We’re excited to report that Ken Cwieka recently passed his exam to practice as a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) in the state of New Jersey. Ken has been a member of our site investigation and remediation team since 2010 serving in varying roles, including as project manager on complex technical projects throughout the New Jersey tri-state area. He has conducted numerous Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (including soil and groundwater investigations) at sites ranging from undeveloped, vacant properties to complex manufacturing operations. He is responsible for coordinating field activities, interfacing directly with clients and stakeholders, and preparing technical reports for various remedial scenarios ultimately culminating in regulatory closure. Specifically, he has extensive experience in the removal of regulated and unregulated underground storage tanks and related remediation, including soil excavation, enhanced fluid recovery, vapor intrusion investigation, in-situ chemical oxidation, duel phase extraction, and soil vapor extraction.
Ken is well-versed in New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NSYDEC), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, and interacts directly with these agencies. He is also well-versed in NJDEP’s Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (TRSR), Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (ARRCS), and recent developments pertaining to the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA). He is very familiar with regulatory permit acquisition, including various types of land use permits, stormwater management permits, and Remedial Action Permits under the ARRCS, N.J.A.C. 7:26C.
Ken is First Environment’s fifth in-house LSRP.
About New Jersey’s LSRP Program:
The Site Remediation Reform Act set forth sweeping changes to the way in which sites are remediated in New Jersey. SRRA established the affirmative obligation for responsible parties to remediate contaminated sites in a timely manner and created a category of remediation professionals known as LSRPs, who are deemed qualified and licensed by the Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board. LSRPs conduct the remediation of sites in New Jersey, including oversight of environmental investigations and cleanups. They are bound by a strict code of ethics, violation of which could result in the assessment of penalties and the suspension or revocation of the LSRP’s license. The LSRP’s highest priority is protection of public health and safety and the environment.
For more information, view NJDEP’s overview of the LSRP program.