Section: Temporary regulations
4. Prior to the adoption of rules and regulations pursuant to section 1 of this act and notwithstanding the provisions of the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.) to the contrary, the Commissioner of Environmental Protection may, immediately upon filing the proper notice with the Office of Administrative Law, adopt such temporary regulations as the commissioner determines is necessary to provide for classification under the North American Industry Classification System of business entities, employers, industrial establishments, industrial facilities, or private firms regulated under P.L.1991, c.235 (C.13:1D-35 et seq.), P.L.1983, c.330 (C.13:1K-6 et seq.), P.L.1984, c.210 (C.13:1K-15 et seq.), P.L.1993, c.381 (C.58:28-1 et seq.), P.L.1983, c.315 (C.34:5A-1 et seq.), or P.L.1986, c.142 (C.52:27D-222 et seq.) and classified under the Standard Industrial Classification System. The temporary regulations shall not exclude any business entity, employer, industrial establishment, industrial facility, or private firm that was regulated prior to the effective date of this act, or include any business entity, employer, industrial establishment, industrial facility, or private firm that was not already regulated prior to the effective date of this act. The temporary regulations shall be in effect for a period not to exceed 270 days after the date of the filing, except that in no case shall the temporary regulations be in effect one year after the effective date of P.L.2003, c.157 (C.13:1D-138 et al.). The temporary regulations may thereafter be amended, adopted or readopted by the commissioner as the commissioner determines is necessary in accordance with the requirements of the "Administrative Procedure Act".
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