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NJ DEP Adopts Temporary Rule Modification to Extend Certain Time Limits for Environmental Remediation Work

On Friday, April 24, 2020, there was an emergency adoption by NJDEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe concerning a waiver of certain provisions of Administrative and Technical Site Remediation Rules. As more specifically detailed in her Rule Modification, it extends specific site remediation timeframes and relaxes certain person responsible for site remediation (PRCR) deadlines concerning: Mandatory […]

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SBA PPP Loans-Round 2

On April 24, the “Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act” was signed into law.  Referred to as “CARES 2”, the Act provides a second round of federal stimulus funding that appropriates $320 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), $50 billion for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program, and an additional $10 […]

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WJL Updates on COVID-19 Regulations

I.    TAX DEADLINES EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2020 II.   TEMPORARY TOLLING OF LAND USE APPROVALS IS COMING III.  EXECUTIVE ORDER 122 TIGHTENS RESTRICTIONS ON CONSTRUCTION AND PROVIDES RULES OF BEHAVIOR FOR PERMITTED ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES ~~~~ TAX DEADLINES EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2020   Attention all taxpayers! Effective April 9, 2020, the IRS released Treasury […]

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New Jersey Provides Guidelines on Virtual Public Meetings

In the wake of all the recent changes thrust upon us by the COVID-19 Pandemic, Land Use Boards and Practitioners across the State are considering whether and how to conduct public hearings in full compliance with the relevant laws while staying healthy. In the short term, most boards are postponing the foreseeable upcoming hearing dates.  As […]

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Covid-19 and Business Interruption

Covid-19 continues to impact everyone in every aspect of their personal and business lives.  Subsequent to prior health scares, such as SARS, insurance companies took steps to minimize the significance of business interruption insurance with the virus exclusion.  To combat the expected declinations of coverage by insurers, Legislation has now been proposed in New Jersey […]

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Emergency Relaxation of Uniform Construction Code Inspections and Other Related Legislation

As the State continues to address the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs has issued a temporary relaxation of certain provisions of the Uniform Construction Code.  Those provisions are as follows: Minor Work as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.17(A)(d) customarily requires municipal inspection within 3 business days of the request.  […]

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NJ Governor’s Order For Statewide Closure of All Non-Essential Retail and Other Businesses-UPDATED

To All Our Clients, Friends and Colleagues: Many of you have asked us for a copy of the Executive Order from NJ Governor Murphy with the current limitations on business and travel in NJ. You can find EO 107 at https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-107.pdf. EO 107 took effect on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 9:00pm, and remains in […]

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Experts and Land Use Boards: License to Testify?

Hearings before land use boards often involve fact witnesses and expert witnesses who provide the factual and legal basis upon which a board renders its decision. Expert testimony in the land use context is most often presented by professionals in the fields of engineering, architecture, and professional planning. Neither the Municipal Land Use Law (“MLUL”) […]

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