- Pompton Lakes Works Technical Assistance Grant
Pompton Lakes, Passaic County
Pre-Application: Finding of Substantial Public Interest
As the first step in the process to obtain a Technical Assistance
Grant (TAG), a community group may ask the Department to make
a finding of substantial interest. Pompton Lakes Residents for
Environmental Integrity (PLREI) submitted a petition signed by
31 people that live and/or work within 200 feet of the extent
of the ground water contamination that has migrated from the Dupont
- Pompton Lakes Works site.
The Department has evaluated the petition and supporting documents
submitted by Executive Director Regina Sisco, on behalf of PLREI.
The documents submitted have met the requirements for the Department
to make a finding of substantial public interest in the DuPont
- Pompton Lakes site. On November 10, 2010, the Department advised
PLREI of this finding.
On December 6, 2010, PLREI submitted a Letter
of Intent to the Department stating that they intend to apply
for the TAG. PLREI has also published a public notice in the Herald
News on December 4, 2010 stating that they submitted a Letter
On December 29, 2010, NJDEP received a second
Letter of Intent from the Passaic River Coalition (PRC) stating
their interest in applying for a TAG. PRC and PLREI had until
March 11, 2011 to submit a joint TAG application to NJDEP. Pursuant
to NJDEP rules, "The Department shall not award a technical
assistance grant to more than one community group at any one time
for any contaminated site" [see N.J.A.C.
PLREI and PRC have formed a coalition called PL Technology Advisory
Group Partnership (PL Tech Group).
The PL Tech Group submitted a TAG application on March 18, 2011,
followed by an addendum to the application on February 1, 2012.
NJDEP approved the application on June 7, 2012.
Questions about the DuPont - Pompton
Lakes Works TAG process can be directed to Heather Swartz at (609) 984-7135.