NJ Assembly Approves Flood Permitting Measure

Law360, New York (April 29, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Assembly on Monday approved legislation to help protect residents and businesses from future flooding by allowing the state Department of Environmental Protection to evaluate newly revised federal flood maps when considering permit applications for flood hazard areas.

In a 63-9 vote, with five abstentions, the Assembly cleared Assembly Bill 3262, which would require the DEP to evaluate any newly released Federal Emergency Management Agency floodway delineations in order to allow permit applicants to apply for a permit using the federal floodway delineation when...
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