A new proposal is out to amend the current New Jersey Remediation Standards (N.J.A.C. 7:26D) and is currently in a 60 day public comment period. The proposed change would result in new categories of standards for soil, soil leachate, and indoor air vapor, but a net reduction in stringency of the soil standards. Ultimately, once promulgated, this will also affect how excavated soils are managed for various brownfield capping and beneficial use scenarios. See the proposed rule change here:
Under the proposal, the existing ‘NJ Direct Contact Soil Remediation Standards’ will go away and be replaced with two new categories: ‘Ingestion-Dermal’ and ‘Inhalation’ pathway soil standards, including elimination of 11 currently regulated soil analytes, and addition of 16 new analytes. The proposed rules would also replace the current ‘Default Impact to Groundwater Soil Screening Levels’ with ‘Migration to Groundwater’ pathway soil standards, removing 7 currently regulated analytes and adding 7 new analytes. More details in information in the link above.