is $12,430, as listed here and in the "Annual Site Remediation Reform Act Program Fee Calculation Report."

Remedial Action Permit Activity Fees

Activity Currently Promulgated Fee FY 2015 Fee Change from Currently Promulgated Fee
SOIL REMEDIAL ACTION PERMIT
Application $600 $750 $150
Modification $400 $500 $100
Transfer $300 $330 $30
Termination $600 $750 $150
   
   
GROUND WATER NATURAL ATTENUATION REMEDIAL ACTION PERMIT
Application $800 $1,000 $200
Modification $600 $750 $150
Transfer $300 $330 $30
Termination $800 $770 ($30)
   
   
GROUND WATER ACTIVE REMEDATION SYSTEM REMEDIAL ACTION PERMIT
Application $1,000 $1,250 $250
Modification $800 $1,000 $200
Transfer $300 $375 $75
Termination $1,000 $1,100 $100

Remedial Action Permit Annual Fees

Media Type of Permit Currently Promulgated Fee FY 2015 Fee Change from Currently Promulgated Fee
Soil With deed notice without engineering controls  $300 $165 ($135)
Soil With deed notice with engineering controls $320 $165 ($155)
Ground water Natural Attenuation remedial action $550 $165 ($385)
Ground water Any other ground water remedial action $650 $165 ($485)