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Notice of Adoption
Coastal Zone Management rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7

On July 6, 2015, the Department adopted amendments, repeals, and new rules which consolidate the Coastal Permit Program Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7 and Coastal Zone Management Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7E into one chapter, the Coastal Zone Management (CZM) rules, codified at N.J.A.C. 7:7. The adoption was published in the July 6, 2015 New Jersey Register and so the amendments, repeals and new rules are now effective.  The adoption is available on the Department’s Rules and Regulations webpage.  The new application form and checklists are available on the Forms & Checklists webpage. These checklists should be utilized for all applications submitted to the Department on or after the July 6, 2015.

Please see the News and Notices section for more information.

Notice of Rule Proposal
Flood Hazard Area Control Act rules, N.J.A.C. 7:13

The Department is proposing comprehensive amendments to the Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules to reduce unnecessary regulatory burden, add appropriate flexibility, provide better consistency with Federal, local, and other State requirements, and address implementation issues identified since the chapter’s repeal and re-promulgation in November 2007.  Please see the public notice for more information.

About the Division: Managing New Jersey’s land is a critical function of the Department of Environmental Protection’s overall environmental protection strategy. In recognition of the intimate tie between land use and 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 with regulating land use activities.

The Department’s Division of Land Use Regulation fulfills this obligation by regulating land use activities through a permit process in accordance with the rules promulgated in support of the following statutes: Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act (N.J.S.A. 13:9B et seq.), Flood Hazard Area Control Act (N.J.S.A. 58:16A), Wetlands Act of 1970 (N.J.S.A. 13:9A-1 et. seq.), Coastal Area Facility Review Act (N.J.S.A. 13:19-1 et seq.), Waterfront Development Law (N.J.S.A. 12:5-3), Tidelands Act (N.J.S.A. 12:3), NJ Water Pollution Control Act (N.J.S.A. 58:10A et seq.), and the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act (P.L. 2004, c.120).

If you have questions regarding the Division or its mission, please visit our various webpages or use our contact page to get in touch with us directly.

Division of Land Use Regulation Emergencies Web Page

Notice: Amendments to Application Fees have been adopted February 2nd, 2015. Please see the Rule Adoption for more information. The new fee schedule and LURP form are available on this website in the Forms and Checklist section.


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