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GENERAL PERMIT 1 - Amusement Pier Expansion

General Permit 1 authorizes the expansion of an existing, functional amusement pier as defined at N.J.A.C. 7:7-1.5, provided:

  • The amusement pier was existing and functional as of July 19, 1993;
  • The expansion does not exceed by more than 25% the footprint of the pier as it existed on July 19, 1993;
  • The expansion is located more than 150’ landward of the mean high water line;
  • The expansion does not adversely affect or eliminate existing direct public access unless replacement access points are provided immediately adjacent to the expanded amusement pier;
  • Public viewing and seating is provided at the terminal end of the expansion;
  • The expansion does not result in excavation or grading of a dune;
  • The pier will continue to be used only for amusements;
  • The pier is consistent with the adopted Water Quality Management Plan; and
  • Public access is provided in accordance with the lands and waters subject to Public trust rights rule, N.J.A.C. 7:7-9.48, and the Public access rule, N.J.A.C. 7:7-16.9.

Please be advised:

  • The expansion may consist of either structures or beach grading which does not result in change in existing beach elevations of more than 1’.

Full details are provided at N.J.A.C.7:7-6.1.

If your project does not meet the requirements of the General Permit 1, it may qualify for another General Permit, Permit-by-rule, or an Individual Permit.  Additional information on these permit types can be found on the Coastal Permitting page.

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