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DuPont - Pompton Lakes Works Technical Assistance Grant
Pompton Lakes, Passaic County
PI# 007411

Pre-Application: Finding of Substantial Public Interest

As the first step in the process to obtain a Technical Assistance Grant (TAG), a community group may ask the Department to make a finding of substantial interest. Pompton Lakes Residents for Environmental Integrity (PLREI) submitted a petition signed by 31 people that live and/or work within 200 feet of the extent of the ground water contamination that has migrated from the Dupont - Pompton Lakes Works site.

The Department has evaluated the petition and supporting documents submitted by Executive Director Regina Sisco, on behalf of PLREI. The documents submitted have met the requirements for the Department to make a finding of substantial public interest in the DuPont - Pompton Lakes site. On November 10, 2010, the Department advised PLREI of this finding.

On December 6, 2010, PLREI submitted a Letter of Intent to the Department stating that they intend to apply for the TAG. PLREI has also published a public notice in the Herald News on December 4, 2010 stating that they submitted a Letter of Intent.

On December 29, 2010, NJDEP received a second Letter of Intent from the Passaic River Coalition (PRC) stating their interest in applying for a TAG. PRC and PLREI had until March 11, 2011 to submit a joint TAG application to NJDEP. Pursuant to NJDEP rules, "The Department shall not award a technical assistance grant to more than one community group at any one time for any contaminated site" [see N.J.A.C. 7:26C-10.2(c)].

PLREI and PRC have formed a coalition called PL Technology Advisory Group Partnership (PL Tech Group).


The PL Tech Group submitted a TAG application on March 18, 2011, followed by an addendum to the application on February 1, 2012. NJDEP approved the application on June 7, 2012.


More information

Questions about the DuPont - Pompton Lakes Works TAG process can be directed to Heather Swartz at (609) 984-7135.