TRENTON – The head of the Department of Environmental Protection told the Senate Budget Committee this afternoon that recent lower-than-expected revenue projections have not translated yet into budget-cutting.
DEP Commissioner Bob Martin, responding to a question from Chair Sen. Paul Sarlo, (D-36), Wood-Ridge, said there has been no indication from the Office of Management and Budget that DEP’s fiscal year 2013 numbers will have to be reduced.
“We’re dealing with revenue projections that are not going to be where they were anticipated,’’ Sarlo said.
Martin said the department would prioritize things if it needed to.
DEP’s fiscal year 2013 proposed budget is $661 million, down from an adjusted fiscal year 2012 figure of $677 million.