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Sample Affidavits, Deeds & Public Notices

The Pinelands Commission offers many checklists and tools to help applicants move through the application process. The Commission also has developed sample language to satisfy various sworn statement, deed restriction and deed notice, and public notice requirements. Not every application will require use of all of the guidelines and tools that follow. If you are unsure whether you must submit a document to the Commission as part of your application, please contact the Environmental Specialist reviewing your application for guidance at (609) 894-7300.

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Applications

 

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Application for a Letter of Interpretation for Pinelands Development Credits

Use this application form when you are applying to determine how many Pinelands Development Credits are allocated to your property.

2013

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Application for Development in the Pinelands Area

Use this application form when you are applying for development (including a subdivision with no proposed site improvements) in the Pinelands Area.

2014

.pdf

Application for Organized Off-Road Vehicle Event in the Pinelands Area

Use this application form when you are applying for an organized off-road vehicle event (for example, an enduro or Jeep Jamboree) in the Pinelands Area.

2014

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Procedural Guidance

 

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Application Exemptions

Use this document as guidance to determine whether your proposed development requires an application to the Pinelands Commission.

2014

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Local Agency Approval Checklist

This optional checklist is designed to help applicants submit a complete local agency approval package to the Pinelands Commission. Please note that the Commission cannot review your approval until all required items are received.

2014

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Public Development and Waiver Submission Deadlines

This document lists the various deadlines for public development and waiver applications in order to be heard at a Commission meeting on a given date.

2014

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Cultural Resources


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Guidelines for Cultural Resource Surveys

This document is intended to provide thorough guidance to the cultural resource professional in preparing a report on a cultural resource survey in accordance with the Pinelands Commission’s standards.

2014

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List of Prospective Cultural Resource Consultants

This list is in no particular order and is not intended to indicate the Pinelands Commission’s recommendation or endorsement of any listed entity.

2009

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Pinelands Cultural Resource Management Plan for Historic Period Sites

This document explains Pinelands and Local Designation, the process by which cultural resource surveys are undertaken, and the recommended treatment procedures for various types of sites.

1991

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Forestry


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Recommended Forestry Management Practices Report

This document was prepared by the Forestry Advisory Committee in developing the 2009 amendments to the CMP’s forestry standards. It reviews the broad goals for forestry activity in the Pinelands, ways to make forest management planning better, and describes generally recommended silvicultural practices for the Pinelands.

2006

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Septic Systems

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Alternate Design Septic System Vendor List

This guidance document provides the technology description and contact information for each of the alternate design septic systems currently authorized for use on residential lots under 3.2 acres in the Pinelands.

2014

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Checklist for Completion of Alternate Design Septic System Post-Installation Requirements

This checklist can be used to ensure that you submit all items to the Pinelands Commission as required in order to receive a health department Certificate of Compliance for an alternate design septic system.

2014

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Form for Alternate Design Septic System Post-Installation Cost Information

This optional form is designed to help applicants organize their post-installation alternate design septic system documents for submission to the Pinelands Commission.   

2014

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Form for Alternate Design Septic System Post-Installation Manufacturer’s Certification

This optional form is designed to help applicants organize their post-installation alternate design septic system documents for submission to the Pinelands Commission.

2014

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Form for Alternate Design Septic System Post-Installation Engineer’s Certification

This optional form is designed to help applicants organize their post-installation alternate design septic system documents for submission to the Pinelands Commission.

2014

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Septic Dilution Model

This tool is designed to help applicants and consultants determine whether proposed development will meet the Pinelands Commission’s septic system standard of 2 ppm nitrate-nitrogen in the groundwater exiting the parcel or entering a surface water body.

Sept 2014

Windows- based program (zip file)



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Stormwater Management


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Pinelands Stormwater BMPs: Permeability Test Criteria

This document provides illustrated guidance for soil permeability testing and depth requirements.

Undated

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Pinelands Stormwater BMPs: Soil Profile Cross-Section Design, AutoCAD Template

Consultants may use and complete this template as part of a stormwater management plan submission. This document is an AutoCAD file.

Undated

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Pinelands Stormwater BMPs: Soil Profile Cross-Section Design, Completed Example

Consultants may use this example of a completed NJ Pinelands Stormwater BMP Soil Profile Cross-Section to guide them in completing the submission for their subject site.

2012

.pdf

Pinelands Stormwater BMPs: Soil Profile Cross-Section Design, PDF Template

Consultants may use and complete this template as part of a stormwater management plan submission. This document is a PDF file.

Undated

.pdf

Pinelands Stormwater BMPs: Test Pit Depth Requirements

This document provides illustrated guidance for test pit excavation depth and soil log submissions.

Undated

.pdf

Pinelands Stormwater Management Plan Checklist and Reference Guide

This comprehensive checklist and guidance document is designed to assist consultants in preparing a complete stormwater management plan that addresses each of the necessary standards using appropriate methods.

Updated version coming soon!

2014

.pdf



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Threatened & Endangered Species

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Guidelines for Threatened and Endangered Species Surveys

This guidance document provides consultants with an overview of the methodology typically followed to demonstrate whether local populations of threatened and endangered plants and/or habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife will be impacted as a result of the proposed development.

2006

.pdf



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Wetlands


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Buffer Delineation Model for the New Jersey Pinelands Wetlands

This document contains a series of site-, region-, use-, and wetland-specific calculations that may be used to determine whether a reduction of the wetland buffer would result in a significant adverse impact to the subject wetland.

1985

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Pinelands Commission Manual for Identifying and Delineating Pinelands Area Wetlands (A Pinelands Supplement to the Federal Manual)

This document provides criteria, field indicators, and methodology to be used in delineating Pinelands Area wetlands.

1991

.pdf

Freshwater Wetland General Permit and Stream Encroachment Permit Application Forms and  Checklists

The Pinelands Commission reviews applications for Freshwater Wetland General Permits on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for sites in the Pinelands Area. Download the necessary forms from NJDEP Division of Land Use Regulation’s website at www.nj.gov/dep/landuse/forms.html, but be sure to submit all items to the Pinelands Commission.

 



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Sample Affidavits, Deeds & Public Notices


SAMPLE AFFIDAVITS

 

 

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Affidavit for Cultural Housing Eligibility

 

Use this sample affidavit when you are required to demonstrate your eligibility under the cultural housing provision.

2014

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Affidavit for Dwelling Unit Accessory to Farm Operation in Agricultural Production Areas

 

Use this sample affidavit when you are required to demonstrate your eligibility to locate a single family dwelling on a lot of at least 10 acres accessory to an active agricultural operation in a Pinelands Agricultural Production Area.

2014

.pdf

Affidavit for Grandfather Provision Eligibility

 

Use this sample affidavit when you are required to demonstrate your eligibility under the substandard lot (“grandfather”) provision.

2014

.pdf

Affidavit for Waiver Common Ownership

 

Use this sample affidavit when you are applying for a Waiver of Strict Compliance.

2014

.pdf

SAMPLE DEED LANGUAGE

 

 

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Deed Language for Agricultural Subdivisions

 

Use this sample deed language when you are applying for a subdivision to create at least one vacant lot that is actively being farmed and that is not currently proposed for development.

2014

.pdf

Deed Language for Alternate Design Septic Systems

 

Use this sample deed language when your alternate design septic system has been installed. Evidence that this deed language has been filed with the county clerk’s office is required prior to issuance of a Certificate of Compliance and Certificate of Occupancy.

2014

.pdf

Deed Language for Clustering

 

Use this sample deed language when completing an application for residential development under the clustering provision.

 

We thank you for your patience as we develop this sample deed language. Please contact the Pinelands Commission at (609)894-7300 for guidance in the interim.

 

 

Deed Language for Density Transfer

 

Use this sample deed language when completing an application for residential development under the density transfer provision.

 

Updated version coming soon!

2014

.pdf

Deed Language for Septic Dilution

 

Use this sample deed language when completing an application for development that requires deed restriction of adjacent lands to meet septic dilution standards.

2014

.pdf

Deed Language for Threatened and Endangered Species

 

Use this sample deed language when completing an application for development that requires deed restriction of a portion of the parcel for the protection of threatened and endangered species.

 

Updated version coming soon!

2014

.pdf

SAMPLE PUBLIC NOTICE LANGUAGE

 

If you are completing an application that requires public notice and does not concern a specific parcel (example: application only concerns a right-of-way or easement), please consult the instructions on the first page of the sample notice.

 

The official newspapers of the Pinelands Commission are the Asbury Park Press, Press of Atlantic City, Burlington County Times and Courier Post.

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Joint Pinelands Commission/NJDEP Wetlands Letter of Interpretation Public Notice

 

Use this sample notice language when you are completing an application with both the New Jersey Pinelands Commission and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for a wetlands Letter of Interpretation (LOI). Under this option, the application requires a fee of $600 and the LOI is valid with both agencies for 5 years.

2014

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Official Newspapers of Pinelands Area Municipalities

 

Use this document if required to publish public notice in an official newspaper of a municipality. The Commission does its best to maintain a current, accurate list of municipalities’ official newspapers, but we suggest that you confirm with the municipality prior to publishing notice.

2014

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Pinelands Commission Letter of Interpretation Public Notice

 

Use this sample notice language when you are completing an application with the Pinelands Commission only for a Letter of Interpretation for a determination other than wetlands boundary, wetlands presence/absence, or Pinelands Development Credits. Under this option, the application requires a fee of $200 and is valid with the Pinelands Commission for 5 years.

2014

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Pinelands Commission Wetlands Boundary Letter of Interpretation Public Notice

 

Use this sample notice language when you are completing an application with the Pinelands Commission only for a Letter of Interpretation to determine the wetlands boundary. Under this option, the application requires a fee of $200 and is valid for 5 years.

2014

.pdf

Pinelands Commission Wetlands Presence/Absence Letter of Interpretation Public Notice

 

Use this sample notice language when you are completing an application with the Pinelands Commission only for a Letter of Interpretation to determine the presence or absence of wetlands. Under this option, the application requires a fee of $200 and is valid for 5 years.

2014

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Combined Public Development Application & Compelling Public Need Waiver of Strict Compliance Public Notice

 

Only use this sample notice language if you are a public agency completing an application for major development with the Pinelands Commission that ALSO requires a Waiver of Strict Compliance based upon compelling public need.

2014

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Public Development Application Public Notice

 

Use this sample notice language if you are a public agency completing an application for major development with the Pinelands Commission.

2014

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Waiver of Strict Compliance Application Public Notice

 

Use this sample notice language if you are completing an application for a Waiver of Strict Compliance.

2014

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