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  • Tue January 21, 2014, 3:51 pm
    Site Remediation Extension of Time Bill Gives 2 Additional Years for Completion of Remedial Investigation of Contaminated Sites Two Year of Extension of May 7, 2014 Deadline For Completion of Remedial Investigation of Contaminated Sites For thos...
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  • Mon November 4, 2013, 7:14 pm
    Compensation For Loss of Ocean Views Due to Protective Dunes Upheld Compensation For Loss of Ocean Views Due to Protective Dunes Upheld, Although Protective Benefit of Dunes Must Be Includ...
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  • Sun September 29, 2013, 4:12 pm
    NJ Supreme Court Rejects COAH’s Third Round Regulations New Jersey Supreme Court Rejects COAH’s Third Round Regulations On Thursday, the New Jersey Supreme Court, by a 3...
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  • Thu May 23, 2013, 10:28 am
    De Facto Merger of LP Into LLC Does Not Preclude Transfer of Prior Entity’s Rights May 23 2013 -In I/M/O Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund Innocent Party Grant Application Cliflake Associates LLC...
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  • Tue April 30, 2013, 8:02 pm
    NJ State's Energy Master Plan For Solar Incentives for Dumps and Brownfields - Slow Going According to an article on NJ Spotlight - The state’s Energy Master Plan wants to convert garbage dumps and brownf...
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  • Mon March 25, 2013, 7:14 pm
    Hydraulic Fracturing Update New York Home Rule Power To Curb Fracking Upheld In Lenape v. Town of Avon et al., case number 1060-2012, in New York...
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  • Sun March 24, 2013, 11:39 am
    Creation of Hydraulic Fracturing Performance Standards Shell, Chevron, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Clean Air Task Force, Consol Energy, the EQT Corporation, the Group ...
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  • Tue March 5, 2013, 7:42 pm
    Zoning Protections Lost For Hurricane Sandy Damaged Structures Deemed “Totally” Destroyed The Appellate Division yesterday made it more difficult for property owners trying to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. The...
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  • Fri March 1, 2013, 2:17 pm
    NJ Court Holds That Age Restricted Development May Be Marketed With No Age Restriction March 1 2013 - The Court, in Sharbell Building Company, LLC v. Planning Board of The Township of Robbinsville, held that...
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  • Tue February 5, 2013, 8:15 pm
    NJ Supreme Court Clarifies Requisite Nexus For Liability Under the Spill Act February 5 2013 - In NJ Department. of Environmental Protection v. Dimant, 212 N.J. 153 (2012), the New Jersey Supreme C...
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Port Of NY/NJ On Top Of Jones Lang Salle Index Of Seaports

October 23 2012 - The Port of New York and New Jersey has been placed at the top of industrial analysts Jones Lang LaSalle’s list of port areas competing to be ready for the expanded inbound trade to come via a widened Panama Canal in 2014. In its fourth annual report on national seaports, the NY/NJ port emerged as No. 1 for the first time. The new ranking cites the port’s existing and rapidly growing capacity to handle container shipments, its “excellent” rail connectivity, and the expedited plans for raising the Bayonne Bridge to accommodate larger vessels by the time Panamax opens. State incentive programs such as the Urban Transit Hub tax credit and Grow New Jersey are also fueling the growth in inventory to meet that demand and there is an impressive amount of development occurring at the Port.
 

With the Bayonne Bridge project, work has begun on a $1 billion effort to raise the lower deck from a clearance height of 151 feet to 215 feet in order to permit post-Panamax cargo vessels through by the time testing of the Panamax passage is finished in 2015. Other port-related projects include the dredging of the Kill Van Kull and Newark Bay channels, the ExpressRail project to provide double-stacked rail service between the port and the Midwest, and Global Terminal & Container Services’ expansion of the Global Terminal Port Jersey in Bayonne. Global Terminal is developing 70 acres for a new container terminal.
 

With such a rapid increase in demand in and around the Port, Brownfield redevelopment opportunities abound. The Law Office of Christopher D. Hopkins has substantial experience in returning contaminated properties, or “Brownfields,” to beneficial use.   The firm has developed substantial capabilities in dealing with issues involving: site inspection; ISRA compliance; soil and groundwater remediation; cost recovery and allocation; liability allocation; underground storage tanks and vapor intrusion. 


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