40:37C-2. Legislative findings and declaration
The Legislature hereby finds and declares that there is an urgent need to protect and enhance the quality of the natural environment; that to reduce, abate and prevent environmental pollution, quality standards have been and will be established necessitating the employment of devices, equipment and facilities for the collection, reduction, treatment and disposal of gaseous, liquid and solid wastes or other contaminants deriving from the operation of public utility, industrial, manufacturing, warehousing, commercial, office and research facilities ,and residential units; that the prompt construction of pollution control facilities, including resource recovery facilities, is in the public interest; that it is desirable to provide additional and alternative methods of financing the costs of the acquisition and installation of the devices, equipment and facilities required to comply with the quality standards which will accelerate the abatement process; and that the alternative method of financing provided in this act is in the public interest and serves a public purpose in encouraging the protection of the health, welfare and safety of the citizens of this State.
L.1973, c. 376, s. 2, eff. Jan. 9, 1974. Amended by L.1983, c. 298, s. 3, eff. Aug. 8, 1983.
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