In which Winefield & Associates, Inc. solves the California environmental agency report backlog dilemma and dearth of No Further Action letters in 12 minutes
In this podcast Winefield & Associates outlines how environmental agencies in other states manage to close significantly more sites per year than California environmental agencies. Other industrial states such as New Jersey use Licensed Site Remediation Programs (LSRPs) to streamline project management of tens of thousands of contaminated projects per year. If an LSRP program was enacted in our state, many more sites could be transformed to beneficial use. New Jersey has averaged about 5,000 environmental project closures per year. California closes less than 200 environmental projects per year.
Here are some astounding statistics from an LSRP program, which Winefield & Associates hopes CalEPA scrutinizes and uses as a model for a pilot study: