Aligning Regulatory Climate Change Risk with Development Decision Making
Date: March 9, 2021
Time: 8am to 10:00am (7:45 log-in)
Location: Zoom Meeting (special Zoom registration link will be sent in your confirmation email)
How does New Jersey align regulatory climate change risk with development decision making? Hear about the challenges of regulating and approving/denying development and redevelopment of areas in high risk of damage due to climate change events. Responding to catastrophic events and rebuilding areas devastated by climate change events is costly to everyone: Federal, State and local governments, companies, business owners and employees, property owners, and of course taxpayers. The challenges to be tackled include where to (re)build, what to build, how to build, and who should be the decision makers.
Our Panelists include:
- NJDEP: Mr. Dave Rosenblatt, NJ State Chief Resilience Officer
- New Jersey Business & Industry Association: Mr. Ray Cantor, Vice President Government Affairs
- New Jersey Future: Mr. Peter Kasabach, Executive Director
- Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast: Mr. Rick Shoyer, President
Joanne Vos, Esq. of Maraziti Falcon LLP
NJDEP’s Climate and Resilience Program under the direction of Dave Rosenblatt, Chief Resiliency Officer, establishes an Interagency Council on Climate Resilience. The Council develops a Statewide Climate Change Resilience Strategy to promote the long-term, adaptation and resilience of New Jersey’s economy, communities, infrastructure and natural resources.
NJDEP’s focus comes from the 2020 Scientific Report on Climate Change, which predicts increasingly mild winters, more intense rainfalls, flooding along inland streams and rivers, and more tidal flooding along the coast will occur.
Annual precipitation is expected to increase from 7% to 11% by 2050.
By 2050, there is a 50% chance that sea-level rise will meet or exceed 1.4 feet and a 17% chance it will meet or exceed 2.1 feet, resulting in increased coastal flooding during sunny days and storm events, impacting infrastructure, residents and businesses.
By 2100, sea level will further increase by as much as 6 or more feet.
NJDEP’s response is to make sweeping changes to all aspects of their regulations from land development; flood hazards; coastal and stream permitting; waterfront development; new standards of care for roads and bridges, infrastructure, and buildings; coordinated governance; and support/interaction with local and regional governing bodies. These changes will affect planners, surveyors, engineers, LSRPs, developers, landowners, and state and local governments.
- NJ LSRP - 2 Regulatory CECs
- Professional Engineers - 2 CECs
- NJ Land Surveyors - 2 CECs
- NJ Continuing Professional Legal Education - 2 CLEs
- Professional Land Use Planners - Applied For
- Real Estate/Property Service Professionals - Researching
- NJ Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists - 2.0 PHCEs
Registration Fee (payment required at the time of registration):
- BCONE Member: $25 (does not include CEC Credits*)
- NJBIA Members: $25 (needs registration code from NJBIA - does not include CEC Credits*)
- LSRPA Members: $25 (request registration code from email@example.com - does not include CEC Credits*)
- NJBA Members: $25 (needs registration code from NJBA - does not include CEC Credits*)
- Government/Non-Profit/Academia: Free (does not include CEC Credits*)
- Non-Member: $50 (does not include CEC Credits*)
*Note: After the program, you will be sent an email with a link where you can register to obtain a CEC Certificate for this event. The cost for the CEC Certificate will be $50.