It is Better to Work with the NJDEP Than Against It
Commercial and industrial facilities have long been required to comply with state and local environmental laws and regulations. In New Jersey, owners of such establishments must secure a permit from the New Jersey Department of Environment Protection (NJDEP) before proceeding with their project.
The NJDEP is staunch in keeping the Garden State a safe, clean, and well-maintained environment that people will enjoy for the years to come. It encourages regulated entities to practice environmental stewardship and compliance and improve their environmental performance past the existing minimum requirements.
Non-compliance to these laws and regulations can lead to costlier operational expenses, hefty fines, and other sanctions. It can also result in the termination of project permits or the permanent closure of the company.
While compliance is paramount, securing NJDEP permits is often complex and time-consuming. Commercial and industrial property owners may handle the task by themselves, but hiring a trusted NJDEP permit consultant is more practical. Many engineering firms offer services for permit compliance, site inspection for potential environmental risks, assistance in handling pollution control systems, and many more. They also possess expertise and years of experience in working with various regulatory bodies.
For example, a NJ air permit consultant can help complete facility audits, regulatory reporting, permit applications, analytical testing, and employee training to ensure operations remain compliant with air quality regulations. They can also aid in expediting the permitting process and even negotiate permit conditions.
In addition, ensuring that the construction project conforms to these environmental laws and regulations is also essential when conducting a NJ transition study. This independent analysis covers the inspection of the building’s exterior and a percentage of interior units to identify defects and address them.
It helps community associations know that the developers have fulfilled their responsibilities to ensure the construction is structurally sound and compliant with relevant building codes and standards, including environmental laws.
Overall, working with the NJDEP is more advantageous than avoiding permit compliance. To know more about the matter, here is an infographic from Lockatong Engineering.