Under normal circumstances, the Pinelands Commission expects that a public agency's development plans will conform to all of the land use [N.J.A.C. 7:50, Subchapter 5] and development standards [N.J.A.C. 7:50, Subchapter 6] of the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan [CMP]. However, there may be instances where a public agency believes that a specific development plan can not conform to all of the CMP's requirements.
Although the Pinelands Commission expects these types of situations to be very rare, the CMP [N.J.A.C. 7:50 - 4.52 (c)] does allow the Commission to enter into an intergovernmental agreement that authorizes a public agency to undertake development activities that are not fully consistent with Pinelands land use and development standards.
The Pinelands Commission recognizes its obligation to exercise this discretionary authority very carefully and, under no circumstance can consider such an agreement unless the relief sought from CMP standards is offset by other measures that will provide at least an equivalent level of protection of the Pinelands.
In order to properly discharge its responsibilities, the Commission's Executive Director works with a committee of Commission members [the Policy and Implementation Committee] to evaluate requests for intergovernmental agreements and, if warranted, prepare a formal agreement for the full Commission's consideration.
This process consists of 12 steps, as outlined in the document below, and may take 12 months or longer to complete:
New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
New Jersey Council On Affordable Housing
New Jersey Department of Corrections
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Camden County MUA, New Jersey Department of Human Services
NJDEP - Water Quality Management Planning Regulations
NJDEP - Coastal Area Facility Review Act
NJDEP - Cedar Projects
NJDEP, Fish, Game and Wildlife
NJDEP - Forest Management Plans
NJDEP - Freshwater Wetlands
NJDEP - GIS
NJDEP - Hazardous Waste
NJDEP - Pesticide Control
NJDEP - Sludge Management
NJDEP - Southern Ocean Landfill
NJDEP - Southern Pine Beetle
NJDEP - Stream Encroachment
NJDEP and Pinelands Development Credit Bank
NJDEP, New Jersey Conservation Foundation, and Woodland Twp.
NJDEP and Pinelands Development Credit Bank - Cedar Projects
New Jersey Department of Transportation
New Jersey Highway Authority
New Jersey Network
New Jersey State Planning Commission
New Jersey Transit Rail
New Jersey Turnpike Authority
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
State Agriculture Development Committee
South Jersey Transportation Authority
Great Egg Harbor Watershed
Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research
NJ Conservation Foundation, NJDEP, Woodland Township
US Army Corps of Engineers
US Department of Interior, National Park Service
Warren Grove Weapons Range Cooperative Agreement