NJ DEP Defends Waiver Rule Amid Legislative Pressure

Law360, New York (May 17, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT) -- The same day a group of New Jersey lawmakers hammered new state Department of Environmental Protection regulations allowing the agency to waive its rules on a case-by-case basis, a top DEP official on Thursday defended the reforms as an important update to state environmental policy.

The so-called waiver rule will allow the state to modernize and adjust decades-old practices that may not provide environmental benefits in a particular situation, according to DEP Deputy Commissioner Irene Krop, who was speaking at the annual convention of the New...
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