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Notice of Rule Proposal
Coastal Zone Management Rules

Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing amendments to the Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7. The Department is proposing to amend the boundaries reflected on coastal wetland maps applicable to Lower Alloways Creek Township, Salem County. This rulemaking reflects the Department’s determination of current conditions in coastal wetlands reflected on Coastal Wetlands Maps 224-1758, 231-1752, and 231-1758 in response to a petition for rulemaking filed by PSE&G Power, LLC (see 54 N.J.R. 101(c)). The proposed amendments will amend the coastal wetlands boundaries on the petitioner’s property and the adjacent property owned by the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ (“USACOE”), which the petitioner is acquiring.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated March 21, 2022. A copy of the proposal is available from the DEP at:; official repository libraries; and LexisNexis free public access to the New Jersey Register,

The Department will be holding a public hearing on Monday, April 11, 2022, at 10:00 A.M.  The hearing will be conducted virtually through the Department’s video conferencing software, Microsoft Teams. The hearing will remain open until all testimony has been heard and will be recorded.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
+1 856-338-7074
Phone Conference ID: 817 253 428# 

If you are interested in providing oral testimony at the virtual public hearing, please email the Department at no later than 5:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 6, 2022, with your contact information (name, organization, telephone number, and email address). Please note that the Department will take oral testimony at the hearing by alphabetical order of the testifying person’s last name.

Written comments will be accepted through May 20, 2022. The Department encourages electronic submittal of comments at Alternatively, comments may be submitted in hard copy to:

Gary J. Brower, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 02-22-02
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L; PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

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