The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has embarked on an extensive recovery effort to help countless property owners seeking to rebuild, rehabilitate or demolish Sandy-impacted properties. Many property owners require federal grant assistance to take action; however, before property owners can receive federal funds, NJDEP and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs require verification that no outstanding environmental impacts or hazards would prevent recovery activities at each Sandy-impacted property.
WSP was selected by NJDEP to conduct environmental reviews and field assessments for recovery projects eligible for federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Block Grant Disaster Recovery programs.
The firm’s services have included:
- Performing desktop evaluations and reviews of existing data on the impacted sites.
- Conducting Section 106 reviews of impacted properties.
- Performing environmental assessments.
- Developing an efficient work flow process and procedures, using a range of integrated technologies to expedite the turnaround time for completing the reviews.