2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 4 - AGRICULTURE AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS
Section 4:1C-9.2 - Committee to develop rules, regulations; BPU to provide technical assistance.
4:1C-9.2 Committee to develop rules, regulations; BPU to provide technical assistance.
3. a. The committee shall adopt, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.):
(1) such rules and regulations as may be necessary for the implementation of subsection i. of section 6 of P.L.1983, c.31 (C.4:1C-9); and
(2) agricultural management practices for biomass energy generation on commercial farms, including, but not necessarily limited to, standards for the management of odor, dust, and noise.
b. The Board of Public Utilities shall provide technical assistance and support to the State Agriculture Development Committee with regard to the committee's responsibilities in connection with this section and subsection i. of section 6 of P.L.1983, c.31 (C.4:1C-9).
c. Notwithstanding any provision of this section or subsection i. of section 6 of P.L.1983, c.31 (C.4:1C-9) to the contrary, the construction, installation, or operation of any biomass, solar, or wind energy generation facility, structure, or equipment in the pinelands area, as defined and regulated by the "Pinelands Protection Act," P.L.1979, c.111 (C.13:18A-1 et seq.), shall comply with the standards of P.L.1979, c.111 and the comprehensive management plan for the pinelands area adopted pursuant to P.L.1979, c.111.
d. For the purposes of this section and subsection i. of section 6 of P.L.1983, c.31 (C.4:1C-9), "biomass" means an agricultural crop, crop residue, or agricultural byproduct that is cultivated, harvested, or produced on the commercial farm and which can be used to generate energy in a sustainable manner.
L.2009, c.213, s.3.