COASTAL GENERAL PERMIT 13 – Construction of support facilities at legally existing and operating marinas
The Coastal General Permit 13 authorizes construction of support facilities at legally existing and operating marinas including marinas operated by public agencies, commissions and authorities. Particulars for this general permit include the following:
- Residential development is not authorized by this general permit.
- The following 7 types of development are included under this general permit provided the marina complies with N.J.A.C. 7:7E-7.3(d), the development is consistent with the adopted Water Quality Management Plan, and trash receptacles and fish cleaning areas are provided.
- Boat rack systems/ marina support buildings including but not limited to, showrooms, maintenance/repair, marine supplies, bait/tackle, boat sales, dock masters office buildings, sheds, are one story; set back 100 feet from the mean high water line; set back a minimum of 50 feet from the inland limit of any wetlands; located in an existing cleared and maintained area of the site; restrooms are provided. In addition pumpout stations are provided for marinas with 25 or more slips.
- Restroom facilities are constructed such that discharge is to a treatment plant or to a septic system with adequate capacity for the new facilities; hot and cold water are available; the building is setback 100 feet from the mean high water line unless the Department determines there is no alternative; and the building is setback 50 feet from wetlands.
- Pumpout facilities are constructed so they discharge to a treatment plant or an adequately sized septic system or discharge to a holding tank emptied by a licensed septage hauler.
- New fences, water lines and new sewer lines must have no prudent or feasible alternative alignment that has less impact to Special Areas defined at N.J.A.C. 7:7E-3 and will not result in permanent or long term loss of Special Areas. Sewer lines must receive a Treatment Works Approval, not result in adverse secondary impacts, and connect to an existing sewer line on site or immediately adjacent to the site.
- Gasoline pumps and associated pipes and tanks on the upland portion of the marina must have cut off valves and all other required approvals.
- Boat handling facilities include, but are not limited to, winches, gantries, railways, platforms and lifts, hoists, cranes, fork lifts and ramps. These must be located landward of the mean high water line and cannot be located in a wetland.
- A single marina support building, 120 square feet or less, located in the above the mean high water line but not in wetlands.
- The developments must meet the requirements of N.J.A.C. 7:7E-3.25 Flood hazard areas and 3.26 Riparian zones.
- Public access is required 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.7:7-7.13.
If your project does not meet the requirements or limitations of Coastal General Permit 13, it may qualify for a permit-by-rule, other general permit, or a CAFRA Individual Permit. Please review those tabs under Coastal Permitting for additional information.