New Jersey Environmental Impact Statement regulations & environmental compliance analysis
New Jersey Environmental Impact Statement: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
Executive Order No. 215
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Under federal law, any project that may significantly impact the environment and involves a federal agency requires the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). New Jersey has its own state requirements for an EIS or environmental assessment (EA) for all state departments, agencies, and authorities who are initiating or funding projects. In addition, New Jersey has permit-specific EIS or environmental review requirements for several types of projects.
• Administration and enforcement. All required EAs, EISs, and environmental review documents should be submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Office of Permit Coordination and Environmental Review for review and distribution.
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 215
In New Jersey, all state departments and agencies must prepare either an EA or an EIS in support of major construction projects. This ...