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COASTAL GENERAL PERMIT 10 – Construction of a bulkhead and placement of associated fill on a man-made lagoon

The Coastal General Permit 10 authorizes construction of a bulkhead on a lot located on a substantially developed man-made lagoon, provided:

  • The waterway meets the definition at N.J.A.C. 7:7-1.3 for a man-made lagoon;
  • The bulkhead is located at or above the spring high water line, or is infill between two legally existing bulkheads no more than 75 feet apart, in which case the bulkhead can be in line with the two adjacent bulkheads;
  • Wetlands may not be disturbed during construction and the bulkhead must located inshore of any wetlands;
  • The bulkhead must either tie into adjacent bulkheads or have at least a 10 foot return on each end;
  • Clean fill from an upland source is used for backfill; and
  • Public access is provided in accordance with N.J.A.C 7:7E-3.50 and 8.11.

You can read the full details in the rule at N.J.A.C.7:7-7.10.

If your project does not meet the requirements or limitations of Coastal General Permit 10, it may qualify for a permit-by-rule, other general permit, or a Waterfront Development Individual Permit.  Please review those tabs under Coastal Permitting for additional information.

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