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3 WMM Senior Partners Publish – NJ Environmental Law Handbook

Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 by Steven R. Gray , Daniel E. Horgan , Thomas J. O'Connor

3 WMM Senior Partners Publish – NJ Environmental

Law Handbook

In recognition of their expertise in handling diverse environmental cases relating to development in the NJ Meadowlands, Steve Gray, Dan Horgan and Tom O’Connor were honored as contributing authors in the 2014 Edition of the NJ Environmental Law Handbook.

While the firm’s environmental practice encompasses all aspects of litigation and regulatory matters including insurance and toxic tort claims,  Steve Gray and Tom O’Connor chose to write in Chapter 5 (Section 7) of the Handbook which deals with the subject of saving valuable time in advancing a development project by coordinating the interests of the many agencies which regulate development in the NJ Meadowlands.  The chapter is a primer on how these sometimes competing interests can be harmonized.

Dan Horgan chose to write in Section 4 of Chapter 5 on the often perplexing topic of identifying, evaluating and resolving the State’s claim of ownership to properties along rivers and tidal basins now or formerly flowed by tidal waters   He explains why having a deed of title to properties in the Meadowlands is often tainted by the State’s riparian claim – and how the State’s claim should be appraised and title “quieted” so that banks will lend, and the regulatory agencies will issue permits for a project.

New Jersey Environmental Law Handbook (8th Edition), Edited by Albert I. Telsey, Bernan Press, available at: Amazon.com: New Jersey Environmental Law Handbook (paperback or Kindle E-book version): http://www.amazon.com/New-Jersey-Environmental-Law-Handbook/dp/1598886681 and Barnes & Noble: New Jersey Environmental Law Handbook (paperback or Nook E-book version): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/new-jersey-environmental-law-handbook-albert-i-telsey/1117353215?ean=9781598886689.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Steve Gray, sgray@lawwmm.com, Dan Horgan, dehorgan@lawwmm.com or Tom O’Connor, toconnor@lawwmm.com.

See next page for Handbook Table of Contents description of the articles we published.


 

CONTENTS

SECTION 4:   RIPARIAN LANDS………………………………………………………..            173

Daniel E. Horgan, Esq., Waters, McPherson, McNeill, P.C.

            Identifying Riparian Claims……………………………………………………….. 173

            Riparian Applications……………………………………………………………… 174

            Preparing to Apply for a Grant, SNI, Lease or License…………………………… 175

                        Riparian Grants……………………………………………………………. 175

                        Leases……………………………………………………………………… 175

                        Other Information on Grant Maps…………………………………………  175

                        Claim File………………………………………………………………….  176

            Historical, Legal, and Other Research…………………………………………….   176

            Valuing Riparian Claims…………………………………………………………..   176

            Riparian Grant Approval…………………………………………………………..  177

 

SECTION 7:   MEADOWLANDS………………………………………………………..  188

Steven R. Gray, Esq. & Thomas J. O’Connor, Esq., Waters, McPherson, McNeill, P.C.

            Solid Waste Disposal Sites Reclaimed for Development………………………...    188

            Development on or Adjacent to Wetlands and Open Waters…………………….   189

            Redevelopment Areas…………………………………………………………….    191

            Applications for Development/NJMC’s Preemptive Zoning Authority…………     191

                        Zoning Certificate/Subdivision…………………………………………..      191

                        Variance/Special Exception………………………………………………    192

                        Construction Permits/Occupancy Certificates……………………………    192

            Project Impact Assessment………………………………………………………..   192

            Hackensack Meadowlands Municipal Committee………………………………..   193

            Contest of NJMC Actions…………………………………………………………  193

 

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