Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New soil compaction rules in NJ aim to reduce runoff

A new law has the goal of restoring nature's plumbing in New Jersey.

As the first green shoots pop up in March, experts will meet to lay out new rules for restoring soil to near-natural conditions as construction projects wrap up.

"Restore it to what point? That's a big question," said Stephanie Murphy, director of the soil testing laboratory at Rutgers University, and chair of the committee developing ways to implement the new law. "We're getting a lot of stakeholders and people who want to be at the table to talk about what's doable and not doable."

Any project with two or more residential units will need to conform to the new rules starting in 2012.

AP Press environmental writer Kirk Moore provides a detailed look today at what lies ahead for the  rule-making that could have a significant impact on construction projects in New Jersey

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