Following contentious hearings before the Middletown Township Planning Board and subsequent litigation, Superior Court Judge Paul A. Kapalko upheld the Planning Board’s decision to approve construction of Trinity Hall School off Chapel Hill Road in Middletown Township. Rejecting arguments made by several neighboring property owners, the Court ruled that Trinity Hall had presented “more than […]
UPDATE 1/8/16: Yesterday a bill was voted out of the New Jersey Senate Environment Committee which would authorize DEP to require on or off-site public access as a condition of coastal permits.
Economists and financial consultants have projected an improving and stronger real estate market in 2014 through 2015 based on various factors including increased new home construction activity. With a recovering economy and improving market conditions, increased land transaction activity should follow suit. It is critical to ensure that development approvals remain valid in connection with […]
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued advisory base flood elevation maps for 10 New Jersey counties: Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union. While labeled “advisory” these new flood zone maps are intended to more accurately reflect the true 100 year flood elevations […]
On September 21, 2012, Governor Christie signed legislation passed by the Senate and Assembly in June 2012 extending the Permit Extension Act (“PEA”). Under the prior version of the PEA, qualifying approvals in effect as of January 1, 2007 were set to lapse the end of this calendar year or within a six month period […]
On August 1, 2012, DEP began implementing the long-anticipated “waiver rule,” which allows DEP to relax or waive strict compliance with its regulations in four narrowly circumscribed situations… To read more, visit the full article at http://www.ghclaw.com/news/2012_Schneider_DEP_Waiver_Update
Today the Governor signed amendments to the Permit Extension Act that further extend most development approvals until at least December 31, 2014, or in some cases until June 30, 2015, depending upon when the original approval would have expired. Prior to this amendment, the expiration dates under the Permit Extension Act were December 31, 2012 […]
NJDEP Appoints Marc Policastro To Off-Site Source Investigation/Documentation Committee of NJDEP’s Technical Guidance Group.
Marc Policastro, shareholder at Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, PC, was recently appointed by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Off-Site Source Investigation Committee of NJDEP’s Technical Guidance Group. The Technical Guidance Group of NJDEP is composed of DEP Staff and outside Stakeholders with the responsibility of developing technical guidance, training on guidance and responding […]
Thursday, September 13th The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ Agenda Waiver Rule Policy Briefing 8:00 am- Registration and Breakfast 8:30 am- 10:30am Program Speakers: Irene Kropp, Deputy Commissioner, NJ Department of Environmental Protection Michael Gross, Attorney, Giordano, Halleran and Ciesla George Vallone, President, Hoboken Brownstone Company Tony DiLodovico, Tony D Environmental Permitting, LLC Michael […]
The NJ General Assembly passed ACR-37 on Thursday, May 24th along partisan lines 47-31. The Senate voting session on May 24th was limited to judicial confirmations but it is anticipated that the Senate companion concurrent resolution will be posted for a vote in the near future. More details on this issue appear in the May […]keep looking »