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NOTICE:  The Department is adopting new fees for all Land Use Regulation permits types under the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act Rules N.J.A.C.7:7A, Coastal Permit Program Rules N.J.A.C. 7:7 and Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules N.J.A.C. 7:13 on Monday February 2, 2015. These fees changes were proposed on 9/2/14 in the NJ Register and opened for public comment until 11/1/14. A public hearing was held 10/1/14 in the Public Hearing Room at the NJDEP main building. For a list of these new fees please refer to the Department’s Rules and Regulation webpage for Current Rule proposals. All new applications received or rejected applications resubmitted on or after Monday February 2, 2015 must have the new fee to be considered administratively complete. New fee schedule and LURP form will be available on Monday February 2, 2015.

About the Division: The management of New Jersey’s lands plays an important role in the DEP’s overall environmental protection strategy. What we do to our land is intimately tied to 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 of Environmental Protection with the responsibility to regulate activities proposed in the Highlands, the State’s coastal areas, wetlands, floodplains and other environmentally sensitive, "special areas". The Division of Land Use Regulation, through rules promulgated to support the statutes, regulates these areas for the benefit of the citizens of New Jersey. In order to balance environmental concerns with development needs, the Division has a process for issuing permits within these special areas for projects which meet the environmental criteria for approval.

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