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COASTAL GENERAL PERMIT 34 – Dredging and management of material from a marina deposited as a result of a storm event declared a State of Emergency

The Coastal General Permit 34 authorizes dredging and management of material deposited at a marina as a result of a storm event which the Governor declared a State of Emergency.  The particulars of this general permit include:   

  • A complete application must be submitted to the Department no later than 24 months after the date the Governor declared a State of Emergency.
  • The dredged material may be sand, (see definition in the rule).
  • If the material is not sand the material must be temporarily disposed of in an existing upland confined disposal facility located on the marina property until final placement is determined.
  • The depth in the area after dredging is not deeper than prior to the storm event.
  • The area to be dredged is limited to the area the material was deposited as a result of the storm event.
  • A 25-foot buffer shall be provided from any wetlands to the nearest edge of the area to be dredged unless the dredging is contained to an existing maintained navigation channel or basin.
  • Details regarding dewatering and disposal of the dredged material are found at (d) and (e).

You can read the full details in the rule at N.J.A.C.7:7-7.34.

If your project does not meet the requirements or limitations of Coastal General Permit 34, it may qualify for a permit-by-rule, other general permit, or a Waterfront Development Individual Permit.  Please review those tabs under Coastal Permitting for additional information.

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