NJ Enviro Waivers Get Green Light Despite Judicial Rebuke

Law360, New York (March 21, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appeals court found Thursday that the state Department of Environmental Protection improperly issued guidance documents for companies applying for exceptions from land use, site remediation and other regulations, but that won't stop the regulator from continuing to mull applications under its controversial waiver program, attorneys said.

Holding that adequate standards remain in place for the so-called waiver rule, the 54-page opinion from the state's Appellate Division represents a significant win for those that fall under the department's regulatory umbrella, according to Dennis Toft,...
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