NJ DEP Extends Coastal Rules Without Acting On Substantive Changes
The Coastal Permit Program Rules, the procedural aspects of DEP’s CAFRA, coastal wetland, and Waterfront Development permitting programs, were set to expire December 15, 2014. DEP took action to extend the existing rules without change for a seven-year term, but has yet to upon the proposed substantive changes to the Coastal regulations published June 2, 2014. The rule proposal, if adopted, will recodify the Coastal Permit Program Rules and Coastal Zone Management Zones and combine them into a single set of regulations, and will implement various substantive amendments to the existing rules. Further action on the pending rule proposal is expected sometime during the first half of calendar year 2015.