Department of Environmental Protection

Every day, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) makes many decisions which disappoint the agency’s varied stakeholders. Individuals are upset with NJDEP land use permitting decisions, either because they prevent planned development or allow development on adjacent properties. Permit applicants are upset with limitations placed upon various wastewater or air emissions discharge permits. 

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP") is expected to adopt new rules governing the reporting of emissions of certain greenhouse gases in the near future.  These new rules were proposed recently pursuant to the Global Warming Response Act of 2007, which required the DEP to establish a greenhouse gas emission monitoring and