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2012 News Release Archives

Date Subject (Linked to the Release)
December 31, 2012 DEP Reminds Residents to Recycle TVs, Computers and Monitors as Required by Electronic Waste Management Act (12/P159)
December 27, 2012 New Jersey State Parks Celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes (12/P158)
December 21, 2012 Christie Administration Reopens Shellfish Beds in Northern Barnegat Bay (12/P157)
December 20, 2012 Christie Administration Lifts Water Use Restrictions (12/P156)
December 17, 2012 Christie Administration Awards Grant to Volunteers of America Delaware Valley During Season of Service (12/P155)
December 14, 2012 Christie Administration Reopens Shellfish Beds in Sandy Hook Bay (12/P154)
December 13, 2012 Governor Christie Announces Federal Approval of Request for Reimbursement to Local Governments for Debris Removal Efforts on Private Property (Office of the Governor Press Release)
December 7, 2012 Christie Administration Reopens Shellfish Beds In Navesink And Shrewsbury Rivers (12/P153)
December 7, 2012 Christie Administration Lifts Recreational Fishing and Boating Advisory for Most New Jersey Waterways (12/P152)
December 3, 2012 Week-long Bear Hunting Season Begins Today in Northern New Jersey (12/P151)
November 28, 2012 Christie Administration Black Bear Plan Yields Positive Results; North Jersey Black Bear Population has Decreased and Bear-Human Encounters are on the Decline (12/P150)
November 23, 2012 Christie Administration Pledges Continued Effort to Safely Reduce Massive Volumes of Debris Left by Hurricane Sandy (12/P149)
November 16, 2012 Christie Administration Announces Federal Fishery Resource Disaster Declaration for New Jersey (12/P148)
November 16, 2012 Christie Administration Announces Reopening of Portions of Liberty State Park by Thanksgiving (12/P147)
November 14, 2012 DEP Reopens Atlantic Coast Shellfish Beds from Little Egg Inlet to Cape May Point (12/P146)
November 13, 2012 Christie Administration Requests Declaration of Federal Fishery Resource Disaster Due to Hurricane Sandy Impacts (12/P145)
November 12, 2012 Major Progress Made in Containing and Cleaning Up Arthur Kill Fuel Spill Caused by Sandy (12/P144)
November 11, 2012 Delaware Bay Shellfish Beds to Reopen at Sunrise on Monday Decision by DEP on More Beds Expected Soon (12/P143)
November 9, 2012 Christie Administration Working with Storm-Affected Counties to Ensure Safe and Environmentally Responsible Debris Removal (12/P142)
November 8, 2012 Customers of PVSC Strongly Advised to Reduce Water Use to Limit Partially Treated Effluent into Newark/New York Harbor (12/P141)
November 7, 2012 Boil-water Advisory Lifted by Middlesex Water Company for Customers in Eight Municipalities (12/P140)
November 7, 2012 Governor Christie Signs Executive Order to Secure Water Supplies Across New Jersey in Wake of Hurricane Sandy (Office of the Governor Press Release)
November 6, 2012 Customers of MCUA Advised to Further Reduce Water Use to Limit Polluting Runoff into Raritan River and Raritan Bay (12/P139)
November 6, 2012 Christie Administration Issues Emergency Order Easing Infrastructure Repair Permit Requirements Following Hurricane Sandy (12/P138)
November 5, 2012 DEP Expands Recreational Fishing and Boating Advisory to Northern Barnegat Bay (12/P137)
November 3, 2012 Christie Administration Begins to Reopen State Parks After Hurricane Sandy (12/P136)
November 2, 2012 DEP Issues Recreational Fishing and Boating Advisory (12/P135)
November 2, 2012 Boil-Water Advisory Lifted for Atlantic City as Governor Christie Lifts Evacuation Order and Reinstates Casino Operating Certificates (12/P134)
November 2, 2012 Christie Administration Secures EPA Waiver of Gasoline Requirement; Move Will Help More Gasoline Flow into New Jersey Following Storm (12/P133)
October 31, 2012 Christie Administration Advises Residents to Be Alert For Local Boil Water Advisories (12/P132)
October 31, 2012 DEP Eases Fuel Requirements for Certain Emergency Generators in Storm Aftermath (12/P131)
October 31, 2012 DEP Advises Residents Statewide to Conserve Water in Aftermath of Storm (12/P130)
October 31, 2012 Power Restored at Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant - Alert Status Terminated by the NRC (12/P129)
October 30, 2012 DEP Working with NRC to Monitor Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant During Hurricane Sandy (12/P128)
October 27, 2012 State Parks to Close at Noon on Sunday (12/P127)
October 26, 2012 Governor Christie Takes Action to Mitigate Potential Impact From Hurricane Sandy; Approves Lowering of North Jersey Reservoirs
October 26, 2012 DEP to Temporarily Close Shellfish Beds Statewide as Precaution Due to Anticipated Heavy Rainfall from Hurricane Sandy (12/P124)
October 22, 2012 Christie Administration Awards $13.1 Million in Grants to Bolster Local Recycling Efforts (12/P123)
October 18, 2012 Thousands of Volunteers Taking Part in Third Barnegat Bay Blitz; Cleanup Effort Advances Governor's Restoration Plan (12/P122)
October 17, 2012 New Jersey's Recycling Leaders and Recycling Poetry Contest Winners Honored at Annual Event in Neptune (12/P121)
October 17, 2012 Christie Administration Partners with the Trust for Public Land to Enhance Open Space and Recreation in Newark (12/P120)
October 16, 2012 Thousands Expected to Participate in Third Barnegat Bay Blitz; Cleanup Effort Advances Governor Christie's Restoration Plan (12/P119)
October 15, 2012 Fall Activity for Bears Begins; Residents in "Bear Country'' Urged to Secure Trash and Other Residential Food Sources (12/P118)
October 12, 2012 Motorists Urged to be Cautious for Deer on Roads this Fall (12/P117)
October 10, 2012 Fall Trout Stocking Begins Across New Jersey; Brook and Rainbow Trout to be Released at Locations in 17 Counties (12/P116)
October 10, 2012 First Garden State Green Hotels Workshop to be Held on October 19 (12/P115)
October 4, 2012 Christie Administration Will Enhance Public Access to Beaches and Tidal Waterways (12/P114)
October 3, 2012 Parvin State Park to Reopen This Weekend Following Three-month Storm Clean-up Effort (12/P113)
October 3, 2012 Connect with Nature and New Jersey Heritage at 18th Annual Fall Forestry Festival This Saturday in Jackson (12/P112)
October 1, 2012 Attorney General, DEP Commissioner Announce Settlement That Resolves Allegations Durand Glass Violated Air Quality Laws (12/P111)
October 1, 2012 DEP, USGS Introduce First in Series of Interactive Flood Warning Maps for Passaic River Basin (12/P110)
September 25, 2012 Innovative Oyster Production Takes a Big Step Forward Thanks to Agriculture/Environmental Protection Partnership (12/P109)
September 25, 2012 Christie Administration Provides Common Sense Solution That Will Help Local Governments Receive Hurricane Irene Disaster Aid (12/P108)
September 21, 2012 Governor Chris Christie Signs Legislation to Help Young New Jerseyans Avoid Drug Use (Office of the Governor Press Release)
September 19, 2012 Hidden Gems: Batsto and Wharton State Forest Provide a Perfect Portal into the History and Ecology of the Pine Barrens (12/P107)
September 18, 2012 Christie Administration Announces Approval of Green Acres Projects (12/P106)
September 18, 2012 Public Advised to Be Alert for New Jersey Deer That May Have EHD Virus; Disease Cannot Be Transmitted to People (12/P105)
September 13, 2012 Christie Administration Praises New Agreements that will Improve New Jersey Air Quality(12/P104)
September 11, 2012 DEP's Free "Wild Outdoor Expo" Set for this Weekend (12/P103)
September 11, 2012 DEP Approves Permits for Construction of Margaritaville in Atlantic City (12/P102)
September 7, 2012 New Jersey Continues Efforts to Fight West Nile Virus; First Virus-Related Death Reported (12/P101)
September 6, 2012 Picnic Pavilions Unveiled at Liberty State Park; Newest Enhancement Marks Administration's Commitment to Make State Parks More Sustainable (12/P100)
September 5, 2012 Kittatinny Valley State Park Offers Gorgeous Natural Settings, a Maze of Hiking Trails, Lakes, and Even Its Own Airport (12/P99)
September 5, 2012 Division of Law Recovered More than $29 Million in Environmental Clean-Up Costs on Behalf of State (12/P98)
August 31, 2012 Christie Administration Officials Urge Residents to Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes, to Safeguard Against West Nile Virus (12/P97)
August 29, 2012 Christie Administration Announces Program to Identify Hazards in Abandoned Buildings (12/P96)
August 28, 2012 Christie Administration Continues Preservation of Barnegat Bay Watershed; 544 Acre Scout Camp Preserved in Partnership with NJ Conservation Foundation (12/P95)
August 28, 2012 Wild Things to Happen at DEP's Outdoor Expo! (12/P94)
August 17, 2012 Christie Administration Closes Deal Preserving 1,900-acre Nursery Property; Landmark Effort Protects Farmland and Wildlife Habitat in Heart of Central New Jersey (12/P93)
August 16, 2012 835-Acre North Jersey Highlands Tract Preserved (12/P92)
August 15, 2012 Hidden Gems: Cheesequake State Park offers much to do in a small package (12/P91)
August 14, 2012 DEP Joins Partners in Launching Project to Help Delaware Bay Oyster Industry Recover from Last Year's Tropical Storms (12/P90)
August 2, 2012 New Interactive Website Available for New Jersey Boaters (12/P89)
August 1, 2012 DEP Issues Reminder about Ban on Blue Claw Crabbing (12/P88)
July 27, 2012 First West Nile Virus Case Confirmed Residents Should Protect Themselves Against Mosquito Bites (Department of Health News Release)
July 25, 2012 Swimming Beach and Day Use Area at Parvin State Park Reopened (12/P87)
July 25, 2012 Hidden Gems of New Jersey's Park System: Island Beach State Park Offers Much More than the Beach (12/P86)
July 23, 2012 Work Begins to Remove Second of Three Dams from Raritan River Financed by Money From Pollution Settlement (12/P85)
July 18, 2012 Attorney General Announces Settlement with Chevron that Resolves Allegations It Violated Air Quality Laws (12/P84)
July 17, 2012 DEP Reaches Milestone with Statewide Sewer Mapping Compliance - Christie Administration Pushed Forward Long-Stalled Effort (12/P83)
July 11, 2012 Hidden Gems of New Jersey's Park System: Round Valley Recreation Area Offers Something for Everyone (12/P82)
July 10, 2012 DEP Launches Research Submersible to Gather Data on Ocean Health (12/P81)
July 9, 2012 DEP Green Career Program Yields First Graduates, Job Opportunities in Camden (12/P80)
July 8, 2012 Tests for Legionella Bacteria in DEP Building Finds No Trace in Air Cooling System; Building Deemed Safe and Will Be Open Monday (12/P79)
July 6, 2012 Steps Being Taken to Cleanse Legionella Bacteria from Cooling System at DEP Headquarters; No Illnesses Reported (12/P78)
July 5, 2012 Commissioner Martin Commends Island Beach Lifeguards for Fourth of July Rescue (12/P77)
July 5, 2012 DEP Seeks 2013 Americorps Watershed Ambassadors (12/P76)
July 3, 2012 Christie Administration Disappointed in Federal Ruling on Delaware River Deepening Project (12/P75)
July 3, 2012 Storm Damage Keeps Parvin State Park Closed (12/P74)
July 2, 2012 State of Emergency Still in Effect; MANDATORY Outdoor Water Ban in Monmouth County Continues; Boil Water Advisory lifted for all towns in Monmouth County (Monmouth County Press Release)
July 1, 2012 State of Emergency Still in Effect in Monmouth County; Strict water conservation measures remain in effect; Boil water advisory reduced to 4 towns; all outdoor use banned (Monmouth County Press Release)
June 30, 2012 State of Emergency Still in Effect for Monmouth County; Strict Water Conservation Measures Remain Saturday; Boil Water Advisory Reduced to 22 Towns; All Outdoor Use Banned (Monmouth County Press Release)
June 29, 2012 State of Emergency Declared in Monmouth County; Strict Water Conservation Measures Put in Place; All Outdoor Use Banned; Boil Water Advisory Expands to Entire County (Monmouth County Press Release)
June 28, 2012 DEP Hosts Urban Recycling Summit; Part of DEP's Effort to Enhance Recycling Statewide to Reach 50 Percent Goal (12/P73)
June 25, 2012 DEP and New Jersey Department of Agriculture Partner in Battle Against Mosquitoes (12/P72)
June 21, 2012 DEP and Partners to Conduct Education and Compliance Sweeps on Barnegat Bay this Summer (12/P71)
June 21, 2012 Christie Administration Announces Agreement to Drastically Reduce Pollution from Cape May County Power Plant (12/P70)
June 14, 2012 Army Corps and DEP Sign Agreement to Reevaluate Flood Control Projects for Passaic River Basin (12/P69)
June 13, 2012 DEP, Local Officials Mark Opening of State-of-the Art Stormwater Basins at Ocean County College (12/P68)
June 8, 2012 Christie Administration Wins Challenge to Federal Rule on Nuclear Waste Disposal Standard (12/P67)
June 8, 2012 Historic Atsion Mansion at Wharton State Forest to Re-Open for Guided Tours (12/P66)
June 7, 2012 Peregrine Falcon Cam Offers Unique Look at Endangered Birds (12/P65)
June 6, 2012 Liberty State Park to Host Girl Scout Councils of New Jersey's "Big'' Celebration on June 23 (12/P64)
May 30, 2012 State Commissioners Urge Homeowners to Review their Insurance Policies and Protect their Homes from Wildfires (12/P63)
May 30, 2012 Hawk Rise Sanctuary To Open Today After Five-year Restoration (12/P62)
May 24, 2012 Christie Administration Wins Another Round In Fight To Hold Companies Liable For Lower Passaic River Cleanup (12/P61)
May 24, 2012 Grenloch Lake Re-Opens Today After Completion of Cleanup (12/P60)
May 23, 2012 Centennial Anniversary of Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery to be Celebrated at Open House on June 2-3 (12/P59)
May 9, 2012 Volunteers Brave Downpours as DEP's Barnegat Bay Blitz Gets Under Way (12/P58)
May 7, 2012 Deadline for Enrollment in LSRP Program Marks Milestone in Reform of Contaminated Site Cleanup System (12/P57)
May 7, 2012 As Many as 5,000 Expected to Take Part in Second Barnegat Bay Blitz; Cleanup Effort Advances Governor's Restoration Plan (12/P56)
May 3, 2012 New Jersey Attracts Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic to Liberty State Park International Event Set for June 2 (12/P55)
May 1, 2012 New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards Kickoff National Historic Preservation Month (12/P54)
April 30, 2012 Christie Administration Announces $16 Million in Clean Communities Grants for Municipalities and Counties (12/P53)
April 30, 2012 Christie Administration Targets Better Air Quality; Encourages State Residents to Join in That Effort (12/P52)
April 27, 2012 DEP Urges Residents to Conserve Water (12/P51)
April 27, 2012 DEP Celebrates 63rd State Arbor Day; Honors Haddon Township's Forestry Efforts (12/P50)
April 25, 2012 Settlement with Hess Calls for Major Refinery Upgrades; A Major Win for Clean Air in New Jersey (12/P49)
April 25, 2012 "Spirit of the Jerseys'' Returns to Washington Crossing State Park; State History Fair Set for May 12 (12/P48)
April 24, 2012 Paterson Air Study Finds no Sign of Chemical Air Pollutant (12/P47)
April 18, 2012 New Project Touts Green Practices and Potential Cost Savings For New Jersey Hotels (12/P46)
April 18, 2012 New Jersey Updates Recreational Fish Consumption Advisories (12/P45)
April 12, 2012 Christie Administration Continues Commitment to Flood Mitigation; DEP Commissioner Provides Flood Mitigation Update to Elected Officials (12/P44)
April 10, 2012 Forest Fire Service Continues to Respond to Wildfires Across the State, Asks Public to Remain Vigilant as Dry Conditions Persist (12/P43)
April 9, 2012 Forest Fire Service Continues Efforts to Contain and Extinguish Wildfire in the Pinelands in Burlington County (12/P42)
April 9, 2012 Forest Fire Service Battling Wildfire in the Pinelands in Burlington County (12/P41)
April 5, 2012 DEP Offers Tips on Reducing Conflicts and Encounters with Bears During Active Spring Period (12/P40)
April 4, 2012 Fire Danger Alerts And Campfire Restrictions Issued As Spring Forest Fire Risks Increase (12/P39)
April 4, 2012 DEP Reaches New Management Agreement at Two Golf Courses (12/P38)
March 29, 2012 DEP Hosts 25th Trout Hatchery Free Open House this Weekend; Opening of Trout Season Just Around the Corner (12/P37)
March 29, 2012 Four Schools in New Jersey Nominated for Federal Green Ribbon Environmental Awareness Program (12/P36)
March 29, 2012 New Jersey Saltwater Anglers Reminded to Register Online for Free Fishing Registry Program (12/P35)
March 28, 2012 DEP Urges Caution as Spring Forest Fire Risks Increase (12/P34)
March 27, 2012 Governor Christie Announces Agreement That Will Improve New Jersey Air Quality (12/P33)
March 27, 2012 DEP Dedicates Cape May Wildlife Management Area, Stocks Trout in State's Southernmost Trout Pond (12/P32)
March 26, 2012 DEP, Department of Agriculture Team up to Allow Farmers to Protect Flowering Crops from Hard Frost (12/P31)
March 23, 2012 All Parties Agree to Suspend Water-related Activies on Grenloch Lake to Accommodate Ongoing Monitoring and Cleanup Response (12/P30)
March 19, 2012 First Stage of Long-Awaited Lower Passaic River Cleanup Begins; DEP Stresses Need for a Complete Cleanup of the Passaic River (12/P29)
March 19, 2012 DEP Proposes Amended Rules to Enhance Public Access to Beaches And Waterways; Changes Made in Response to Public Comments (12/P28)
March 19, 2012 DEP Preserves Forest in Barnegat Bay Watershed; 385 Acres Added to Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Area (12/P27)
March 15, 2012 Parks And Forestry Permanently Closes Upper River Campground at Bull's Island Recreation Area (12/P26)
March 13, 2012 DEP Teams Up with Private Groups to Bring Free National Exhibits to Liberty State Park (12/P25)
March 9, 2012 Atlantic City and Ventnor $18 Million Beach Replenishment Project Begins; Improved Beaches to Be Ready for Summer Tourism Season (12/P24)
March 8, 2012 DEP Adopts New Waiver Rule, Operational Aug. 1; Response to Governor Christie's Directive for Common Sense Principles for State Government (12/P23)
March 8, 2012 Dash for the Trash Cleanup of Delaware River and Bay (12/P22)
March 5, 2012 DEP Enforcement Efforts Lead to Removal of Bound Brook Dirt Piles (12/P21)
March 1, 2012 Governor Chris Christie Announces $21 Million in Mitigation Grants for Home Acquisitions and Elevations in Seven Flood-Ravaged Communities (Office of the Governor Press Release)
February 29, 2012 Christie Administration Pleased that Portland, PA Coal-fired Electric Generating Units Will Stop Polluting New Jersey's Air (12/P20)
February 29, 2012 Settlement with Bridgewater Developer Preserves 212 Acres in Barnegat Bay Watershed (12/P19)
February 27, 2012 Christie Administration Announces $5.5 Million in Grants to Boost Recycling (12/P18)
February 24, 2012 Trout in the Classroom Program Offers New Jersey Students an Appreciation of Nature and Conservation (12/P17)
February 23, 2012 DEP Leading Response to Refinery Oil Tank Leak in Gloucester County; Spill Contained On-Site (12/P16)
February 23, 2012 DEP Adopts Updated Threatened And Endangered Species List, Revises Species Listings Based on Latest Science (12/P15)
February 16, 2012 DEP Gears Up Early in Pine Beetle Fight, Makes Suppression Grants Available to Landowners, Local Governments and Civic Groups (12/P14)
February 15, 2012 DEP Encourages Residents to Support Endangered Species Conservation through State Income Tax Check-Off Program (12/P13)
February 10, 2012 Commissioner Martin Announces Leadership Moves to Continue Efforts in Accomplishing DEP Priority Goals (12/P12)
February 9, 2012 Governor Christie's Nuclear Review Task Force Issues Final Report; Lessons Learned from 2011 Incident in Japan (12/P11)
February 6, 2012 Christie Administration Intervenes in Federal Court Challenge to New Jersey Clean Air Act Petition (12/P10)
February 3, 2012 Ringwood Manor Closed for Cleaning Following Furnace Misfire (12/P9)
January 25, 2012 DEP Marks 100th Anniversary of Famous Poem that Helped Inspire the Creation of Washington Crossing State Park (12/P8)
January 13, 2012 NJ Transit, DEP Outline Fuel Spill Cleanup Progress (12/P7)
January 11, 2012 NJ Transit Overhauls Diesel Powered Bus Fleet; Part of Christie Administration's Continuing Effort to Improve Air Quality (12/P6)
January 11, 2012 DEP Urges All Homeowners to Test For Radon; Honors Towns, Counties, Health Departments for Radon Prevention Efforts (12/P5)
January 11, 2012 DEP Expands Land Use E-Permitting Program (12/P4)
January 6, 2012 DEP Receives Federal Grant to Protect Cape May Wetlands (12/P3)
January 5, 2012 DEP Advises Residents to Recycle TVs and Computers, as Successful E-Waste Recycling Program Enters Second Year (12/P2)
January 3, 2012 DEP Launches New Parks Application for Smartphones (12/P1)
 

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