Many people don’t know what goes on behind the scenes within certain government organizations. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is an important organization to familiarize yourself with, especially for NJ taxpayers who want to live in a healthy environment. When dealing with an underground tank, it’s important to know the laws surrounding them. The NJDEP is the one in charge of the environmental protection ensuring that removing an oil tank is being done properly. Want to know more about the government agency that’s keeping your environment healthy? Here’s a better understanding of what the NJDEP does to keep your environment safe and clean. This is a good resource for any homeowner, real estate agent or attorney who is dealing with the removal of an underground tank.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is the state agency that is responsible for the regulation of toxics and hazards, the recycling of hazardous and solid wastes, the waste and spill cleanups, ensuring water and air, and the preservation of wetlands and coastal resources. This state agency made its official debut on the first official “Earth Day”, on April 22, 1970. New Jersey became the third state in the country to consolidate its past environmental programs into a major agency to administer aggressive environmental protection and conservation efforts.
For residential homeowners, the NJDEP makes sure that when removing an underground tank, that your rights are protected. They make sure that there is no remediation needed and that all inspections are done properly. This also aids any real estate agents who are trying to sell a home, attorneys finalizing contracts and paperwork and all home inspectors.
The NJDEP is also good for financial institutions such as banks and mortgage companies because before they lend money to a homeowner, they want to make sure there is nothing wrong with land when the new buyers go to move in. If soil remediation is necessary, the banks want to make sure the burden doesn’t fall on the hands of the new homeowners.
When buying or selling your home, homeowners have many rights. Here at the Entech Group Inc., we want to make sure that all parties are covered when knowing their rights. By having the NJDEP set standards and controls around underground tanks and their removal/installation, all areas involved in the process including lawyers, financial institutions and home inspectors can expect the NJDEP to enforce all rules and regulations surrounding tank removal.
The NJDEP is broken down into main program areas: Air Quality, Energy and Sustainability, Compliance and enforcement, Land Use Management, Natural and Historic Resources, Site Remediation and Waste Management Program, Water Resources Management, Councils and Commissions. Within these program areas are then broken into smaller subdivisions, including parks and wildlife, coastal management programs, Parks & Forestry, and many more.
Here at the Entech Group, we are also an environmentally focused company that also believes in doing our individual part to keep the environment healthy. Our professional team is skilled in environmental solutions that not only impact our environment, but also affect the health, livelihood and well being of your colleagues, friends, family and neighbors. Contact us at 800-571-8661 or visit us online at http://www.entechgroupinc.com to learn more about our environmentally friendly services and how we can help you make a difference in our environment.