Permit Extension Act Signed Into Law

Governor Christie signed the Permit Extension Act into law on Friday, December 26.  The law is applicable State-wide and as noted in our previous updates, continues the effective period of the Permit Extension Act of 2008 for an additional year.  The Act now expires December 31, 2015, with additional tolling of up to six months […]

Coming Soon – “Final” ALJ Decisions

The Administrative Procedures Act (“APA”) was amended in 2013 to give agencies the authority to order that Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) decisions are deemed to be final with respect to certain categories of administrative cases. For such cases, the ALJ decision will not be subject to further review by the head of the agency. I […]

Permit Extension Act – Legislative Passage

As an update to Monday’s Alert, the Permit Extension Act passed the Assembly 67-0-8 and the Senate 31-5. It is now on the Governor’s desk for signature. This update is not considered to be legal advice, and is intended for educational purposes only. For more information regarding the Permit Extension Act, please contact Giordano, Halleran […]

DEP Extends Coastal Rules Without Acting On Substantive Changes

Coastal Permit Program Rules, the procedural aspects of DEP’s CAFRA, coastal wetland, and Waterfront Development permitting programs, were set to expire December 15, 2014. DEP took action to extend the existing rules without change for a seven-year term, but has yet to act upon the proposed substantive changes to the Coastal regulations published June 2, […]

Permit Extension Act Update

A one-year extension is now proposed.  It has been approved by both the Assembly and Senate Committees and could be voted on Thursday by the full Senate and Assembly. We will keep you updated on what occurs Thursday. 

“There you go Again”

More tinkering with the Ogden-Rooney process of reviewing conveyance of Green Acres lands.  “There you go again” was one of my favorite Ronald Reagan pearls. It may have been first uttered by the future 40th president at the 1980 debate with Jimmy Carter as the incumbent leveled a repeated attack on his challenger-Reagan.  Well there […]