CALMAR Associates LLC. (CMA) has a qualified group of professionals that assist homeowners with the technical information required for them to make the best informative decisions involving their environmental needs.  Cost estimates are provided to the homeowner free of cost, for any type of environmental work that they may require.  These estimates include but are not limited to indoor air monitoring, leach-ate field sampling, potable well sampling, Underground Storage Tank (UST) inspections  (utilizing magnetometers and/or soil borings), UST abandonments and removals, Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) installations and remediations associated with leaking ASTs and USTs.  CMA is company certified by the NJDEP to perform UST removals. Along with our company certification all CMA oversight field personnel are also personally certified by the NJDEP. 


CMA has assembled a group of environmental professionals trained in implementing residential remediations associated with home heating oil tank leaks.  Remedial solutions include a variety of technologies including insitu and intrusive.  



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CMA representatives obtain pertinent information from the homeowner regarding their UST, then visit the residence for a quick inspection to verify the aspects of the job.  A proposal is then written, sent to the homeowner cost free describing the work to be performed and it’s cost.  Prior to implementing work, a permit is obtained from the local municipality.  Oversight inspections by the appropriate city authorities and county health departments are always included in the process.  A letter report documenting the removal process along with the appropriate attachments is then provided to the homeowner for their records.


CMA also possesses a valid home improvement contractor license allowing the company to install ASTs. If applicable, ASTs are generally installed on the same day that the UST removal occurs.  Installation permits are obtained from the local city construction department.  Tanks are installed per applicable building and fire codes.  Inspections for AST installations are generally performed by the municipalities building and fire inspectors.   


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If a UST or AST has had a release, CMA is a full service environmental remediation company, providing remedial action alternative scenarios that best fit the homeowners needs and budgetary restraints.  CMA representatives work with the homeowner to aid in determining funding that may be available either through their homeowners insurance or through state UST Funds and grants.  During this process, CMA is working for the property owner and looking out for their best interest. 


CMA’s experience in working with both of these entities is a major asset for the property owner.  Through past experience, CMA is able to streamline the entire project from start to finish thereby obtaining the best outcome for the property owner.  Unlike other companies, CMA representatives work closely with the homeowner over the entire length of the project educating them on all aspects of the job.  CMA always delineates a spill project before choosing a remedial alternative.  By determining the exact size, shape and depth, CMA representatives are able to provide a realistic cost estimate for the cleanup.  Once a remedial strategy is chosen, all aspects of the project are explained in full before any work is performed. 


As the project progresses in a dynamic fashion, CMA is always available to answer questions from the property owner.  Our goal is 100% satisfaction from our clients.  Remediations are implemented within a time frame that accommodates the homeowner.  All reporting required to obtain a letter of “No Further Action” from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is submitted by CMA. 











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The following is in accordance with the notifications distributed by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP):

As of May 3, 2011, the Petroleum Storage Tank Remediation, Upgrade and Closure Fund (UST Fund) is no longer accepting applications for the non-leaking tank programs due to insufficient funds.

For the leaking tank program co-administered by the NJEDA and the NJDEP, the NJDEP will continue to accept new UST Fund applications, which will be date stamped at the time of receipt and held until such time as sufficient funding becomes available. 


As of September 15, 2011, for both leaking and non-leaking  tanks, in-house applications that have been deemed complete by EDA staff are being processed with the 2012 State appropriation in accordance with statutory priority set forth in NJSA 58:10A-37.4 and described below.  Said applicants will be receiving notification from the EDA over the next few weeks.

Applications that are in-house but incomplete will be reviewed and processed in the order that they were received and held until sufficient funds become available.
Pursuant to NJSA 58:10A-37.4, there are statutory requirements for prioritizing funding of these projects as follows: 
1)     Applications indicating a discharge posing a threat to drinking water, human health or sensitive 
        ecological area;

2)     Supplemental applications for remediation of discharge from regulated tanks;
3)     Applications for remediation of discharge from regulated tanks;
4)     Supplemental applications for remediation of discharge from unregulated tanks;
5)     Applications for remediation of discharge from unregulated tanks;
6)     Non-leaking tank applications
Within each of these categories, priority is based on the application filing date and processing dates that EDA staff adheres to when conducting its review.

If you have questions regarding the above changes to the leaking or non-leaking tank programs, please free to contact Calmar Associates LLC. at (609) 476-4500 or:
Contact the NJEDA at (866) 534-7789, or visit their website by clicking here.
Contact the NJDEP at (609) 984-2076, or visit their website by clicking here.  

Continue to check back for future updates regarding the availability of funds for both the leaking and the non-leaking UST funds.