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FAQs about environmental services

Q: How long does a tank removal take? -UST removals take one day to complete and we like to schedule two weeks in advance to allow for proper permitting and utility markouts. If installing a tank we can transfer the good oil into your new tank.
Q: What happens if the tank leaks? -We call in a NJDEP spill # and assess the soils. Based on observations we recommend one of three options based on the severity of the release. a. Sampling immediately to demonstrate no remediation is required. b. Returning to remove a small amount of localized soils, sampling and backfilling to grade. c. Delineation – Collecting samples in a variety of locations to determine the extent of the spill.
Q: What does typical remediation cost? -It depends on the severity of the problem, however, most of our remediation falls inside a budget of approximately $7,500
Q: What if I don’t have the funds to pay now? – We can work with clients to receive payment from the sale of a house at closing. We offer payment plans and we work closely with clients to obtain insurance coverage from current as well as previous carriers as a source of payment whenever coverage can be proven.
Q: What is the UST Fund? -It is a fund that covers costs not covered by insurance for property owners. It has approximately a 4 to 5 year waiting period but can be a great way to pay for remediation.
Q: I have a gasoline tank, what do I do? – You need to hire a firm that has an LSRP available to review and sign off on all forms and reports submitted to the NJDEP. SSG-BARCO has in house all the required licenses to accomplish this for you.
Q: Do I have to get a permit? -UST removals require a local permit and inspection, we take care of that process for you and set up all required inspections.
Q: My tank is larger, how does this affect my project. -Larger tanks require more fill material to replace the volume of the tank. However as long as the tank is used for residential heating, the tank is not a regulated in New Jersey no matter what the size.
Q: What are the odds my tank will be leaking? -First off, we track each and every project and from a pool of over 5,000 tank removals we determined that statistically 50% of all USTs removed are leaking tanks. If your tank is found to be leaking we call the NJDEP hotline and get a case number assigned to your project. As long as there is no imminent health or environmental concern, we recommend obtaining a soil waste class sample and assessing the severity of the required remediation.
Q: What is SSG-BARCO’s experience in receiving NFA lettters? -SSG-BARCO has received nearly 2,000 NFA letters for residential fuel oil spill cleanups in New Jersey.
Q: I’m selling my house and I need to remove my tank fast. How can I proceed? -We can expedite permits and the remediation process. Our project managers are adept at working with real estate agents and attorneys to keep everyone informed and up to date on the project to assure a smooth sale.
Q: what towns and counties do you serve in NJ? We offer our environmental services in the following New Jersey counties and many towns within each county such as: -Mercer County: Trenton, Princeton, Hopewell Township, Lawrence Township, Lawrenceville, Mercerville, Pennington -Ocean County: Toms River, Jackson, Lakewood, Point Pleasant -Monmouth County: Asbury Park, Eatontown, Long Branch, Tinton Falls -Burlington County: Moorestown, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Willingboro, Medford lakes -Hunterdon County: Flemington -Somerset County: Somerset -Middlesex County: Avenel, Carteret, Colonia, East Brunswick, Edison, Iselin, Monroe Township, North Brunswick, Parlin, Sayreville, South Plainfield, Woodbridge