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Executive Order #9

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

This executive order rescinds EO #2 Florio.

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 2, issued on January 18, 1990, created the position of Environmental Prosecutor in the Department of Law and Public Safety; and

WHEREAS, the position of Environmental Prosecutor was created in an effort to coordinate enforcement policy and oversee the prosecution of enforcement actions in environmental matters; and

WHEREAS, the coordination and oversight activities carried out by the Environmental Prosecutor can be achieved economically through the effective use of existing personnel within the Department of Law and Public Safety; and

WHEREAS, the Attorney General is best qualified to delegate the functions, powers and personnel of the Environmental Prosecutor; and

WHEREAS, it is the goal of the State of New Jersey to deliver efficient and cost-effective administrative services;

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:

1. The position of Environmental Prosecutor is hereby eliminated from the Department of Law and Public Safety.

2. Executive Order No. 2 (Florio) is rescinded.

3. The functions of the Environmental Prosecutor shall be reallocated within the Department of Law and Public Safety by the Attorney General in such a manner as she deems appropriate in order to maximize efficiency, service and cost-effectiveness.

4. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this 15th day of March 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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