Brownfield Braintrust Podcast with Matt Winefield: Solving California’s No Further Action Dilemma
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:
1/4/2022 01:00:13 pm
Matt, I am presenting at a Jan 27 and 28 Real Estate/Clean Energy CLE Seminar being put on by The Seminar Group. Lots of focus on CA, and I've been asked to give a perspective from the Northeast. Reminded me of our conversation and your podcast about the NJ LSRP program. May I mention that?
3/23/2022 07:13:16 am
Matt, you make a very reasonable case for the use of licensed site remeditation professionals to expedite site closures. Deputy inspectors are the lifeblood of many public agencies. They augment rather than burden limited public resources.
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