ASSEMBLY, No. 4304

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED OCTOBER 27, 2016

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  HERB CONAWAY, JR.

District 7 (Burlington)

Assemblyman  BENJIE E. WIMBERLY

District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)

Assemblywoman  JOANN DOWNEY

District 11 (Monmouth)

Assemblyman  DANIEL R. BENSON

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

Assemblyman  ANDREW ZWICKER

District 16 (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset)

Assemblyman  TIM EUSTACE

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Requires compilation of, and public access to, tests of soil lead levels.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning public and government access to soil test results of lead levels and supplementing Title 58 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    No later than 180 days after the effective date of this act, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Community Affairs, and the Department of Health shall enter into a memorandum of agreement that provides for the establishment of a records and information management system to provide State regulators at each department, any local government entity, and the public with effective and efficient access to information concerning the results of any test of lead levels in soils conducted and reported to any State or local environmental or health department or agency in the State.   The Department of Environmental Protection shall compile and make the records available on its Internet website.  The information in the system shall include the address and lot and block number where the soil test was conducted, the results of the soil testing, any action taken to remediate the property, and any other information deemed to be relevant.

    

     2.  This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill would require the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Community Affairs, and the Department of Health to enter into a memorandum of agreement that provides for the establishment of a records and information management system to provide State regulators at each department, any local government entity, and the public with effective and efficient access to information concerning the results of any test of lead levels in soils conducted and reported to any State or local environmental or health department or agency in the State.   The Department of Environmental Protection would be required to compile and make the records available on its Internet website.  The information in the system would be required to include the address and lot and block number where the soil test was conducted, the results of the soil testing, any action taken to remediate the property, and any other information deemed to be relevant.