2016 Legislative Session Includes Expansion to LSSI (Effective July 1, 2016)

The Low Scored Site Initiative (LSSI) has now been expanded through the approval of Senate Bill 100 to include limited remediation activities.

The cap expenditure for each site has been raised from $30,000 to $35,000. The total amount that can be spent on the LSSI program has also been raised from $10 million to $15 million per year. The time limitation for completion of LSSI work has also been extended from 6 to 12 months for the initial assessment/limited remediation. After approval of the initial assessment/limited remediation, the department may approve additional assessment/limited remediation not to exceed $35,000. In addition, the FDEP can authorize 12 months of groundwater monitoring if it is expected to achieve the statutory closure requirements.