The Permit Extension Act has been signed into law by Governor Christie. The law, A1338/S743 (Greenwald, DeCroce, Green/Sarlo, Oroho, Stack), extends the expiration date of state and local government approvals until December 31, 2014. The law includes a new definition for “extension area” to clarify the underlying legislative intent of the 2008 Permit Extension Act. The new definition includes many portions of the Highlands and Pinelands. Under the new law, approvals in those areas also remain valid through the extension period.