Appellate Division Upholds DEP's Authority to Establish Waiver Rule

By Lawrence F. Jacobs |   Mar. 21, 2013

The Appellate Division upholds the Department of Environmental Protection's authority to establish the Waiver Rule. See the decision.

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BPU Continues to Evaluate Incentive Programs for Solar Projects on Landfills and Brownfields

By Jeffrey W. Cappola |   Feb. 14, 2013

Solar Panels & LandfillOn July 23, 2012, L. 2012, c. 24 (the “Solar Act”) was signed into law by Governor Christie. The Solar Act, among other things, requires the New Jersey Board of Utilities (“BPU”) in consultation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) to establish standards and program incentives to encourage the development of solar generation projects on properly closed landfills, brownfields, and historic fill areas.

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Topics : Litigation, Legislation, Brownfield, NJDEP, Renewable Energy, BPU, Brownfields, Solar, Landfill | 3 Comments Read More

NJDEP Posts Frequently Asked Questions Concerning The New Post-Sandy Flood Elevation Standards

By Lawrence F. Jacobs |   Feb. 5, 2013

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has released a set of FAQs to help answer some of the most common questions regarding the standards of elevating houses and buildings Post-Sandy, and will help you determine if you need to elevate.

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Governor Christie Signs Emergency Regulations To Adopt FEMA's ABFEs Maps

By Jeffrey W. Cappola |   Jan. 25, 2013

FEMA Coastal Flood Zone NJ

Yesterday (January 24), Governor Christie announced he was signing emergency regulations to adopt FEMA's new Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) maps as the post-Sandy rebuilding standard,

"It is absolutely critical that we take this opportunity to rebuild NJ smarter and stronger in the aftermath of Sandy. That's why today I am approving emergency regulations being proposed by the Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP") to help fast-track the rebuilding process"

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