NOTICE: On August 7, 2013, Governor Christie signed into law P.L. 2013, c.100, which allocates $3,000,000 to provide grants to eligible local governments for de-snagging and shoal dredging in the Passaic River Basin. Click here to view the DEP announcement for accepting applications. For permitting information for these types of activities, please click here.
About the Division: The management of New Jersey’s lands plays an important role in the DEP’s overall environmental protection strategy. What we do to our land is intimately tied to the health and quality of our streams, estuaries, coastal waters, wetlands, wildlife habitat and our drinking water.
The New Jersey legislature has charged the Department of Environmental Protection with the responsibility to regulate activities proposed in the Highlands, the State’s coastal areas, wetlands, floodplains and other environmentally sensitive, "special areas". The Division of Land Use Regulation, through rules promulgated to support the statutes, regulates these areas for the benefit of the citizens of New Jersey. In order to balance environmental concerns with development needs, the Division has a process for issuing permits within these special areas for projects which meet the environmental criteria for approval.
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