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By Robert Lamilla on December 9, 2021
Brownfields Impact Fund Approved by NJEDA, Application to Open in 2022

Recently, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (“NJEDA”) announced the launch of the new Brownfields Impact Fund, a new program offering loans and sub-grants to eligible applicants across New Jersey to promote remediation of contaminated sites.

By Robert Lamilla on December 6, 2021
So New Jersey's Environmental Justice Law Applies to Your Facility, Now What?

After determining that a facility is subject to the Environmental Justice Law, N.J.S.A. 13:1D-157, et seq., a facility must comply with the provisions of the Environmental Justice Law before the Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP") will complete the review process for an application for a new permit for a facility; an application for the expansion of a facility; or a renewal application for a major source permit.

By Robert Lamilla on December 2, 2021
Applicability of the Environmental Justice Law, at a Glance

In 2020, Governor Murphy signed New Jersey’s landmark Environmental Justice Law, N.J.S.A. 13:1D-157, et seq., which requires the Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP") to consider whether certain facilities seeking specific types of permits will contribute to existing environmental and public health stressors in overburdened communities.

By Robert Lamilla on November 15, 2021
Gov. Murphy Accelerates Emissions Reduction Target and Announces Funding for Green Initiatives

On November 10, 2021, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 274, which sets a new near-term target for the reduction of New Jersey’s greenhouse gas emissions to 50% below 2006 levels by the year 2030. Previously, pursuant to the Global Warming Response Act, N.J.S.A. 26:2C-37, New Jersey sought a statewide reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 2006 levels by the year 2050.

By Robert Lamilla on November 15, 2021
Gov. Murphy Announces Proposal for Parks and Restoration Funding

On October 20, 2021, Governor Murphy announced a proposal to inject the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Green Acres Program with over $100 million.

February 28, 2020
EPA Initiates Process to Set Drinking Water Standards for PFAS Compounds

On February 20, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced its proposal of a preliminary determination to regulate two contaminants - perflouorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and perflourooctane sulfonate (“PFOS”) – from the polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) family of chemicals.

January 20, 2020
New Jersey Sets Transportation Electrification Targets for 2025 and Beyond

On May 3, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed the State Zero-Emission Vehicle Programs Memorandum of Understanding, under which ten signatory states have pledged to advance the use of zero-emission vehicles within their borders.

January 10, 2020
Time to Dish the Dirt Part 2: Potential Changes to NJ's Soil and Fill Recycling Industry on the Horizon

Late last year, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) launched the “Guard Your Backyard” campaign, aimed at giving municipalities more control over the fill material imported into communities in an effort to reduce contamination.

November 25, 2019
Municipal Planning for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

The New Jersey legislature is getting serious about electric vehicles. On November 6, 2019, it passed S-606 (formerly A-1371) encouraging municipalities to begin planning for expanded electric vehicle ("EV") infrastructure across the state.

November 11, 2019
Time to Dish the Dirt – New Jersey Makes a Bid to Reduce Contaminated Fill in Local Communities

The unauthorized use of “dirty dirt” as fill in sites across New Jersey has long been an issue facing municipalities. In October 2019, DEP launched the "Guard Your Backyard" initiative specifically aimed at curbing the dumping of tainted fill in New Jersey communities.

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