DEP Agency-Term Contractors (ATCs) should maintain their role as consultants with site owners and responsible parties even though their contract is with the DEP. This is most significantly highlighted on sites with funding caps.
Many owners are not aware of the amount remaining in their cap, and some do not even know there is a limit to their funding. Some project managers do not know or consider the cap. Planning the best strategy for a site should always start with eligibility, deductible and funding cap communications between all stakeholders.
There are numerous methods to obtain ‘No Further Action’ (NFA) on a site. Most site owners are not aware of the options or the requirements to achieve the NFA goal. Consulting is needed to educate them.