NOTICE: On April 16, 2013, the Department adopted emergency amendments, repeals and new rules to the Coastal Permit Program rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7, and Coastal Zone Management rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7E. and also filed a concurrent proposal to make these changes permanent. Please see the "Emergency Adoption of New Coastal Permit Program Rules" announcement on the News and Notices webpage for more information. Please be advised that until this website is updated with these changes, there may be differences between the coastal information on this website and the emergency adoption. Wherever there is a conflict between the two, the information as provided in the emergency adoption shall take precedence.
The following document is referenced in the rule proposal and is being made available here: "Guidance for Appropriate Shoreline Protection and/or Storm Damage Reduction Measures for a Site”
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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For information on the Waiver Rule, please see their website.