Pa. Enviro Permits Allowed To Extend Beyond Law's Deadline

Law360, Philadelphia (September 5, 2013, 4:33 PM EDT) -- A split panel of Pennsylvania administrative law judges ruled Wednesday that certain state Department of Environmental Protection permits could remain in effect beyond the close of an extension period included in a state law aimed at preventing developers from having to seek renewals for projects stalled by the sour economy.

In an apparent case of first impression, the state’s Environmental Hearing Board ruled that the developer behind a proposed 22-acre shopping center in suburban Philadelphia could hold onto a permit beyond the July 2016 deadline written...
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