New Jersey Environmental Risk Management Fund


Emergency Response

EJIF maintains a 24/7 Emergency Response Hotline for its members to call in the event of spills or discharges to soils, surface water or groundwater.

This service was designed by the EJIF to provide guidance to its members who may find the steps required to be taken immediately following this type of emergency confusing and intimidating.

The Hotline is monitored by representatives of the EJIF.

A caller activating the Hotline at 1-800-289-6681 will generally receive a return call within 15 minutes.  It will then be determined whether an immediate site visit is warranted, or if it should be scheduled at a later, more appropriate time.

Response Plan

In the event of an environmental emergency, please initiate emergency phone calls in the following order:

  1. Contact the local HAZMAT Response Team for your area, usually by calling 911.
  2. If a spill impacts soil, water or groundwater, contact the NJDEP within 15 minutes of detection at 1-877-WARN DEP(927-6337).
  3. Call the Emergency Hotline: 1-800-289-6681 and leave a message. An EJIF representative will return your call, generally within 15 minutes.
  4. Take names of all involved personnel and third parties and, if possible, take photographs of any suspicious situations or potential causes of the spill.

More Information

For more information about the EJIF Emergency Response Hotline, how it works, and what constitutes a spill under the NJ Spill Act, review this Environmental Alert.

Emergency Contractors

Emergency Vendor List

This list of contractors is provided for your convenience.  Please note that any certified contractor is acceptable.
Non-Emergencies/General Inquiries

Regulatory Compliance - General questions regarding regulatory requirements or compliance assistance may be addressed to the following environmental engineers for specific JIFs:

All EJIF members of the Bergen, Morris, South Bergen, Suburban Essex, Camden, Monmouth, Ocean, PMM, Suburban, Central, TRICO, BURCLO  and NJUA JIFs, contact:

Richard Erickson,  First Environment

Work: (973) 334-0003

Mobile: (908) 303-3218

Email: rerickson@firstenvironment.com


Sunita Dhar, First Environment

Work: (973) 334-0003

Mobile: (973) 704-7338

Email: SDhar@firstenvironment.com

Insurance/Coverage - Please contact your Risk Manager, Underwriting Manager, or other Fund Professional for assistance with policy or coverage information