Opinion Finally, good news for developers from DEP ® THE REAL ESTATE community, especially devel- The professionals would be paid through sur- The statements by Mauriello help answer the opers, received some positive news last week charges on the applicants, mostly developers. questions of developers who have wondered April 27, 2009 from Mark N. Mauriello, the acting commission- The change can’t come soon enough. The state about the status of the LSP program. Granted, the er of the state Department of Environmental Pro- has a backlog of 20,000 contaminated sites, and the real estate community probably wishes the pro- How to Reach Us tection. (See story on Page 1.) LSP program can help whittle that down, then-DEP gram already was under way, but developers have MAILING ADDRESS Positive news from the DEP may seem like Commissioner Lisa Jackson said. Without a change, become used to waiting on DEP — a waiting NJBIZ, 220 Davidson Ave, Suite 302 Somerset, NJ 08873 an oxymoron to developers, but Mauriello’s asser- the unclean sites will languish in the bureaucratic game that should soon be ending, at least in one PHONE (732) 246-7677 tion before a state Senate committee that the process for years, as Jackson had noted. area of the regulatory oversight. ◆ FAX: EDITORIAL (732) 249-8886 Licensed Site Professional program would be Mauriello’s assertion last week comes even FAX: ADVERTISING (732) 249-8952 rolled out by late summer is welcome news. before Gov. Jon S. Corzine has signed the bill to O u r P o i n t o f V i e w FAX: OPERATIONS (732) 846-0421 SUBSCRIPTIONS (866) 288-7699 The program would establish a board to authorize the program. But clearly Mauriello would What do you think? REPRINTS For article reprints, please license professionals to handle review and not make such statements at a public meeting if the Tell us at email@example.com. contact our reprint coordinator at approval of plans for certain contaminated sites. governor had plans to kill the measure. Wright’s Reprints: 1-877-652-5295. For photos, please see www.njbiz.com/photos PUBLISHER Thomas F. Curtin firstname.lastname@example.org N J B I Z P o l l ADVERTISING DIRECTOR OF SALES Mark Cialdella email@example.com Which of these budget items from the governor’s SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Penelope Spencer firstname.lastname@example.org proposal will most harm your business? ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES Susan Alexander email@example.com Robin Fields firstname.lastname@example.org A payroll tax hike on employers, Lucille Lo Sapio email@example.com estimated at $90 per worker. Joe Malone firstname.lastname@example.org John J. Morelli email@example.com An extension of a three-year-old Merry Solomon firstname.lastname@example.org temporary surcharge on the Corporation EDITORIAL EDITOR Business Tax. Sharon Waters email@example.com A one-year income tax increase from DEPUTY EDITOR - NEWS Joe St. Arney firstname.lastname@example.org 8.97 percent to 10.25 percent for DEPUTY EDITOR & REPORTER individuals making more than Beth Fitzgerald email@example.com Workplace Issues/General News $500,000. COPY EDITOR Meghan Shapiro firstname.lastname@example.org Please respond at our Web site, www.njbiz.com. STAFF WRITERS Finance/Accounting/Insurance/Law The question appears prominently on the home page.
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