As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact businesses, Governor Murphy has recognized the importance of environmental work as an essential function within the State of New Jersey. The Governor’s April 8th Executive Order (No. 122) authorizes essential businesses to stay open including any construction work required to:

The NJDEP has also issued guidance clarifying that field activities and reporting related to New Jersey’s Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) may continue, since these regulations mandate the protection of public health, safety, and the environment be held as the highest priority. First Environment is continuing to perform work, including critical field work, under SRRA and other laws in order to comply with regulatory-driven schedules to which our clients are held; these schedules remain unchanged with the exception that the NJDEP has indicated it will grant extensions of mandatory timeframes if delays result from failure to obtain access to properties not owned by the person responsible for remediation.


Specifically, we are implementing the following protocols to address the requirements stipulated in EO 122:

If you have questions about a particular site or your responsibilities under SRRA, please contact us at


Additional resources:

NJ Executive Order No. 122, issued April 8, 2020


NJ COVID-19 Information Hub

Guidance on NY Executive Order 202.6