Pending Legislation Abolishes Council on Affordable Housing and Nonresidential Development fees

May 7th, 2010 | Posted by: Christopher DeGrezia 0| comments:

COAHIf adopted, a bill before the New Jersey Senate (S-1) will abolish COAH and reform the Fair Housing Act.  The bill stands at second reading and can be voted upon at the next voting session in May 2010.  If it is not amended, the bill will change the entire landscape of how affordable housing requirements are calculated and applied.  With regard to nonresidential development, it will essentially eliminate affordable housing requirements.  Here is the story:      » Read the rest of this entry «

Site Remediation Reform Act: How Will the Act Impact the Use of Alternate Remediation Standards (ARS)?

November 11th, 2009 | Posted by: Christopher DeGrezia 1| comments:

DSC_0371Although the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) gives Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) substantial authority once the exclusive purview of NJDEP, not all of the functions held by NJDEP case managers under the pre-SRRA process for remediation will be transferred to the LSRP.  Such is the case with Alternate Remediation Standards (ARS).  An ARS is a remediation standard developed for use at a given site based on site-specific conditions and risks that is often less restrictive than adopted standards.  One of the laws modified by SRRA continues to allow the use of ARS in lieu of the established minimum soil remediation standards for residential or non-residential use.  » Read the rest of this entry «

Site Remediation Reform Act: Will the New Permit Program for Operation, Maintenance and Inspection of Engineering and Institutional Controls be Different from NJDEP’s Current Biennial Certification Program?

October 30th, 2009 | Posted by: Christopher DeGrezia 0| comments:

Site Remediation Reform Act - Biennial CertificationCurrently, NJDEP requires a biennial certification for engineering and institutional controls.  Every two years, a certification must be prepared, signed and submitted to NJDEP reporting on the monitoring, inspection and maintenance for caps, covers, fences, signs, Classification Exception Areas (CEAs), deed notices and other engineering and institutional controls implemented as part of the remediation of a contaminated site.  Under the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA), NJDEP will now be implementing a new permit program for this purpose.  NJDEP is wrestling with the best way to move forward with the transition of these requirements into a permit program. » Read the rest of this entry «

Site Remediation Reform Act: How Does the Act Impact NJDEP’s Natural Resource Damage Program?

October 20th, 2009 | Posted by: Christopher DeGrezia 0| comments:

Site Remediation Reform Act - Natural Resource DamageThere are two significant provisions in the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) that will impact how NJDEP pursues its claims for Natural Resource Damages (NRD). The first is a fairly obvious change to existing law (the Statute of Limitations) setting deadlines for the state to bring a claim for NRD.  The second, and more significant provision, stems from a subtle reference nestled amid NJDEP’s newly defined powers of direct remedial oversight.  » Read the rest of this entry «

Site Remediation Reform Act: Will the Act Affect the Choice and Pace of a Remedy at My Site?

October 15th, 2009 | Posted by: Christopher DeGrezia 0| comments:

Site Remediation Reform Act - RemedyThe Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) will affect the choice and pace of remedies. SRRA provides that, for any site that is to be used for residential purposes, a licensed day care center, a public or private school, or a charter school, the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) must ensure that the person responsible for conducting the remediation completes the remediation in a manner that complies with either unrestricted use standards, a soon to be established “Presumptive Remedy,” or an alternative remedy approved by the NJDEP. » Read the rest of this entry «

Site Remediation Reform Act: What Does Executive Order No. 140 Add to the Licensend Site Remediation Professional Program?

October 6th, 2009 | Posted by: Christopher DeGrezia 0| comments:

Site Remediation Reform Act - Executive OrderAs with any new and major environmental law, the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) had its share of critics from all ends of the political spectrum.  The New Jersey environmental activist community was among the most vocal objectors to certain aspects of the proposed Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) legislation.  Executive Order No. 140 was designed by the Governor’s Office to ease the concerns of the environmental groups. » Read the rest of this entry «

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