A Glimpse into the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

June 24th, 2010 | Posted by: Christopher DeGrezia 0| comments:

2009-02-17 Transfer 426By Ellen Radow Sadat, Esq.

At a well-attended New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Breakfast in late May, Deputy Commissioner Irene Kropp described the evolving organizational responsibilities of three key managers at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Chief of Staff Magdalena Padilla, Chief Counselor Ray Cantor and Irene Kropp. These responsibilities are evolving as Commissioner Bob Martin develops the Department’s Vision Statement, which should be posted on the NJDEP website soon.  Shortly thereafter, the Department will publish its “Transformation Agenda,” which will be designed to implement the Vision Statement and presumably change the way NJDEP does business.

In the meantime, the Department is actively acknowledging that it should be a  responsive and transparent agency.  There are three key managers who will try to accomplish this goal while attending to the following responsibilities. » Read the rest of this entry «

New Legislation Allows Wind and Solar Facilities in Industrial Zones

April 9th, 2009 | Posted by: Christopher DeGrezia 0| comments:

Wind PowerThe Legislature has adopted a Bill (A 2550/ S 1299) that permits certain renewable energy facilities in areas zoned for industrial use.  A “renewable energy facility” is defined as a facility that engages in the production of electric energy from solar technologies, photovoltaic technologies or wind energy. Specifically, the Bill provides that a renewable energy facility is deemed to be a permitted use in industrial districts on land comprising 20 or more contiguous acres.  Click here to view the Pamphlet Law.

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