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13:1B-15.128 et seq.
New Jersey Register of Historic Places
New Jersey Register of Historic Places is established in the Division of Parks,
Forestry and Recreation of the Department of Environmental Protection to consist
of a permanent record of areas, sites, structures and objects within the State
determined to have significant historical, archeological, architectural or
L.1970, c. 268, s. 1, eff. Nov. 4, 1970.
of sites, structures, etc.; notice to owner
Commissioner of Environmental Protection, with the advice and recommendations
of the Historic Sites Council, shall establish criteria for receiving and
processing nominations and approval of areas, sites, structures and objects,
both publicly and privately owned, for inclusion in the Register of Historic
Places, together with appropriate documentation thereof to be included and
maintained in the register and for the public identification of such historic
places by appropriate plaques or documentation. The owners of all areas, sites,
structures or objects approved for inclusion in the register shall be provided
with appropriate written notification thereof by the department.
L.1970, c. 268, s. 2, eff. Nov. 4, 1970.
No State funds shall be expended
for, or in aid of, acquisition, preservation, restoration or maintenance as
a historic place or site of any area, site, structure or object unless and
until the same shall be approved for inclusion in the Register of Historic
Places, but this section shall not apply to presently owned or maintained
State Historic Sites.
L.1970, c. 268, s. 3, eff. Nov. 4, 1970.
Encroachment upon or damage to historic place; authorization; public hearing
The State, a county, municipality
or an agency or instrumentality of any thereof shall not undertake any project
which will encroach upon, damage or destroy any area, site, structure or object
included in the Register of Historic Places without application to, and the
prior written authorization or consent of, the Commissioner of Environmental
Protection. The commissioner shall solicit the advice and recommendations
of the Historic Sites Council in connection with any such application and
may direct the conduct of a public hearing or hearings thereon prior to granting
or denying authorization or consent. The failure of the commissioner to authorize,
consent or deny any such application within 120 days of application therefor
shall constitute his consent thereto.
L.1970, c. 268, s. 4, eff. Nov. 4, 1970.
of certain Civil War monuments.
1. a. The Commissioner of Environmental
Protection, in consultation with the Historic Sites Council, shall use volunteer
services of appropriate historical organizations and the resources of the
department to conduct, and update on a periodic basis, a survey of Civil War
monuments located within this State. Civil War monuments which, based on the
results of the survey, are determined to have significant historical value
shall be included in the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.
1. b. In addition to the protections provided by section 4 of P.L.1970, c.268
(C.13:1B-15.131), the State, a county or municipality, or an instrumentality
thereof, shall not approve any application or permit for any activity which
will encroach upon, damage or destroy any Civil War monument listed in the
New Jersey Register of Historic Places without first applying for the authorization
of the commissioner in the manner provided in that section.
1. c.As used in this section, "Civil War monument" means any area,
site, structure or object, publicly or privately owned, relating to the American
There is appropriated to the Department
of Environmental Protection for the purpose of establishing and maintaining
the New Jersey Register of Historic Places such sums as shall be included
in any annual or supplemental appropriation act.
L.1970, c. 268, s. 5, eff. Nov. 4, 1970.
13:1B-15.108 et seq.
Historic sites council; members; terms; compensation; vacancies; removal
Within the Division of Parks,
Forestry and Recreation of the Department of Conservation and Economic Development
there shall be an Historic Sites Council consisting of 11 members. Each member
of the council shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent
of the Senate, from among citizens of New Jersey or persons otherwise associated
with the State who are known for their competence and experience in connection
with historic sites preservation and related areas, to serve for a term of
4 years from the date of his appointment, except that of those first appointed,
one shall be appointed for a term of 1 year, 2 for 2 years, 4 for 3 years,
and 4 for 4 years. Members of the council shall serve without compensation
but may be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of
their duties. The members of the council shall elect annually a chairman and
vice-chairman from their number. The council shall organize and adopt procedures
for the conduct of its business. The director or an employee of the division
designated by him shall serve as secretary of the council. The chairman of
the council shall be its presiding officer. Any vacancies in the membership
of said council occurring other than by expiration of term shall be filled
by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, for the unexpired
term only. Any member of the council may be removed from office by the Governor,
for cause, upon notice and opportunity to be heard.
L.1967, c. 124, s. 1, eff. June 21, 1967.
Use of division employees
Insofar as possible, the council
shall make use of the employees of the division in carrying out the provisions
of this act.
L.1967, c. 124, s. 2, eff. June 21, 1967.
and duties of council
Historic Sites Council shall consult with and advise the commissioner and
the director with respect to the work of the division.
The council, in addition to other powers and duties vested in it, shall recommend
programs and policies for:
a. The acquisition, development, use, improvement and extension of historic
sites, including archeological sites.
b. The development of a broad historic sites preservation program on a State-wide
and local basis.
c. The identification, authentication, protection, preservation, conservation,
restoration, and management of all historic sites within the State.
L.1967, c. 124, s. 3, eff. June 21, 1967.