Recognized Environmental Professional

Recognized Environmental Professionals (REPs) will replace Individual Listed Consultants effective January 1, 2018. Existing Listed Consultants will be identified as such through that time. Prospective REPs will need to have an approved application and pass a regulatory proficiency examination to become a REP.

The purpose of the REP designation is to better align decision-making responsibility between OPS, environmental consultants and responsible parties by identifying environmental consultants who can demonstrate decision-making experience on releases to the environment.

Listed companies will remain as such by virtue of having at least one REP. Responsible parties of confirmed releases must retain a listed company in order to seek reimbursement at the Reasonable Cost Guideline Consultant Labor Rates. A REP within that company must be identified as the environmental professional of record associated with the confirmed release. This distinction is transferable.