NJDEP Releases Report on Sea-Level Rise in New Jersey

On December 12, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) released a report discussing historical sea-level rise (“SLR”) in New Jersey and estimating SLR for the next 100+ years. The Rising Seas and Changing Coastal Storms report (“Report”) was commissioned by NJDEP and prepared by Rutgers University’s New Jersey Science and Technical Advisory […]

NJDEP to Clarify Use of Rounding in Determining Compliance with Remediation Standards

Co-Authored by Linda M. Lee According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”), it has been receiving an increased number of inquiries regarding whether rounding analytical data is a legitimate method of determining compliance with remediation standards. In response, NJDEP is planning to reconvene a stakeholder committee in January 2020 to discuss the […]

New Jersey Appellate Division Affirms Municipal Court Jurisdiction to Enforce Spill Act Penalties

On November 13, 2019, the Appellate Division held that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) can bring a penalty enforcement action under the Spill Compensation and Control Act (the “Spill Act”), N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq., in either the Superior Court or the municipal court with territorial jurisdiction. State of New Jersey Department of […]