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2004 News Release Archives

Date Subject (Linked to the Release)

December 15, 2004

DEP Fines Transporter for Underground Storage Tank Violations (04/146)

December 14, 2004

DEP Commissioner Issues Notice of Closure for Certain Ocean County Shellfish Beds; Approximately 1,350 Acres Affected (04/144)

December 14, 2004

DEP Officially Withdraws Changes to Wildlife Rules (04/143)

December 13, 2004

DEP Closes Salem River Wildlife Management Area to Waterfowl Hunting and Issues Waterfowl Advisory (04/142)

December 13, 2004

DEP Seeks Scrap Yard Shut Down and Cleanup; Court Action Calls for State to Conduct Work if Company Fails to Act (04/141)

December 9, 2004

DEP Proposes $1.2 Million Waterline Project in Ringwood Borough; New Drinking Water Supply Needed Due to Gasoline Contamination in Private Wells (04/140)

December 9, 2004

DEP Begins Cleanup at Branch Brook Park; Buried Fuel Contamination Found During County Recreational Field Improvements (04/139)

December 7, 2004

DEP Fines North Bergen Gas Retailer for Underground Storage Tank Violations (04/138)

December 6, 2004

DEP Awards $1.2 Million in Federal Funds for New Jersey Trails (04/137)

December 3, 2004

Statement from DEP Commissioner Bradley Campbell regarding the Delaware River Oil Spill

November 23, 2004

DEP Announces Addition to Cheesequake State Park; Monmouth County Acquisition Will Safeguard Coastal Resources (04/136)

November 18, 2004

DEP Highlights Cumberland Farms Recycling Efforts (04/135)

November 16, 2004

DEP Petitions Supreme Court to Review Appellate Court Decision (04/134)

November 16, 2004

DEP Honors Environmental Leaders and Innovators; Excellence Awards Recognize Significant Environmental Achievements in New Jersey (04/131)

November 15, 2004

DEP Reaches Water Reuse Settlement with Gloucester County; County Will Construct Wastewater Reuse System at Pitman Golf Course (04/133)

November 15, 2004

DEP Announces New Measures to Protect New Jersey's Children (04/132)

November 4, 2004

DEP Adopts New Mercury, Arsenic Standards (04/130)

November 3, 2004 Governor McGreevey Announces Funding For Highlands Act; North Jersey District Water Supply Commission Allocates Up to $30 Million (NJ Governor's Office News Release)

November 1, 2004

Annual Maintenance of Lake Hopatcong Lowers Level (04/127)

October 28, 2004

School Bus Retrofits Are a Good Fit for New Jersey School Children; DEP Advances Commitment To Reduce Children's Exposure To Diesel Exhaust (04/126)

October 26, 2004

DEP Announces 598-Acre Addition to Maskells Mill Pond Wildlife Management Area ; Former Clay Mine Contains Bird Habitat, Water Resources, Wetlands (04/125)

October 26, 2004

State Parks and Forests Offer Firewood for Cutting (04/124)

September 21, 2004 Governor McGreevey Announces Designation of Three New State Parks; National Design Competition to Be Held for Trenton and Paterson Sites (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
October 21, 2004

Commissioner Campbell Recognizes Statewide Efforts Promoting Recycling (04/123)

October 20, 2004

DEP Announces State's First Electrified Truck Stop; Paulsboro Project Reduces Harmful Diesel Emissions (04/122)

October 14, 2004

New Jersey Ecotourism Registers Green; Study Shows State Parks and Forests Provide $1.2 Billion Per Year in Economic Benefits (04/121)

October 14, 2004

DEP Announces New Invasive Species Policy Directive; Will Prohibit Planting of Non-native Species on State Lands (04/120)

October 7, 2004

DEP Offers Artifical Reef Plan Update for Public Review (04/119)

October 7, 2004

DEP Offers Free Calendar Highlighting Fall & Winter Events (04/118)

October 6, 2004

New Jersey Announces Settlement of Federal Clean Air Act Enforcement Case at Paulsboro Facility (04/117)

October 6, 2004

DEP Urges School Bus Drivers to "Turn Off Your Engines!"; Eliminating Idling Promotes Good Health and Saves Money (04/116)

October 6, 2004

Anglers "Sing the Blues" at the 13th Annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament; Bluefish Were Plentiful This Year (04/115)

October 5, 2004

DEP Announces Environmental Health Partnership With Mercer County (04/114)

September 30, 2004

DEP Announces Addition to Malibu Beach Wildlife Management Area; Fulfills Governor's Promise to Increase Fishing Access (04/113)

September 29, 2004

DEP Announces 92-Acre Addition to Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park (04/111)

September 29, 2004

DEP Commissioner Warns Public about Errant Deer (04/110)

September 28, 2004

Low Cost Financing Boosts Clean Water Protection in New Jersey; Trenton Water Works Reaps Benefits for the City (04/109)

September 27, 2004

Promise Made, Promise Kept: DEP Acquires 43 Properties that Provide Public Access to Fishing Waters (04/108)

September 24, 2004

DEP Unveils New Exhibits at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park (04/107)

September 24, 2004

DEP Celebrates with NJ Conservation Foundation Significant Pinelands Open Space Acquisition (04/106)

September 23, 2004

State Plants 1500 Trees in City of Elizabeth; DEP & BPU Continue to Green New Jersey through Cool Cities Initiative (04/105)

September 16, 2004 McGreevey Announces New Proposal to Address Global Warming (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
September 16, 2004

DEP Awards Towns Weed Harvesting Monies for Musconetcong (04/104)

September 15, 2004

DEP Issues Penalties for Underground Storage Tank Violations in Middletown (04/103)

September 14, 2004

DEP Awards Towns $3.6 Million To Support Municipal Recycling (04/102)

September 9, 2004

Cleanup Work at Five Sites Begins DEP Raritan Initiative; Focus of Water Quality Improvements (04/101)

August 25, 2004

DEP Advises Anglers to Be Aware of Invasive Species of Catfish (04/99)

August 23, 2004

DEP Recognizes Environmental Excellence; Award Applications Available (04/98)

August 18, 2004

DEP Compiles Report Detailing Second Year of Open Public Records Law; Almost $1.4 Million Diverted from Environmental Protection Funds to Implement Law (04/97)

August 18, 2004

DEP Begins Effort to Reduce Leaking Tanks Through Compliance Inspection Program (04/96)

August 18, 2004

DEP Offers Grants to Protect Threatened and Endangered Species (04/95)

August 16, 2004

DEP Offers Smoke-Free Zones at Island Beach State Park (04/94)

August 13, 2004

Peck Bay Reopens for Crabbing and Fishing (04/93)

August 12, 2004

Highlands Preservation Moves Forward; Campbell Announces Acquisition of 290-Acre Lebanon Township Property (04/92)

August 10, 2004 Governor McGreevey Enacts Historic Highlands Legislation, Protects Drinking Water for 5.4 Million New Jersey Residents; Highlands Act Continues New Jersey’s Legacy of Environmental Protection (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
August 6, 2004

New Jersey Wins Round in Effort to Improve Dam Safety; Superior Court Ruling Demands Draining of Lake Behind Dam in Need of Repair (04/91)

August 5, 2004

DEP Announces Successful Completion of Ocean County Medical Waste Sweep (04/90)

July 29, 2004 New State Wildlife Management Area Created in the Highlands; DEP, TPL, Local Partners Protect 433-acre Buckhorn Springs Tract (NJDEP and Trust for Public Land News Release)
July 22, 2004 DEP Green Acres Preserves 45 Acres in Highlands; Property Will Provide Fishing Access to Musconetcong River (04/89)
July 21, 2004 Governor's Open Space Priority Projects Move Forward; Garden State Preservation Trust Approves Green Acres Funding; Recommendations Package Includes $55 Million for Highlands Projects (04/88)
July 20, 2004 Burnt Fly Bog Soil Cleanup and Wetlands Restoration Complete; Marks Final Action for Marlboro Superfund Site (04/87)
July 20, 2004 Draft Soil Cleanup Standards Released for Public Comment; DEP Asking for Public Input Before Making a Formal Proposal (04/86)
July 16, 2004 DEP Guides Cleanup of Flood Related Debris in Burlington, Camden Counties (04/85)
July 15, 2004 Clean Air Council Report Backs Governor's Call for Action on Diesel Pollution (04/84)
July 13, 2004 State Responds to Dam Failures in Burlington County; DEP Will Reopen Loan Application Period for Dam Repair Funding (04/83)
July 12, 2004 Governor McGreevey Announces Adoption of New Clean Water Protections (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
July 12, 2004 DEP Announces New Drinking Water Protections for Ocean and Monmouth Counties (04/82)
July 8, 2004 2005 Trout Stamp Designed by Pompton Plains Student (04/81)
July 8, 2004 DEP Reaches Settlement Agreement with Middlesex County Utilities Authority; MCUA Will Construct New $32 Million Sewage Line to Prevent Future Spills (04/80)
July 7, 2004 DEP Joins Forces with Army Corps to Build Passageway for Migratory Fish (04/79)
July 7, 2004 DEP and State Police Hold Public Hearings on New Jersey Radiological Emergency Response Plan (04/78)
July 1, 2004 DEP Begins Tire Pile Removal in Middle Township; Cleanup of Wildlife Management Area Made Possible Through McGreevey's FY05 Budget (04/76)
July 1, 2004 DEP Officially Reopens Rockingham, Washington's Last Military Headquarters During the American Revolutionary War (04/75)
June 29, 2004 McGreevey Statement on EPA Clean Air Announcement (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
June 29, 2004 DEP Commissioner Tests the Waters (04/74)
June 28, 2004 Morris County Landfill Removed from Superfund List; Operation and Maintenance Work Continues at Combe Fill North Landfill (04/73)
June 28, 2004 DEP Green Acres Program Preserves 480-Acre Forest in Sussex and Warren Counties (04/72)
June 25, 2004 DEP Parks and Historic Sites Offer Weekend Activities (04/71)
June 24, 2004 DEP's State Historic Preservation Office Names Three New Sites to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places (04/70)
June 23, 2004 DEP Survey Documents Economic Benefits of Recycling Construction and Demolition Debris (04/69)
June 23, 2004 McGreevey Calls Upon Bush to Protect Public Health (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
June 17, 2004 DEP to Hold Workshops on Open Space Funding; Programs Help Local Governments and Nonprofit Groups to Obtain Funding for Open Space Acquisition (04/67)
June 10, 2004 Education and Recreation Come Together through DEP's Innovative Urban Fishing Program (04/66)
June 10, 2004 Report on Industrial Activity Furthers Public's Right to Know; Pollution Prevention Data Guides DEP Action to Reduce Public Health Risks (04/65)
June 4, 2004 DEP Encourages the Public to Take to the Trails this Weekend: Celebrate National Trails Day in New Jersey (04/64)
June 2, 2004 DEP Offers Free Fishing Days on June 12 and 13 (04/63)
May 27, 2004 DEP Collects $80,000 Penalty from Hercules Incorporated for Cleanup Delays; State to Develop Investigation Plan for Simmonds Site to Move Cleanup Forward (04/61)
May 27, 2004 Trenton Battle Monument Offers Extended Hours for the Summer (04/60)
May 26, 2004 DEP Keeps an Eye on New Jersey Beaches (04/59)
May 25, 2004 Public Meetings on Striped Bass Regulations June 1, 3 and 7 (04/58)
May 25, 2004 DEP Announces Web Site on Scientific Review of Chromium Cleanup Criteria; State Requests Submission from Public to Assist Process (04/57)
May 25, 2004 State Plants 500 Trees in City of Newark; DEP & BPU Continue to Green New Jersey through Cool Cities: An Urban Forest Energy Efficiency Initiative (04/55)
May 21, 2004 DEP Bands Endangered Peregrine Falcon Chicks; World's Fastest Bird Speeds Toward Protection (04/56)
May 20, 2004 New Jersey Filing 10 Natural Resource Damage Suits; First Round in Unprecedented Initiative to Recover Compensation from Polluters (NJ Attorney General's Office News Release)
May 20, 2004 New Jersey To Sue Owner of West Virginia Power Plants; Four States Take Action to Prevent Smog, Acid Rain and Health Impacts (NJ Attorney General's Office News Release)
May 20, 2004 Getting Environmental Information Is Faster and Easier (04/54)
May 19, 2004 Pequest Open House and Fish Festival (04/52)
May 14, 2004 DEP Closes Shellfish Beds in Peck Bay (04/53)
May 14, 2004 Palmyra Receives Grant to Fund Remedial Work at Brownfield Development Area; Funding Available for Municipal and Private Grants and Loans (04/51)
May 14, 2004 Young Wildlife Born to Be Wild (04/50)
May 12, 2004 DEP Announces First Ozone Exceedance of the Season; Reminds People That Vehicle Emissions Play A Significant Role In Ozone Levels (04/49)
May 12, 2004 DEP Calls for Residents to Use Caution When Applying Pesticides; Commercial Applicators to Notify Public Before Large-Scale Spraying (04/48)
May 12, 2004 New Jersey DEP Recognizes Outstanding Historic Preservation Efforts (04/47)
May 10, 2004 Preservation of 600 Highlands Acres Announced; Acquisition Will Expand Allamuchy Mountain State Park (NJDEP and Trust for Public Land News Release)
May 7, 2004 Summer Lifeguards Needed in State Parks; Free Training & Certification (04/46)
May 5, 2004 Local Officials Join Gov. McGreevey to Announce Support for Highlands Preservation Plan (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Apr 30, 2004 DEP Recognizes Students and Local Tree Care Programs at State Arbor Day Celebration (04/45)
Apr 29, 2004 New Jersey's Deer Herd Tests Negative for Chronic Wasting Disease (04/44)
Apr 27, 2004 DEP Green Acres Program Preserves 368 Acres in Highlands Region; Purchases Will Preserve Open Space and Protect Water Resources (04/42)
Apr 27, 2004 Pets Prohibited on Beaches in New Jersey Natural Areas to Protect Endangered Shore Birds (04/38)
Apr 26, 2004 DEP Reminds New Jersey Residents to Be Vigilant During Mosquito Season; Urges Practical Steps to Reduce Mosquito Population and Risk of West Nile Virus (04/43)
Apr 22, 2004 McGreevey Celebrates Earth Day by Protecting the Health of New Jersey’s Children; Enacts New Regulations That Require Safe Use of Pesticides in Schools (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Apr 22, 2004 Remedial Investigation Begins at Bergenfield Auto Parts Company Site; Merger Proposed for Properties at Historic New Bridge Landing (04/41)
Apr 21, 2004 Governor Leads Environmental Bus Tour of the Highlands; Urges Passage of Legislation to Protect the Source of Drinking Water for Half New Jersey’s Residents (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Apr 20, 2004 Governor Calls for Renewed Federal Leadership to Help New Jersey Improve its Air Quality; Releases Report Detailing New Jersey’s Aggressive Efforts to Address In-State Air Pollution (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Apr 20, 2004 Clean Communities Program Funds 21 Counties and 559 Municipalities in New Jersey; City of Trenton Receives Funding at Annual Litter Cleanup (04/40)
Apr 16, 2004 DEP Wins Victory for Historic Preservation: Remaining Portion of Black Creek Site Listed to New Jersey Register of Historic Places (04/39)
Apr 15, 2004 McGreevey Statement Re: EPA Ozone Pollution Announcement (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Apr 15, 2004 Soil Removal Project Begins at Marlboro Township Superfund Site (04/37)
Apr 15, 2004 New Jersey Land Preservation Initiative Moves Forward; DEP Announces Sourlands Acquisitions (04/36)
Apr 14, 2004 Governor Signs Brownfields Funding Legislation (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Apr 14, 2004

State Environmental Agency Holds Public Meetings on Protecting the Coast (04/35)

Apr 13, 2004

DEP Urges Bear Country Residents to Be Aware (04/34)

Apr 8, 2004 New Jersey Reaches $1 Million Settlement with Owner of Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant Regarding Fish Kill Caused by Thermal Discharge; Payments Will Fund Environmental Projects (NJ Attorney General's Office News Release)
Apr 7, 2004 Governor McGreevey Announces Dedication of $5o0K for Toxic Contaminants Study of NJ's Fish; Measure Builds On Administration's Actions To Reduce Mercury and Other Toxins (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Apr 7, 2004

DEP and DHSS to Conduct Compliance and Enforcement Sweep of Ocean County Medical Waste Generators in Spring 2004 (04/33)

Apr 6, 2004

DEP's Historic Preservation Office Names the Beverwyck Site to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places; Site Evidences Existence of Slavery in New Jersey (04/32)

Apr 2, 2004

DEP Approves First Action under Cleanup Star Program; Program Created to Speed Remedial Work at Contaminated Sites (04/31)

Apr 1, 2004

DEP Announces Expansion of Trout Program Trout Season Officially Begins April 10 (04/30)

Apr 1, 2004

DEP Issues Navigational Advisory Around Shark River Reef (04/29)

Mar 30, 2004

DEP Awards Grants to Local Environmental Agencies (04/27)

Mar 29, 2004

DEP Green Acres Program Preserves 130 Acres of Delaware Bayshore Wetlands (04/26)

Mar 26, 2004

DEP Gives Green Light to Asbury Park Revitalization; Coastal Development Permit Authorizes Large Scale Redevelopment Furthering Smart Growth (04/25)

Mar 25, 2004

Campbell Assists in Trout Stocking at Colonial Lake; DEP to Stock More Than 173,000 Trout Before Start of Season (04/24)

Mar 25, 2004

DEP Presents Women's Environmental Leadership Awards (04/23)

Mar 22, 2004

DEP Green Acres Preserves 1,198-Acre Highlands Property (04/22)

Mar 18, 2004

Volunteer Efforts Are Paying Off: Bald Eagle Numbers in New Jersey Are Increasing (04/21)

Mar 17, 2004

DEP Receives $1 Million Grant to Restore Wetlands in Lower Cohansey River Watershed (04/20)

Mar 13, 2004 Highlands Task Force Presents Action Plan for Preservation of NJ’s Highlands Region (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Mar 12, 2004

Shellfish Beds Reopen in Sandy Hook Bay (04/19)

Mar 12, 2004

Surfrider Foundation Honors NJDEP's Campbell with Keeper of the Coast Award (04/18)

Mar 11, 2004

Octagon Process to Pay $100,000 to Settle Hazardous Waste Violations (04/17)

Mar 10, 2004

DEP Awarded $200,000 for Study on Economic Value of Ecosystems (04/13)

Mar 9, 2004 Governor McGreevey Urges Senators to Restore Superfund Budget; Stresses That Polluters Should Pay for Environmental Clean-up, Not Hard-Working Taxpayers (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Mar 5, 2004 Governor Forms Invasive Species Council; Cites Threat of Foreign Plants, Insects to State’s Environment & Quality of Life (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Mar 5, 2004

Environmental Commissioner Sends Letter to New Jersey Fish and Game Council; Recommends Council Omit Bear Hunt from Game Code (04/16)

Mar 4, 2004

DEP Releases Initial Results of Private Well Testing Program; Home Buyers Learn of Water Quality during Property Transactions (04/15)

Mar 4, 2004

New Jersey & Delaware Issue Fish Consumption Advisories to Assist the Public in Both States (04/14)

Mar 2, 2004

DEP Green Acres Preserves Historic Cliff Dwellings (04/12)

Mar 1, 2004 McGreevey: The Water You Drink Is from the Highlands; Build a Better New Jersey: Protecting Drinking Water (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Feb 26, 2004

Monmouth County Father and Son Charged with Exposing Individuals to Uneccessary Radiation; First Criminal Prosecution Under State Radiation Protection Act (04/11)

Feb 26, 2004

DEP's Historic Preservation Office Names Four Significant Sites to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places; Two Notable Sites in African American History (04/09)

Feb 25, 2004

Commissioner Campbell Criticizes Proposed EPA Mercury and Air Quality Rules (04/08)

Feb 23, 2004

NJ Game Code Meeting Re-Scheduled for March 9 (04/07)

Feb 23, 2004

DEP Designates First Cleanup Star Consultants in New Jersey; Program Created to Speed Remedial Work at Contaminated Sites (04/06)

Feb 20, 2004

Senator Vitale and Commissioner Campbell Present $1 Million in Green Acres Funds to Carteret (News from the 19th Legislative District)

Feb 20, 2004

DEP Proposes New Openings of Shellfish Beds; Reclassifications Reflect Continued Improvements in Marine Water Quality (04/04)

Feb 19, 2004 DEP Green Acres Preserves 113 Acres in Monmouth County: Allaire State Park Expanded (04/05)
Feb 19, 2004 Governor Pledges to Build a Better New Jersey Through Commitment to Environmental Justice; Executive Order Calls for State Government to Consider Environmental Health Impacts on Underserved Communities of Color and Low Income Communities (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Feb 3, 2004 Governor McGreevey Signs $100m Agreement to Help Farmers Protect Water Quality (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Jan 22, 2004 DEP Reaches Settlement Agreement with DeMarco: Freshwater Wetlands in New Jersey's Pinelands to be Restored (04/03)
Jan 16, 2004 Governor Proposes Strongest, Most Protective Drinking Water Standard for Arsenic in the Nation; New Limit Would Be Half the New Federal Standard (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Jan 16, 2004 Camden Community Joins DEP "Bucket Brigade" to Fight Air Pollution (04/02)
Jan. 14, 2004 Governor Signs "Clean Car Bill" Into Law; First Step in Reducing Air Pollution by 20 Percent (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Jan. 12, 2004 Governor Approves $175m for Open Space and Park Projects Throughout the State; Promise Made, Promise Kept to Control Sprawl and Overdevelopment (NJ Governor's Office News Release)
Jan 9, 2004 DEP's Historic Preservation Office Adds the Battleship New Jersey to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places; Two Other Historical Sites Listed to the State Register (04/01)
Jan. 5, 2004 Governor McGreevey Announces Most Comprehensive Water Protections in the Nation; 300-foot buffer will apply to more than 6,000 miles of waterways (NJ Governor's Office News Release)