DEP ENHANCES PUBLIC ACCESS TO ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE
(07/04) TRENTON - The public can track the latest activity
of state environmental investigators through a new information service
now available on the Department of Environmental Protection's Web
site, DEP Commissioner Lisa P. Jackson announced today.
"We've made it even easier for the public to find out what
we are doing in New Jersey's neighborhoods to make sure the laws
and regulations that safeguard public health and our environment
are obeyed," Commissioner Jackson said. "We believe that
the more residents know, the better partners in environmental stewardship
they can be."
The new field-activity blotter offers the public an at-a-glance
listing of all site visits the DEP's Compliance & Enforcement
investigators have conducted during the past 14 days to evaluate
compliance with environmental laws and to respond to residents'
concerns or complaints.
Information in the field-activity blotter is arranged by county,
and municipalities are listed alphabetically. The report features
the location for each site visit as well as the date and the program
of interest, such as air, water quality, hazardous waste and land
use - among others.
The site-visit report complements the DEP's Enforcement Blotter,
which lists enforcement action taken within the past 14 days in
response to environmental violations.
To view the DEP's new Compliance & Enforcement field-activity
blotter, visit http://www.state.nj.us/dep/enforcement/EnforcementInAction.html