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GENERAL PERMIT 6 – Construction of a Bulkhead and Placement of Associated Fill on a Man-Made Lagoon

General Permit 6 authorizes construction of a bulkhead and placement of associated fill on a man-made lagoon, provided:

  • The site is located on a substantially developed man-made lagoon as defined at N.J.A.C. 7:7-1.5;
  • The bulkhead is located at or above the spring high water line unless it is between two existing legally constructed bulkheads not more than 75’ apart, in which case the connecting bulkhead shall not extend waterward of a straight line connecting the ends of the existing bulkheads;
  • Wetlands are not disturbed during construction and the bulkhead is located inshore of any wetlands;
  • The bulkhead either ties into adjacent bulkheads or has at least a 10’ return on each end;
  • The backfill consists of clean fill from an upland source or the dredged material removed as part of the bulkhead installation, provided such dredged material meets the criteria for structural or non-structural fill material and is managed in accordance with Appendix G of N.J.A.C. 7:7-1.1 et seq.; and
  • Public access is provided in accordance with the 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.

Full details are provided at N.J.A.C.7:7-6.6.

If your project does not meet the requirements of the General Permit 6, 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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