DEP Waives Some Permitting Requirements To Promote Rebuilding After Sandy

The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy is massive and the loss of lives, homes and belongings is heartbreaking.  The recovery effort will present many practical challenges and legal issues.  Those who seek to reconstruct destroyed or damaged property will likely need to address environmental issues, particularly in the coastal areas.  Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) […]

Advisory for Immediate Evaluation of Contaminated Sites

In light of significant flooding experienced with Hurricane Sandy, we are advising all clients currently remediating contaminated sites, or currently investigating suspected contaminated sites, to consider retention of an environmental consultant to evaluate current conditions. Creating an environmental benchmark is particularly important given (1) the availability of “off-site” contamination exemptions under applicable environmental statutes and […]