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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Office Policy, Planning and Science
Coastal Management Office

Notice of Rule Proposal
Coastal Permit Program rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7
Coastal Zone Management rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7E

Public Notice
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing to amend the Coastal Permit Program rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7 and Coastal Zone Management rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7E to update the goals of New Jersey’s Coastal Management Program and amend the rules pertaining to prime fishing areas, bay islands, wetlands, Hackensack Meadowlands District, impervious cover, scenic resources and design and traffic. A statement of the substance of the proposal follows:

This proposal includes the updating of the goals of the New Jersey Coastal Management Program. The proposed amendments to the Prime fishing area rule incorporate new digital mapping of prime fishing areas and set forth standards for development within these areas. Amendments to the bay island rule would add the Shawcrest/Hildreth Island in Cape May County to the list of bay islands exempted from the rule. Amendments proposed to the Wetlands and Hackensack Meadowlands District rules specify the standards used to review proposed coastal activities and development within wetlands and clarify the application of the Coastal Zone Management rules in the review of coastal activities or developments in the Hackensack Meadowlands District. The proposal includes the addition of electrical substations to the list of activities that are exempt from the impervious and vegetative cover requirements of the Coastal Zone Management rules. The amendments proposed to the Scenic resources and design and Traffic rules are intended to facilitate the preservation of historic structures in danger of demolition, such as those of the “Doo Wop” era by relaxing the parking requirements in limited circumstances.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated March 5, 2007. A copy of the proposal(PDF) is available from the Department’s web site.

A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 11:00 am
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Public Hearing Room
401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625

Written comments may be submitted by May 4, 2007 to:

NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Oneida Cuevas, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 05-07-01/477
Office of Legal Affairs
PO Box 402
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

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