a. The Department of Environmental Protection, in consultation with the New Jersey
Economic Development Authority, shall develop a pilot program to award grants from
the Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund established pursuant to section 26 of
P.L.1993, c. 139 (C.58:10B-4) to nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. s.501(c)(3), that are exempt from taxation pursuant to section 501(a) of the federal Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. s.501(a), for the preliminary assessment, site investigation, and remedial investigation of
real property that has been contaminated or is suspected of being contaminated by
the discharge of a hazardous substance. All of the limitations and conditions for the award of financial assistance and
grants applicable to municipalities pursuant to the provisions of the “Brownfield
and Contaminated Site Remediation Act,” P.L.1997, c. 278 (C.58:10B-1.1 et al.) shall apply to the award of grants to a nonprofit organization pursuant to
this section. The total amount awarded pursuant to this pilot program shall not exceed $5,000,000.
b. Prior to March 1 of each year, the Department of Environmental Protection shall
prepare and transmit to the members of the Senate Environment Committee and the Assembly
Environment and Solid Waste Committee, or their successors, an annual report that
provides a description of the projects for which grants have been awarded, the grant
recipients for each project, the owner of the property being remediated, the amount
of each grant, and the location of the property being remediated.
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