NJ Relaxes Infrastructure Permitting After Hurricane Sandy

Law360, New York (November 6, 2012, 6:33 PM EST) -- The head of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday announced the conditional waiver of certain permit requirements to help government agencies repair or replace roads, bridges, bulkheads and other critical infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

The waiver covers the in-kind replacement and repair of legally existing public infrastructure affected by the storm, according to the administrative order. That infrastructure includes not only roads and bridges, but also railroads, culverts, utility lines, outfall structures, stormwater management basins and shoreline stabilization structures.

The permit requirements...
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