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Executive Order #5

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

WHEREAS, due to the extreme cold temperatures, severe wind chill factors and icy conditions of recent weeks, heavy residential and commercial usage of heat and electrical utilities have resulted in electrical brownouts, stoppages and other heating shortages throughout the State; and

WHEREAS, the Acting Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection and Energy ("Acting Commissioner") has made a finding that there exists an energy supply shortage of a dimension which endangers the public health, safety and welfare of all regions of the State; and

WHEREAS, based on the above finding by the Acting Commissioner, Executive Order No. 4 was issued on January 19, 1994 declaring a state of energy emergency for all heat and electrical utilities for the entire State, which Order is to remain in effect until it is rescinded by subsequent Executive Order; and

WHEREAS, the combination of improving weather conditions and compulsory and voluntary reductions in power usage by the citizens of the State has improved the energy supply; and

WHEREAS, the Acting Commissioner has made a finding that the energy supply shortage no longer exists;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT as follows:

1. The state of energy emergency for all heat and electrical utilities for the entire State declared in Executive Order No. 4 issued on January 19, 1994 is hereby terminated and Executive Order No. 4 is rescinded.

2. All energy consumers in the State are encouraged to continue efforts to conserve heat and electrical utilities for the duration of the extreme cold weather.

3. This Order shall take effect as of 11:59 p.m., January 21, 1994.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal,
this 21st day of January in the Year
of Our Lord, one thousand nine
hundred and ninety-four, and of the
Independence of the United States,
the two hundred and eighteenth.

/s/ Christine Todd Whitman


/s/ Peter Verniero
Chief Counsel to the Governor

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