On November 10, 2012, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) published a new draft policy for "Pennsylvania Natural
On October 24, 2012, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law legislation that amends Pennsylvania’s Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) by increasing the amount of time a property owner has to dispute invoices from third-party municipal consultants; by providing penalties for excessive and unreasonable billings; and, by clarifying escrow requirements for land development projects.
On October 3, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in a case whose outcome may change federal takings and the just compensation owed property owners subjected to a temporary physical taking by the government.
As part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s June 2012 Strike-Off Letter addressing Access Approval Procedures, PENDDOT has revised its policies relating to indemnification requirements for Highway Occupancy Permits.
On August 25, 2012, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation published proposed regulatory amendments to 67 Pa. Code, Chapter 441 the rules that govern Access and Occupancy of Highways by Driveways and Local Roads.
n May 2012, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania filed its decision in Commerce BankHarrisburg, N.A. v. Kessler.
Both houses of the New Jersey Legislature have passed A-1338 (Act) -- a law that extends and modifies the Permit Extension Act of 2008.
On March 31, 2012, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PaDEP) published the final new Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Program Manual.
On May 18, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District, announced the availability of the updated National Wetland Plant List (NWPL).
In a February 28, 2012 Mortgagee Letter, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced guidance changes affecting lending eligibility requirements for borrowers with disputed accounts or accounts in collection.