Governor Phil Murphy

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Extended Rulemaking Deadlines to Expire


TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 263, which provides for the expiration of extensions of Department of Environmental Protection rulemaking deadlines that were instituted in Executive Order No. 127 (2020) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the Order notes the deadlines for complying with the Dirty Dirt law in light of the termination of the Public Health Emergency in June.

“New Jersey has long been recognized as a leader in the protection of public health, safety, and the environment,” said Governor Murphy. “It is critical that programs regulated by the Department of Environmental Protection are able to complete reviews and issue denials and permits in a timely manner to ensure necessary protections. In June, we ended the Public Health Emergency, and these extended regulatory deadlines are no longer necessary.”

For the full text of Executive Order No. 263, click here.