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It is important to note that not all of the contaminated sites in NJ are included in the process. The sites that have been excluded are:

  • Post NFA/RAO Monitoring Sites -Post No Further Action (NFA) or Remedial Action Outcome (RAO) Sites that have been issued a restricted or limited restricted NFA or RAO for the only case at a site. These sites have a Classification Exception Area and/or Deed Notice established as an institutional control for the identified contamination. The RPS excludes these sites because the remediation has been implemented, there are no further impacts to receptors and the residual contamination is being monitored either by a Biennial Certification Report or a Remedial Action Permit. The entire site is excluded if the only type of case at the site is post NFA/RAO Monitoring.
  • Homeowner Sites- Residential properties (single family and multi-dwelling units of 4 or less) that utilize unregulated underground storage tanks with a capacity of 2,000 gallons or less to heat residential buildings. These sites are not included on the RPS list because they are generally considered to be of lower risk and are being remediated with SRP oversight.
  • Unknown Source - Sites with this designation have been identified as having ground water contamination, but the source of the contamination is unknown. Unknown Source sites that pose an immediate threat to human health are assigned to a bureau so that remedial action can be taken to prevent human exposure to the hazardous substances found. Possible remedial actions to ensure the availability of a potable water supply include providing an alternate water supply or treatment of the affected water supply. These sites are not included on the RPS list because the source of the contamination is unknown and the receptors are being addressed via SRP oversight.