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Executive Order #59

Governor James J. Florio

WHEREAS, the Federal Intermodel Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, Pub. L. No. 102-240, 106 Stat. 1914 (1991), acknowledges a 1987 authorization of improvements to Route 21, the Crooks Avenue interchange between Routes 46 and 20 and the Route 46 bridge over the Passaic River between Clifton and Elmwood Park ("Highway Project"); and

WHEREAS, the Intermodel Surface Transportation Efficiency Act authorizes the Governor of the State of New Jersey to carry out all of the responsibilities of the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation pursuant to Title 23 of the United States Code, and all other provisions of law, with respect to the construction of the Highway Project; and

WHEREAS, in order to provide for expedited completion of the Highway Project, the Intermodel Surface Transportation Efficiency Act authorizes the Governor to waive any and all Federal requirements relating to the scheduling of activities associated with the Highway Project, including final design and right-of-way acquisition activities; and

WHEREAS, Title 27 of the New Jersey Statutes establishes the New Jersey Department of Transportation as the lead State agency with regard to all matters and things incident to the acquisition, improvement, betterment, construction, reconstruction, maintenance and repair of State highways;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JAMES J. FLORIO, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

1. The Commissioner of the Department of Transportation is designated to act on behalf of the Governor and is hereby delegated the power of the Governor in carrying out, in accordance with applicable law, all responsibilities of the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation, pursuant to Title 23 of the United States Code, and all other provisions of law, with respect to the construction of the Highway Project.

2. The Commissioner is designated and delegated the authority to act on behalf of the Governor with respect to the waiver of any and all Federal requirements relating to the scheduling of activities associated with the Highway Project, including final design and right-of-way acquisition activities.

3. The Commissioner shall not delegate to any other person or entity the authority received from the Governor pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Executive Order.

4. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this
14th day of May in the Year of Our
Lord, one thousand nine hundred and
ninety-two, and of the Independence
of the United States, the two hundred
and sixteenth.

/s/ James J. Florio
GOVERNOR

Attest:

/s/
M. Robert DeCotiis
Chief Counsel to the Governor

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