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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Kevin Israel
Daniel Triana
RELEASE: November 17, 2016

Department of Transportation
proposing amendments and new rules
on Jurisdictional Assignments on
Railroad Overhead Bridges

(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is proposing notice of amendment and new rules at N.J.A.C. 16:53B, Jurisdictional Assignments for Railroad Overhead Bridges. The purpose of the chapter is to establish standards for the assignment of jurisdiction over abandoned railroad overhead bridges when existing jurisdictions are uncertain or contested as required by the Railroad Overhead Bridge Act of 1988 (N.J.S.A. 27:5G-1 et seq.). 

The proposal was published in the November 7, 2016 issue of New Jersey Register at 48 N.J.R. 2236(a). The comment period ends on January 6, 2017.

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:

Paul F. Sprewell
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 January 6, 2017, 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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