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GENERAL PERMIT 32 – Application of Pesticide within Coastal Wetlands to Control Invasive Plant Species

The General Permit 32 authorizes the application of pesticide within an area of coastal wetlands greater than 0.25 acres in size to control invasive plant species, provided the activities:

  • Do not adversely affect the habitat of any threatened or endangered wildlife or plant species habitat;
  • Do not require the application of any pesticide on areas containing significant stands of high vigor Saltmarsh cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora), Wildrice (Zizania aquatic), Cattail (Typha sp.), and Common threesquare (Scirpus americanus) as shown generally on wetlands maps; and
  • When conducted within waters of the State or waters of the United States, are conducted pursuant to an aquatic use permit issued by the Department’s Pesticide Control Program.

Full details are provided at N.J.A.C.7:7-6.32

If your project does not meet the requirements of the General Permit 32, 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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