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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NATURAL AND HISTORIC RESOURCES
DIVISION OF PARKS AND FORESTRY

Notice of Rule Proposal
Game Code N.J.A.C. 7:25-5

PUBLIC NOTICE
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing new rules, repeals, and amendments in the Forestry Chapter of the New Jersey Administrative Code at N.J.A.C. 7:3 which governs the Department’s forestry programs.  A statement of the substance of the proposal follows:

The Department proposes to add new Forest Stewardship Program rules, N.J.A.C. 7:3-5, and new rules governing the Forest Stewardship Advisory Committee, N.J.A.C. 7:3-6; amend the rules governing the List of Approved Foresters, N.J.A.C. 7:3-3; and repeal the rules governing Certified Tree Experts, N.J.A.C. 7:3-4.  The Department also proposes to modify the Chapter’s General Provisions at N.J.A.C. 7:3-1 by amending the list of defined terms; revising the rules related to construction of the chapter and to severability; and adding a new section that provides information on how to submit documents and other communications to the New Jersey Forest Service.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated April 17, 2017.  A copy of the proposal is available from the Department’s website at: http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/proposals/20170417a.pdf.

A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 6:00 P.M.
Rutgers EcoComplex
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd.
Bordentown, NJ

Written comments may be submitted electronically by June 16, 2017, at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments; or
In hard copy to:

Alice A. Previte, Esq.
Attention: DEP Docket Number 05-17-03
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L; P.O. Box 402
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

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