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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 52, STATE GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICERS

    Chapter 14F: Establishment; allocation within department of state; office defined

      Section: 52:14F-17: Transmittal of administrative record.

          
14. a. Within 15 days after the receipt by the Division of Smart Growth of notice of an applicant's request for an expedited review pursuant to subparagraph (d) of paragraph (1) of subsection c. of section 5, subparagraph (d) of paragraph (1) of subsection c. of section 7, or subparagraph (d) of paragraph (1) of subsection c. of section 9 of P.L.2004, c.89 (C.13:1D-145, C.27:1E-2 or C.52:27D-10.6), as appropriate, the Division of Smart Growth shall transmit to the clerk of the Office of Administrative Law the administrative record which shall consist of:

(1) the request for an expedited review of the application;

(2) the application;

(3) documents the applicant filed in support of the application;

(4) the qualified and registered professional's certification that the application is complete and meets all statutory and regulatory requirements for approval;

(5) the Division of Smart Growth's notices of deficiency, if any, that the application is incomplete;

(6) the Division of Smart Growth's documentation, if any, in support of its determination that the application is incomplete; and

(7) the applicant's request for an expedited hearing.

b. The case shall be assigned to an administrative law judge who shall be a member of the Smart Growth Unit. Within 15 days after the filing of the case with the clerk of the Office of Administrative Law, the parties shall file briefs with the administrative law judge. There shall be no presumptions in favor of either party. No other evidence shall be admitted or relied upon, except by consent of the parties and with approval of the administrative law judge. Discovery shall not be available, except by consent of the parties. The standard of review shall be by the preponderance of the evidence.

c. Within 30 days after the date of submission of the briefs, the administrative law judge shall issue a written decision as to whether the application is complete. The time limits established herein shall not be extended except by consent of the parties.

d. If the administrative law judge decides that the application is complete, the Director of the Division of Smart Growth shall take action to approve, approve with conditions or deny the permit application within 45 days after the receipt of the decision.

e. The decision of the administrative law judge on the issue of completeness of the application shall be the final decision binding on the parties and shall not be subject to further review or appeal by either the Division of Smart Growth established pursuant to section 5, 7 or 9 of P.L.2004, c.89 (C.13:1D-145, C.27:1E-2 or C.52:27D-10.6), as appropriate, or the applicant.

f. An applicant who does not request an expedited review pursuant to subparagraph (d) of paragraph (1) of subsection c. of section 5, subparagraph (d) of paragraph (1) of subsection c. of section 7 or subparagraph (d) of paragraph (1) of subsection c. of section 9 of P.L.2004, c.89 (C.13:1D-145, C.27:1E-2 or C.52:27D-10.6), as appropriate, retains the right to an administrative hearing and decision on the permit application pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.).

L.2004,c.89,s.14.



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