Impact of New Vapor Intrusion Screening Levels and Policies on Open and Closed Environmental Compliance Cases

1/22/2013 | Article

By Lisa M. Bromberg and Thomas S. Spiesman

On January 16, 2013, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ("NJDEP") released updated vapor intrusion screening levels ("VISLs") and a revised Vapor Intrusion Technical Guidance (Version 3). These changes have immediate and significant consequences - not only on all open environmental cases, but also, in some instances, on certain closed cases - and impose requirements for 90-day reviews. Vapor intrusion issues that have previously been closed could now be reopened.

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