New Jersey Wetlands regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Wetlands: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State wetlands program overview:

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Wetlands Act of 1970, New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 13:9A-1 to 13:9A-10 and New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:7-2.3

Compliance statement: Executive Order No. 215

Flood hazard areas: NJAC 7:13-1.1 to 7:13-19.2

Application requirements: NJAC 7:13-15.1 to 7:13-15.5

Applicability determinations: NJAC 7:13-5.1

Verifications: NJAC 7:13-6.1

Permits-by-rule: NJAC 7:13-7.1 and NJAC 7:13-7.2

General permits: NJAC 7:13-8.1 to 7:13-9.8

Individual permits: NJAC 7:13-9.1 to 7:13-11.19

Emergency permits: NJAC 7:13-12.1 and NJAC 7:13-12.2

Freshwater wetland areas: NJAC 7:7A-1.1 to 7:7A-17.1

Applications: NJAC 7:7A-10.1 to 7:7A-10.10

Types of general permits: NJAC 7:7A-5.1 to 7:7A-5.27

Wetland permit exemptions: NJAC 7:7A-2.8

Coastal areas: NJAC 7:7-1.1 to 7:7-10.7

Coastal Area Facility Review Act (CAFRA) permits: NJAC 7:7-2.2

Coastal Wetlands: NJAC 7:7-2.3

Waterfront Development Permits: NJSA 12:5-3 and NJAC 7:7-2.4

Pinelands Commission: NJAC 7:50-1.1 to 7:50-10.35

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Land Use Regulation (DLUR)

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission

New Jersey Pinelands Commission

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) New York and Philadelphia Districts

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Jersey has established Flood Hazard Area Control rules, Coastal Permit program rules, Coastal Zone Management rules, and Freshwater Wetlands Protection rules for the protection of state ...

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New Jersey Wetlands Resources

Type Title
Checklists Wetlands Project Planning Checklist
Forms WPA Form 9 - Enforcement Order
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