DOAH Strikes Onerous Proposed Rule Requiring Public Notification of “Reportable Releases”

…New Pollution Notification Legislation in the Works Recently, the Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) entered a final order invalidating the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) proposed rule expanding notification requirements (including notification to the local media) for every release of any substance that could pose an immediate danger to human health, welfare, or property. Recently,…