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Elmwood Park, New Jersey – Langan Engineering & Environmental Services announced that Nicholas De Rose, PG, a Senior Principal and leader of the firm’s environmental practice, was named the President of the New Jersey State Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association (LSRPA). De Rose earned this distinction after playing a key role in forming the coalition of consultants that helped direct progress toward legislation that enacted the new LSRP Program in New Jersey.
“The New Jersey LSRP program would not have gotten off the ground without the leadership of Nick De Rose,” said David T. Gockel, President/CEO, Langan. “Nick has earned this distinction and I am confident that his strong leadership will benefit the industry.”
“I am honored to serve as the President of the New Jersey LSRP Association, which will continue to bring a high level of professionalism and technical competency to the groundbreaking new LSRP program in New Jersey,” said De Rose. “Furthermore, I am proud that six of my Langan colleagues have secured their LSRP certification because it shows commitment to a program that will greatly improve the process of redevelopment in New Jersey and help stimulate economic activity and enhance quality of life in our state.”
The seven Langan environmental leaders that are now LSRPs are De Rose; Gerald Zambrella, CEM, Principal; Gerard Coscia, PE, Senior Associate; Jorge Berkowitz, PhD, Senior Associate; Robert Koto, PG, Senior Associate; Caryn Barnes, Senior Associate; and Brian Blum, CPG, Associate.
About Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Elmwood Park, NJ, Langan (www.langan.com) provides integrated site engineering and environmental consulting services for private developers, property owners and public sector clients. Firm services include environmental, site/civil and geotechnical engineering, as well as landscape architecture and planning, survey/mapping, BIM-compatible 3D Laser Scanning, traffic/transportation, CADD/GIS, natural and cultural resources/permitting, and sustainable design consulting. Langan employs more than 500 professionals and has regional offices in Trenton, NJ; New York City; Philadelphia, Bethlehem, and Doylestown, PA; New Haven, CT; Arlington, VA; Miami and Tallahassee, FL; Las Vegas, NV; and Irvine, CA. With more than 125 LEED APs, the firm ranks among the top 20 Green Design Firms by Engineering News-Record and consistently ranks among the Top 5 Best Engineering Firms to Work For by Civil Engineering News.
Langan International, the worldwide subsidiary of Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, with offices in London, Athens, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, provides all firm services to private and public sector clients around the globe.
About the New Jersey LSRP Program (from www.state.nj.us/dep/srp/srra/)
Faced with the challenge of ensuring that more than 20,000 contaminated sites in New Jersey are properly remediated in a timely manner, the Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) worked closely with the New Jersey Legislature and stakeholders to develop legislation that will dramatically change the process used to conduct environmental investigations and cleanups. On May 7, 2009, Governor Jon Corzine signed the Site Remediation Reform Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10C-1 et seq. (“SRRA”) into law. The Governor also signed Executive Order #140, implementing the new law.
SRRA, which provides sweeping changes to the way in which sites are remediated in New Jersey, also amends other statutes such as the Brownfield and Contaminated Sites Act and the Spill Compensation and Control Act. SRRA establishes a program for the licensing of Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (“LSRPs”) who will have responsibility for oversight of environmental investigation and cleanup. While the law changes the process of how sites are remediated, it ensures the same stringent standards required for cleanup remain intact. The NJDEP will retain significant authority over the remediation process and will ensure that LSRPs comply with all applicable regulations, but the day-to-day management of site remediation will be overseen by qualified LSRPs.
Under SRRA, NJDEP approval is no longer required prior to proceeding with remediation. Implementation of SRRA will therefore result in contaminated sites being cleaned up more quickly, thus providing a greater measure of environmental protection to the citizens of New Jersey and ensuring that development of underutilized properties are returned to the tax rolls more quickly.