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NJ State Law

Effective July 7, 2002, NJDEP is required to implement the New Jersey Open Public Records Act or "OPRA" ( P.L. 2001, CHAPTER 404, N.J.S. 47:1A-1 et seq.).

Governor McGreevey's Executive Order #21, signed July 8, 2002, detailed exceptions to OPRA.


Executive Order #26 Details

Governor's new Executive Order #26 modifies requirements in EO #21. The full text of the new EO is available here. A summary of the changes is also available.


DEP Proposed Rule

NJDEP proposed it's rules for implementing OPRA in the NJ Register on July 1, 2002.


DEP Proposed Procedure

To expedite your request, NJDEP recommends that you complete your OPRA Request using our Online OPRA Request Form.

If you wish to submit via paper request form, DEP's OPRA form is available for download in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. (Adobe Acrobat PDF Help)

All OPRA Request Forms must be sent to:

Office of the Records Custodian
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
P.O. Box 442
401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0442
Phone: 609-341-3121


NOTE: Any OPRA requests that are not sent to the above address may be delayed or denied.

For agencies "in but not of" NJDEP, records requests should be made directly to those agencies.



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