The Permit Extension Act was approved by the Assembly Solid Waste and Environmental Committee today with the following amendments:

Time Period: Amended to 1/1/08 to 12/31/10, with a one year cap on tolling ( was 1/1/06 to 12/31/12, with two year cap on tolling) .

Centers: CAFRA and State Plan centers are excluded. (Secs. 3 and 4(b)(6)) (
DOT Permits: Excluded except for R-O-W permits and permits granted pursuant to NJSA 27:7-1, et seq. (Sections 3 and 4(b)(8))

Highlands Permits: A ll are excluded. (Secs. 3 and 4(b)(7))
Water Quality Management Plan certifications/approvals: Excluded. (Secs. 3 and 4(b)(5)) (One suspects that the intent here is to apply the new WQMP regulations to all developments.)
Septic Systems: Excludes approvals covering over 50 septic systems under Chapter 199. (Secs. 3 and 4(b)(4))

Definition of “environmentally sensitive area”: Excludes all of the Pinelands except RGAs, rather than including all of the Pinelands except the Preservation Area. Also, includes “environmental protection zones or sub-zones” in Highlands Plan, along with Highlands Preservation Area.