Governor Christie Signs RAP Legislation

Governor Christie Signs RAP Legislation

Governor Chris Christie has signed legislation which will dramatically expand the permissible uses of Recycled Asphalt Pavement material.  The bill was approved by the Assembly and Senate in the final days of the Legislative session.

Over the past year NJAPA representatives have met with nearly every member of the NJ Legislature, Representatives of DOT and DEP, the Governor’s Office, and a multitude of other interest groups as we advanced this important policy initiative.  NJAPA coordinated our efforts with the NJ Concrete & Aggregate Association and thank them for their advocacy as well.

The legislation will allow RAP to be used for quarry reclamation in stone quarries, will establish a regulatory framework for quarry reclamation in sand quarries, and will allow RAP materials to be used for a host of other beneficial uses including farm roads, pothole repair, and parking lots.

Please contact the NJAPA office should you have any questions or wish to discuss this issue in more detail.