NJDEP Proposes Common-Sense Waiver Rule

by:  Thomas Spiesman

   In furtherance of Governor Chris Christie's Executive Order No. 2 that seeks to establish "Common Sense Principles" to govern New Jersey, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has proposed a rule to enable it to remove unreasonable impediments to economic growth while ensuring net environmental benefit for the State.  The rule, which is available online here,  would permit the NJDEP to waive strict compliance with regulations in certain limited circumstances that do not compromise protections for the environment or public health. 


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