LBG Principal Named A New Jersey Site Remediation Professional
David B. Terry, Senior Vice President in the Ramsey, N.J. office of Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc., has been named one of the first Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP) in New Jersey under the New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) which was enacted by the state in 2009. The license enables him to oversee the day-to-day management of site remediation cases in New Jersey.
With more than 20,000 contaminated sites in New Jersey requiring prompt, effective remediation, in May 2009, Governor Jon Corzine signed SRRA into law to expedite the remediation process. Under the law, all parties initiating remediation after November 3, 2009 are required to hire an LSRP to conduct the remediation and to remediate the site without prior approval from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).
Those who initiated remediation prior to November 3, 2009 may conduct the remediation process with traditional NJDEP oversight and approvals until May 7, 2012, when all parties will be required to follow the new protocol. Alternatively, existing cases may elect to “opt-in” to the new program now to streamline and expedite the remediation process. NJDEP retains authority over the remediation process, including assurance that LSRPs comply with all applicable regulations.
A hydrogeologist with more than 20 years of professional experience, Terry has served as lead investigator and project manager for numerous environmental remediation projects in New Jersey. His primary environmental practice involves assisting clients who are responsible for soil and groundwater remediation cases in meeting their cleanup obligations in a practical and efficient manner. He has represented clients before local, state and federal regulators, and has testified as an expert witness in state and federal court and before the New Jersey Assembly Environment Subcommittee. He is registered as a Licensed Geologist in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Terry earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in geological science from the State University of New York, Binghamton.