December 7, 2015
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
The College of New Jersey, Library Auditorium
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08618



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New Jersey, with its 566 municipalities and multiple layers of government has a complex regulatory system.  Developers find navigating this process time consuming and costly.  Local officials on the other hand want to have a level of assurance that the project they are approving will meet their needs and specifications.  This Policy Briefing is two-fold and will explore both multiple layers of government regulations and MLUL requirements for preliminary approval process.  Experts in the field will consider the merits of existing regulations and whether or not there are viable alternatives.
The first of two panels will discuss overlapping regulatory oversight.  Do these multiple layers result in better outcomes or is there a way to consolidate similar requirements, while insuring that important environmental resources are protected?
Dave Fisher will kick off part two of the morning with an overview of proposed amendments to the MLUL to revise the preliminary permitting process.  A panel representing different perspectives will respond to the proposed legislation.

8:30 – 9:00      Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:05      Welcome & Introduction     

9:05 – 10:20    Panel 1: Layers of Government Regulation

        • Neil Yoskin, Esq.Sokol Behot LLC  – Moderator
        • Jeromie Lange, PE, Senior Principal Maser Consulting – Issues of conflicting or duplicative regulatory requirements in designing development projects
        • Daniel Kennedy, PP, AICP, MCRP, Assistant Commissioner New Jersey DEP – Reconciling multiple layers of regulations (wetlands, FHA, stormwater controls)
        • John Showler, PE, State Soil Conservation Committee – Soil erosion regulations and control requirements administered by multiple district offices
        • Tim Dillingham, Executive Director American Littoral Society – Preserving environmental goals while streamlining certain regulatory programs
        • Paul Pogorzelski, Hopewell Township – Municipal perspective including the impact on project when local requirements conflict with regional or state regulations

10:20 – 11:30    Panel 2: MLUL Reform

        • Richard Goldman, Esq.Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP – Moderator
        • David Fisher, AICP, PP, Vice President, K Hovnanian Homes (former President of NJBA) – Provide a legislative proposal to amend the MLUL
        • Dr. Edward Mahaney, Jr, Mayor of Cape May City – Describe the concerns local officials have for a simpler permitting process
        • Brian Murphy, PE, PP, CME, Principal FHW Associates, PA – Impact of streamlined approval process on the design of projects that comply with all requirements
        • John Cantwell, PE, PP, CME  – Remington Vernick – Potential benefits and pitfalls of an abbreviated approval process for preliminary site plans and subdivisions

11:10 – 11:30     Q&A

Speaker Bios

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