Governor Christie Signs Bill Extending Deadline for Wastewater Management Plans

Posted by on Jan 23, 2012 in Legislation, Wastewater Management Plans

By: Henry T. Chou, Esq.
On January 17, 2012, Governor Chris Christie signed into law P.L. 2011, c. 203, which extends the deadline for counties and municipalities to file wastewater management plans by at least 180 days. The legislation, which was passed by the Senate and General Assembly on January 9, 2011, is aimed at averting the “negative economic impacts” associated with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) regulations that would have required the withdrawal of numerous wastewater service areas throughout the state.

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Legislature Moves to Extend Deadline for Wastewater Management Plans

Posted by on Jan 9, 2012 in Legislation, Wastewater Management Plans

By: Henry T. Chou, Esq.
The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill known as S3156, which would extend the deadline for counties and municipalities to file wastewater management plans by at least 180 days, and potentially up to 2 years. The bill, which was passed by the Senate on January 9, 2011, will now move to the General Assembly, which is also anticipated to pass it in short order.

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DEP’s New Water Quality Management Rules Impose Restrictive Standards on Public Sewer and Septic Service for New Development

Posted by on Aug 15, 2008 in DEP Rules, Wastewater Management Plans

Published in August 2008 Issue of Builder/Architect Magazine, Greater New Jersey Edition
By Henry T. Chou, Esq.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has adopted amendments to its regulations, scheduled for publication on July 7, 2008, that will reduce the availability of wastewater treatment service and increase the regulation of septic systems. While DEP claims that the rule amendments will improve water quality and protect environmentally sensitive areas, it appears that the only certain consequence of the rule amendments is economic hardship for counties, municipalities, property owners and developers.

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