NJ Appeals Panel Backs DEP Ruling On Sewer-Overflow Permit

Law360, New York (March 7, 2013, 3:25 PM EST) -- A New Jersey appeals court ruled Thursday that the state Department of Environmental Protection properly rejected a request from environmental groups seeking to revoke a general permit allowing municipalities to discharge mixtures of sanitary wastewater and stormwater into rivers and streams when needed.

The three-judge panel declined to interfere with the DEP’s 2011 decision to deny the environmental groups' request, saying the DEP acted well within its authority when it refused to revoke the permit because it was already planning to replace it with individual permits...
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