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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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Innocent Purchasers of Contaminated Property

New Jersey’s Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq., governs liability regarding a property upon which hazardous substances have been discharged. The Act states that anyone “in any way responsible” for hazardous substance discharge is strictly liable, jointly and severally, without regard to fault, for all cleanup and removal costs. Land purchasers in […]

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