NJ DEP Failed To Collect $1M In Penalties, Auditor Says

Law360, New York (July 17, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection enforcement program ramped up $1 million in uncollected penalties as of February, while an agency division approved more than 1,300 permits without required payments, according to a report issued by the Office of the State Auditor.

Between July 2010 and February, the department's Land Use Management division spent $27.3 million but only brought in $25.8 million primarily through land use permits and penalties — an amount the state's auditing office said can be increased if the department develops procedures...
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