Are You Retiring Soon? Letting Your LSRP License Expire?
Thursday, June 24, 2021 10:35 AM

By Marlene B. Lindhardt, CHMM, LSRP, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.

The LSRPA asked the Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board (SRPLB) for clarifications regarding the procedure and requirements for LSRPs who are retiring. The following is based on information provided by the SRPLB (Board).
The requirements for when an LSRP no longer has a license (either temporarily or permanently) through expiration, suspension, revocation or inactivation are established within N.J.A.C. 7:26I (Board rule) at 7:26I-2.12(c), 2.13(f), 2.14(f), and 2.15(a). In general, the LSRP is required to:

  1. Notify each of their clients with a copy to the Board. The Board rules specify an address to send the Board copy. It is acceptable to simply send an email with the letter files, or a list of the clients that received the letters ([email protected] with a copy to [email protected] and/or [email protected]). The Board rule is intended to cover current clients. An LSRP may choose to notify any past clients they think should be advised of their change in status.
  2. Dismiss from all active sites by submitting a notification of dismissal. The Board Rules require the LSRP to submit an LSRP Notification of Dismissal for each contaminated site for which he or she had submitted a Notification of Retention. To comply with this requirement, the Board advises LSRPs to run their LSRP Comprehensive Report in Dataminer and dismiss from any sites that are in the active category.
  3. Provide for the maintenance and preservation of all data, documents, records, and information concerning remediation activities at each contaminated site he or she has worked on. LSRPs should preserve their data, documents, etc. in a manner that allows them ready access. If they have an agreement with a company, whether currently employed or not, the agreement should allow access. While it is preferable that the LSRP keep personal files, it is acceptable for the company to maintain the files as long as access is allowed. It is a violation of Board rules for a company to withhold files that the LSRP has relied upon for remedial decisions.

Note that these notifications are required no later than 15 days after the date of the expiration of the license.