Function of the Board
The primary function of the Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board is to establish licensing requirements and oversee the licensing and performance of site remediation professionals.
The Board consists of 13 members in accordance with Section 3 of the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA). The Commissioner of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), or his designee, serves as the chairperson of the Board along with the State Geologist. The Commissioner has designated the Assistant Commissioner of the NJDEP's Site Remediation Program to serve as his designee. Additionally, the Board consists of 11 public members, residents of the State, appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The 11 public members, six of which are LSRPs, serve without compensation.
Soon after the Senate completed its confirmation proceedings for nine of the eleven public Board members, the first Board meeting was convened on November 15, 2010.
The NJDEP provides staff necessary to assist the Board in the performance of its functions and duties, including administrative law judges who may conduct adjudicatory proceedings. For information on the Board members and staff, please link to Meet the Board.
The duties of the Board are described in Section 5 of SRRA as follows:
- review and approve or deny applications for licensing site remediation professionals;
- administer and evaluate licensing examinations for site remediation professionals;
- issue licenses and license renewals;
- establish standards and requirements for continuing education of LSRPs;
- approve or offer continuing education courses, and track fulfillment of continuing education requirements by LSRPs;
- establish and collect fees for examinations, licenses, renewals, or any other services required for the licensing of site remediation professionals;
- adopt and administer standards for professional conduct for LSRPs;
- investigate complaints, impose discipline, and suspend and revoke licenses of site remediation professionals who violate the provisions of SRRA;
- publish and maintain the names and contact information of LSRPs, and a list of site remediation professionals whose license has been suspended or revoked by the board;
- provide public information on the LSRP program; and
- maintain a record of complaints filed against LSRPs and provide the public with information upon request.