Thursday, March 10, 2011

NJ environmental & energy bills in committee today



Environmental legislation involving brownfields, solar energy, natural gas drilling, flame-retardant chemicals, public land sales and state rule-making will be considered today (3/10/11) in two New Jersey Senate committees.  Here's the lineup:




SENATE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY
10:00 AM 
R
oom 10, 3rd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, NJ

A-3167  (Coughlin)/S-2278 (Vitale)
Authorizes zero-interest loans to local governments for certain brownfield remediations.

S-2371  Smith, B. (D-17)
Requires that contracts by non-utility load serving entities to purchase solar renewable energy certificate shall extend for a term of 15 years or longer.
    
S-2467  Smith, B. (D-17); Cardinale, G. (R-39)
Concerns calculation of value for conveyance of certain State-owned lands.
     
S-2575  Gordon, R.M. (D-38)
Prohibits NJ member of Delaware River Basin Commission from supporting use of drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing.

S-2576  Gordon, R.M. (D-38); Greenstein, L.R. (D-14)
Prohibits drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing.      

S-2722  Smith, B. (D-17); Bateman, C. (R-16)
Limits sale and manufacture of flame retardant chemical decabromodiphenyl ether.     
 
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SENATE STATE GOVERNMENT, WAGERING, TOURISM & HISTORIC PRESERVATION
1 PM - Committee Room 7, 2nd Floor, State House Annex, Trenton, 


A-2464  (Burzichelli)/S-1783  (Oroho)
Requires all State agency rules be published in NJ Register, and prohibits use of regulatory guidance documents except under certain circumstances.

A-2722  (Burzichelli) / S-2666  (Oroho) ,
Modifies process for contested case hearings by the Office of Administrative Law with regard to telephone and video conferences, delegation of final decision authority, oral decisions, checklist decisions, electronic filings, and settlements.


S-343  Oroho, S.V. (R-24); Sweeney, S.M. (D-3)
Revises "Administrative Procedure Act" concerning socio-economic impact statements for proposed rule-making.


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