New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection


New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
State of New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection
Seal of New Jersey.svg
Agency overview
Jurisdiction New Jersey
Headquarters 401 E. State Street, 7th Floor, East Wing, Trenton, NJ 08625-0402
Agency executive Bob Martin, Commissioner
Child agencies New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife
New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry
Website
http://www.nj.gov/dep/

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is a government agency in the U.S. state of New Jersey that is responsible for managing the state's natural resources and addressing issues related to pollution. NJDEP now has a staff of approximately 2,850.

The department was created on April 22, 1970, America's first official Earth Day, making it the third state in the country to combine its environmental activities into a single, unified agency, with about 1,400 employees in five divisions, charged with responsibility for environmental protection and conservation efforts. Governor William T. Cahill appointed Richard J. Sullivan as the first commissioner.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ about.njdep, www.nj.gov/dep

External links



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