NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL
LAND USE MANAGEMENT
DIVISION OF LAND USE REGULATION
Notice of Rule Proposal
Coastal Permit Program rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7
Coastal Zone Management rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7E
The emergency adoption and concurrent proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated May 6, 2013. A copy of the emergency adoption and concurrent proposal is available at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/proposals/20130416a.pdf; official repository libraries; LexisNexis Customer Service at (800)223-1944 or www.lexisnexis.com/bookstore. Be advised that there may be a fee for obtaining a copy of the proposal from some sources.
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection has adopted on an emergency basis (effective April 16, 2013) and is concurrently proposing amendments, repeals and new rules in the Coastal Permit Program rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7, and Coastal Zone Management rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7E, which are necessary in view of the significant adverse social, economic and environmental impacts associated with Superstorm Sandy which hit New Jersey’s coastline on Monday October 29, 2012, and in support of the rebuilding and economic recovery of New Jersey’s coastal areas in an expeditious and resilient manner. A statement of the substance of the concurrent proposal follows: These amendments, repeals, and new rules are intended to facilitate the expeditious rebuilding of more resilient coastal communities and coastal-related industries, and help facilitate the recovery of the coastal ecosystem. The amendments, repeals, and new rules fall into five broad categories: (1) facilitation of the expeditious rebuilding of residential and commercial developments; (2) facilitation of renovation or reconstruction of existing marinas and construction of new marinas; (3) restoration of New Jersey’s shellfish aquaculture industry; (4) maintenance of engineered beaches and dunes and establishment of living shorelines; and (5) facilitation of removal of sand and other materials, as well as the availability of dredged material disposal/placement areas.
A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 5:30 P.M.
City of Long Branch Municipal Building
344 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Long Branch, NJ 07740
Written comments may be submitted electronically by June 5, 2013 at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments; or in hard copy to:
Gary J. Brower, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No.04-13-04
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L; PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402
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