Fourteen Years Later And Still No Third Round Regulations

On October 20, 2014, the Council on Affordable Housing (“COAH”) convened ostensibly to adopt its third set of Third Round Regulations in order to meet the October 22, 2014 deadline imposed by the New Jersey Supreme Court on March 14, 2014. After a 14-year delay in adopting valid Third Round Regulations, COAH once again missed […]

Permit Extension Act (PEA) Extension Bill Introduced

On October 9th, Assemblymen Jerry Green, John Burzichelli and Troy Singleton introduced legislation (A-3815, not yet available for review) to extend the Permit Extension Act for two more years (until December 31, 2016). The current Permit Extension Act (PEA) expires on December 31st of this year. Whether or not this further extension is approved depends […]

NJDEP Announces New Guidance On “Unrelated Contamination”

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has announced a specific “Guidance Document” and protocol to assist Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) to address contamination that is suspected to be unrelated to a known discharge undergoing remediation.  In essence, the roadmap provided by NJDEP addresses three basic scenarios where:  (1) contamination is suspected to […]