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Opinion: DEP Water Quality Management Rules — An Opportunity, Not a Battle

Feb 10, 2012   //   by PlanSmart NJ   //   Opinion, Policy, Speaks Out Blog, Uncategorized, Water Quality Management Rules  //  Comments Off on Opinion: DEP Water Quality Management Rules — An Opportunity, Not a Battle

A broader planning framework recognizes that rules are about saying ‘yes,” as well as ‘no’ 

By Lucy Vandenberg, February 2, 2012 in Opinion, NJ Spotlight

Image Source: Becker's Environmental Law Update

Amid much controversy, Gov. Chris Christie earlier this month signed a law providing an extension to counties to submit updated water quality management plans. These plans are important because they delineate where sewers will be permitted and, consequently, play a large part in where, and at what density, New Jersey will grow into the future.

Under the new law, county extensions are automatically granted for six months, with up to two years leeway at the approval of the DEP commissioner. In the meantime, counties will continue to operate under outdated sewer service maps. Read more >>

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