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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: October 5, 2015

Department of Transportation proposing
repeal and new rules on Utility Accommodation

(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation is proposing notice of repeal and new rules at N.J.A.C. 16:25, Utility Accommodation. These rules govern utilities, including pipelines, overhead power and communications lines, and underground electric power and communications lines.  The chapter contains standards and requirements for utility accommodation on Department right-of-way.

The Department is extending the public comment period on the above notice of proposal, published in the August 3, 2015, New Jersey Register at 47 N.J.R. 1903(a), for 30 days. The comment period now ends on November 2, 2015.

The public has until November 2, 2015 to comment on the proposal.  Persons wishing to comment on the proposal must provide their comments in writing and may do so using any one of a variety of delivery options, including an online comment form. Send comments to:

Miriam Weeks
Administrative Practice Officer
NJ Department of Transportation
PO Box 600, Trenton, NJ 08625-0600 
Fax:  (609) 530-4638
Email: NJDOTRules@dot.nj.gov
Online: http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/about/rules/comments.shtm

Comments must be postmarked, sent by fax, email, or submitted online on or before November 2, 2015, which is the close of the 60-day public comment period.

Comments submitted to the Department on the proposed rulemaking are public records and are available for public inspection by prior appointment during normal Department business hours.

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