The Permit Extension Act of 2020, signed by Gov. Murphy on July 1, 2020, extends the term of certain governmental permits, approvals and deadlines that were due to expire on March 9, 2020, or the specified period following March 9, 2020. Under the act, the affected permit or approval must be registered with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The registration requirement applies to specified permits, approvals and deadlines from more than just the DEP; such requirement also applies to a broad range of permits and approvals issued by state and local entities. Applicants have until October 8, 2020, to register their permit, approval or deadline by providing information specified at www.nj.gov/dep/pea2020, or it will not be extended.
The following summary of the act is provided for information purposes only. Please refer to P.L. 2020, c. 53 for further information. Note that no extension resulting from the act may reduce the time period of any approval valid as of March 9, 2020, nor does the act extend the period of any governmental approval that expired prior to March 9, 2020.
The act extends the following approvals, subject to the exceptions and limitations specified below, provided the approvals were validly issued and the term of the approval had not expired as of March 9, 2020:
In accordance with the act, the running of the period of any registration, application, or licensing requirement or time frame imposed pursuant to N.J.S.A. 13:1E-127.1 et seq., applicable to a person who performs soil and fill recycling services related to road or bridge construction activities, is suspended as of March 9, 2020. The calculation of any registration, application filing and licensing dates, and the requirements related thereto shall resume on the 60th day after the conclusion of the COVID-19 extension period.
The Permit Extension Act does not extend:
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