• NJDEP’s Common Sense Principles
  • March 29, 2011 | Author: Jacob S. Grouser
  • Law Firm: Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas - New Brunswick Office
  • On March 9, 2011, the NJDEP announced its proposal of a common sense waiver rule, which would provide for economic growth and enhanced environmental benefit. In furtherance of Governor Christie's Executive Order No. 2 that seeks to establish "Common Sense Principles" to govern New Jersey, the NJDEP has proposed a rule to enable it to remove unreasonable impediments to economic growth while ensuring net environmental benefits for the state. The proposed rule would allow the NJDEP to waive strict compliance with regulations in certain limited circumstances that do not compromise protections for the environment or public health.