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26:2c-29. Air Pollution Emergency; Determination

If the State Commissioner of Health determines at any time that air pollution, in any county, locality, place or other area in the State constitutes an unreasonable and emergency risk to the health of those present within said area of the State, such determination shall be communicated in writing, with the factual findings on which such determination is based, to the Governor; the commissioner may delegate in writing to any employee of the department the power to make such determination and deliver the same to the Governor in the absence of the commissioner from the State. Upon being so advised the Governor may by proclamation declare, as to all or any part of said area mentioned in the aforesaid determination, that an air pollution emergency exists, and upon making such declaration the Governor shall have the following powers which he may exercise in whole or in part by the issuance of an order or orders:

(a) To prohibit, restrict or condition motor vehicle travel of every kind, including trucks and buses, in the area;

(b) To prohibit, restrict or condition the operation of retail, commercial, manufacturing, industrial, or similar activity in the area;

(c) To prohibit, restrict or condition operation of incinerators in the area;

(d) To prohibit, restrict or condition the burning or other consumption of any type of fuel in the area;

(e) To prohibit, restrict or condition the burning of any materials whatsoever in the area;

(f) To prohibit, restrict or condition any and all other activity in the area which contributes or may contribute to the air pollution emergency.

L.1967, c. 108, s. 4, eff. June 15, 1967.

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Phil Murphy
Phil Murphy
January 16, 2018 -
Democratic
1-609-292-6000
125 West State Street, Trenton, NJ, 08625

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