NJDEP Extends Certain Site Remediation Deadlines

Following up on a Compliance Alert advising that all regulatory requirements remain in place, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) announced late last week that it was extending certain regulatory timeframes applicable to the remediation of contaminated sites.  The specific timelines are set forth in the Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated […]


In a Compliance Alert issued yesterday, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) made it clear that, despite the current restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all regulatory and permitting requirements currently remain in effect. This includes all permitting timelines, site remediation regulatory and mandatory timeframes, permit condition deadlines, and any other […]

Appellate Division Sheds Light on Statutory and Common Law Claims in Environmental Cleanup Cases

Co-Authored by David Miller Last week, the New Jersey Appellate Division (the “Court”) clarified the relationship between claims arising under the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (the “Spill Act”) and common law claims, as well as the scope of common law claims available to the State of New Jersey (the “State”), in actions […]

EPA Relaxes Environmental Enforcement During COVID-19 Pandemic

Co-Authored by Linda Lee On March 26, 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced “a temporary policy regarding [its] enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic” (“Policy”). Under the Policy, EPA is able to exercise significant discretion in its enforcement of environmental rules for certain noncompliance resulting from the pandemic. EPA […]