BCONE joined forces with the LSRPA (the Licensed Site Remediation Professionals Association) at ANJEC’s (Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions) Environmental Congress on October 13, 2018. Our conversations with the Congress attendees in our afternoon panel, identified a real need for local environment commission members and other attendees to learn how to obtain updated information on sites undergoing remediation and redevelopment in their communities. In addition, understanding the municipality’s role and rights when it comes to proposals for redevelopment was a big topic as was the availability of incentives for redevelopment. BCONE President Steve Jaffe and Executive Director Sue Boyle spoke to the attendees about ways that municipal officials and developers can work together to revitalize brownfield properties. BCONE also offered the services of Board members to assist attendees in navigating the NJDEP information and databases.
New Program Launched to Assist ANJEC Members
BCONE, through its pro bono support program, will assist with the LSRPA’s Sounding Board and launch a trial program to support the ANJEC Resource Center. Now, when ANJEC members have questions about the site remediation process and the sites in their communities, the Resource Center will reach out to the designated contact on the LSRPA Sounding Board. She will assign the question within the LSRPA process and/or reach out to the BCONE pro bono program contact if redevelopment information is required to supplement remediation information.
This information assistance program fulfills the mission of BCONE to work with all parties interested in putting contaminated properties back into productive use as well as the LSRPA’s mission to serve as an educational and technical resource on site remediation. Together, BCONE and the LSRPA made it clear to ANJEC members that we are here to help.