Governor Jon S. Corzine signed legislation to help ensure that child care and educational facilities are environmentally safe for the children attending them.
“This bill will help identify and remediate educational facilities and child care centers located on environmentally high risk sites,” Governor Corzine said. “This puts New Jersey at the forefront of states nationally in protecting children from environmental contaminants while at child care facilities and schools.”
According to the new law, if a child care or educational facility located on an environmentally high risk site applies for a local building permit, it must meet two sets of criteria before the municipality issues the permit. First, it must obtain certification for indoor environmental quality from the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). Second, it must demonstrate that the site has been remediated to Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) standards and that a DEP-issued “no further action letter” has been obtained. Construction permits will be issued in cases where that permit is necessary to make changes to a facility in order to bring it into compliance with DHSS indoor environmental quality standards.
DHSS certification will require a facility to demonstrate that it meets indoor environmental quality standards. Those standards will be set in the coming year by DHSS through the rulemaking process. The DHSS regulations will be required to be protective of infants and children and must take into account the metabolic differences between adults and children. “Keeping our children safe, sound, and healthy should be our number one priority,” said Assemblywoman Greenstein, D-Mercer. “This legislation will give state health authorities a stronger tool to fulfill that child-protection mission.”
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