COASTAL GENERAL PERMIT 22 – Avian nesting structures
The Coastal General Permit 22 authorizes construction of pile supported nesting structures. The particulars of this general permit include:
The construction (including access for machinery) must not alter or impair the natural contour or vegetation of the wetlands.
Any disturbance to wetlands is restored except for those permanently impacted by the pilings.
The construction of the nesting structure must not have an adverse impact on Special Areas defined at N.J.A.C. 7:7E-3.
You can read the full details in the rule at N.J.A.C.7:7-7.22.
If your project does not meet the requirements or limitations of Coastal General Permit 22, it may qualify for a permit-by-rule, other general permit, or a CAFRA or Waterfront Development Individual Permit. Please review those tabs under Coastal Permitting for additional information.