By: Thomas F. Carroll, III, Esq.
The Appellate Division released an opinion today holding that Gov. Christie overstepped his statutory authority in abolishing COAH through the Reorganization Plan. The issue of remedy was very sticky, i.e., whether COAH is now to be “reconstituted,” but the court essentially ignored that issue.
By: Henry T. Chou, Esq.
In response to Governor Christie’s Executive Order No 2, which directs state agencies to implement reforms furthering common sense principles, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has adopted a new rule that gives NJDEP the flexibility to modify compliance with rules in certain circumstances that do not compromise protections to the environment and public health. Requests for waivers will be accepted beginning on August 1, 2012.