27:7-84. Rules, regulations
a. To carry into effect the provisions of this act and to fully qualify the Department of Transportation for federal aid reimbursement under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisitions Policies Act of 1970, as amended, including the Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987, Pub.L. 100-17 (23 U.S.C. s.101 et al.), and any successor or supplementary federal law, the commissioner is authorized to make such rules and regulations as he may determine to be necessary to assure (1) that the payments and assistance authorized by this act shall be fair and reasonable and as uniform as practicable; (2) a displaced person who makes proper application for a payment authorized for such person by this act shall be paid promptly after a move or in hardship cases, be paid in advance; and (3) that any person aggrieved by a determination as to eligibility for a payment authorized by this act, or the amount of the payment, may have his application reviewed by the commissioner or his designated appointee.
b. The commissioner may make such other rules and regulations consistent with the provisions of this act as he deems necessary or appropriate to carry out this act.
c. The commissioner, to achieve a uniform administration of related federal and State laws, may adopt all or any part of applicable federal law, rules and regulations.
d. Insofar as is consistent with other provisions of this act, the commissioner shall adopt the same standards, rules and regulations with regard to relocation assistance and relocation payments for all transportation projects whether or not such transportation projects are subject to standards, rules and regulations of relocation assistance and relocation payments required by the Federal Highway Administration or the United States Department of Transportation as a condition of receiving federal aid funds.
L. 1972, c. 47, s. 13; amended 1989,c.50,s.11.
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