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Mar 17, 2017

Potentially Heavy Legislation Out of Trenton

The post below was co-authored by Jeffrey M. Casaletto.

While we watch the new U.S. administration target, for better or for worse, EPA’s budget and jurisdictional reach, there are signs of the other extremes within New Jersey government.  A recently introduced bill, No. A4305, has the potential to pull residential properties into the quagmire of New Jersey’s site remediation program. » Read More

Feb 12, 2015

NJ Supreme Court on The New Jersey Spill Act: “Take Your Time.” Under No Time Limit On Private Actions For Contribution

The below post is authored by contributor Martha N. Donovan.

Having been silent on the interpretation and application of the Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq. (“Spill Act”) for many years, the New Jersey Supreme Court has, over the past two years, been very active in interpreting and applying the language of the New Jersey Spill Act, clarifying and fundamentally changing the practice of environmental law in New Jersey.» Read More

Jan 28, 2013

Christie Announces Post-Sandy Rebuilding Regulations

“It is absolutely critical that we take this opportunity to rebuild New Jersey smarter and stronger in the aftermath of Sandy. That’s why today I am approving emergency regulations being proposed by the DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) to help fast-track the rebuilding process,” said Gov. Chris Christie yesterday as he signed emergency regulations to adopt the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) updated Advisory Base Flood Elevation maps as the rebuilding standard for the entire state.» Read More

Nov 06, 2012

New State Law Requires Property Tax Refunds for Sites under Environmental Remediation Orders Be Paid to NJDEP

NJ Biz reports: A state law enacted this summer could have widespread effects on owners of New Jersey industrial properties.  The law diverts property tax refunds for sites under environmental remediation that are vacant or “underutilized” to the state Department of Environmental Protection to pay for the remediation, leaving property owners empty-handed until the cost for remediation has been paid.

Law has industrial site owners on alert» Read More

Oct 18, 2012

Decision in Dimant Raises More Issues Than It Resolves

My colleague  Martha Donovan authored an Environmental Law Alert entitled “The New Jersey Supreme Court’s Decision in Dimant Raises More Interesting Issues Than It Resolves,” which discusses New Jersey’s unique environmental statute, the Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq. (“Spill Act”) and the thought provoking issues implied or insinuated in the 42-page decision in New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection v.» Read More

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