April 7, 2009
Re: DEP Permit Efficiency Review Task Force Implementation Plan
League President, Mayor Tim McDonough of Hope Township, and I recently met with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Mark N. Mauriello. The Acting Commissioner is eager to work with the League on the issues that matter most to our members.
Toward that end, the Acting Commissioner also advised us that the Department of Environmental Protection has posted on its website the Final Report of the Permit Efficiency Review Task Force at
This report is the product of months of work by task force members representing a wide range of parties interested in permit efficiency. We encourage you to visit the website and to review their findings and recommendations. You can also read DEP’s Implementation Plan at http://www.state.nj.us/dep/permittf/docs/petf_matrix_update20090319.pdf.
We commend the Acting Commissioner for his work on this and for his willingness to work with us on matters of mutual concern.
Very truly yours,
William G. Dressel, Jr.