The comment period for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Draft Tier A Permit renewal closed on September 20. The League in partnership with the New Jersey Conference of Mayors submitted comments focusing on how the new conditions within the Draft Tier A Permit constitute on unfunded mandate, especially for Tier B municipalities that now face reassignment to Tier A.
While the official comment period may be closed, municipalities can still make efforts to help thwart the NJDEP’s attempts to saddle local governments with additional mandates. To that end, the League has prepared a draft resolution your municipality can adopt urging the legislature and Governor Murphy to take action to delay NJDEP efforts until a full analysis of the financial impact of these changes can be prepared, and grant funding from the state can be made available.
Contact: Frank Marshall, Esq., Associate General Counsel, firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-695-3481, x137.