There are often things going on here at Land Use that businesses and citizens should be aware of. Our News and Notices page provides information on more then news. Information on topics from public hearings to rule changes will appear as they are announced. If there is is something new, that's where it will appear first.
Administrative Order to Address Public Infrastructure Damage from Hurricane Irene
On September 18 the Commissioner issued Administrative Order (AO) #2012-09, exempting State, County and Municipal agencies from DEP’s formal permit procedures for a specific category of emergency activities relative to public infrastructure resulting from Hurricane Irene and immediate subsequent flooding events. Please see the News and Notices page for more information. There are both the initial 9/25/2012 announcement, and a 10/23/12 update, so please be sure to check each of them.
More information on the waiver rule can be found on the Waiver Rule Webpage.
The Division supports the development of renewable energy projects in an effort to limit dependence on non-renewable energy sources. We recommend and encourage that, wherever possible, construction of these projects be sited within developed areas of the State to limit impact to the State's natural environment. When projects are sited in Special Areas, there are requirements for Department review of the application that must be followed. If you are considering such a project, please check out our pages on Solar Panels and Wind Turbines for more information.