NJ Speeds Up Coastal Permitting To Ease Sandy Rebuilding

Law360, New York (April 18, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT) -- New Jersey has adopted new coastal permitting rules that administration officials contend will help property owners and businesses in the state's shore areas rebuild in a speedier, less costly manner following Superstorm Sandy.

Through changes to the state's coastal permit program and coastal zone management rules, the administration of Gov. Chris Christie said it's hoping to cut red tape and streamline permit procedures to help residential and commercial developments, marina construction, the maintenance of engineered coastal protections and storm-related dredging projects.

By allowing various projects to...
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