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Notice of Rule Proposal
Coastal Permit Program Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7-2.2

The Department is proposing to amend the boundaries reflected on coastal wetland maps applicable to the Holgate section of Long Beach Township, Ocean County. Please see the Public Notice and the Division's Coastal Wetland Map Promulgation webpage for more information, including copies of the proposed wetland changes.

NOTICE: Spring Rains/Snow Melt

Each spring snow melts, rains fall and natural environmental conditions limit the amount of water absorbed by plants and soil. During these weeks there is an increased risk that this unabsorbed water entering streams and rivers may result in flooding. Stream blockages due to natural and artificial debris can exacerbate these conditions. Should a municipality, business or citizen consider stream cleaning to remove these blockages, they should be aware that these activities may require approvals from this Division, although generally the hand removal (without motorized equipment) and de-snagging of tree limbs and other debris (that are obstructing flow) may be conducted with neither a Flood Hazard Area Permit nor a Freshwater Wetland Permit. For more information on whether a permit is required for the proposed stream cleaning activities, please go to our Stream Cleaning Webpage, or click here for a "Guidelines for Stream Cleaning" document.  If your proposed project is within the Passaic River Basin, click here for information specific to the Passaic River Basin.

About the Division: Managing New Jersey’s land is a critical function of the Department of Environmental Protection’s overall environmental protection strategy. In recognition of the intimate tie between land use and the health and quality of our streams, estuaries, coastal waters, wetlands, wildlife habitat and our drinking water, the New Jersey legislature has charged the Department with regulating land use activities.

The Department’s Division of Land Use Regulation fulfills this obligation by regulating land use activities through a permit process in accordance with the rules promulgated in support of the following statutes: Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act (N.J.S.A. 13:9B et seq.), Flood Hazard Area Control Act (N.J.S.A. 58:16A), Wetlands Act of 1970 (N.J.S.A. 13:9A-1 et. seq.), Coastal Area Facility Review Act (N.J.S.A. 13:19-1 et seq.), Waterfront Development Law (N.J.S.A. 12:5-3), Tidelands Act (N.J.S.A. 12:3), NJ Water Pollution Control Act (N.J.S.A. 58:10A et seq.), and the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act (P.L. 2004, c.120).

If you have questions regarding the Division or its mission, please visit our various webpages or use our contact page to get in touch with us directly.

Division of Land Use Regulation Emergencies Web Page

Notice: Amendments to Application Fees have been adopted February 2nd, 2015. Please see the Rule Adoption for more information. The new fee schedule and LURP form are available on this website in the Forms and Checklist section.


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