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The Division of Land Use Regulation (Division) is within the Department's Land Use Management Program. The Division's main responsibility  is overseeing the implementation of various Land Use statutes and implementing regulations.  The Permit review process oversees regulated activities to  ensure the  associated environmental impacts are minimized in accordance with the applicable regulations. Environmentally sensitive areas under the purview of the Division include freshwater wetlands, coastal areas and flood prone areas.


The Bureau of Tidelands and Application Support breaks down into two distinct units - each tasked with different responsibilities.  Application Support is responsible for the administrative functions of the entire Division which includes: mail receipt and distribution, pre-review of applications, database maintenance, file maintenance, and OPRA request processing. Tidelands staff conducts technical reviews and appraisal reviews as well as engineering reviews of survey and title information for both Tidelands license and grant applications. For General Questions contact the Technical Support Center at LURTechSupport@dep.state.nj.us and at (609) 984-5044.

Application Support
Supervisor: Patti Cluelow
Tidelands Appraisal Review
Supervisor: Steve Giocondo
Tidelands Technical Review
Supervisor: Rich Castagna
Tidelands Engineering
Supervisor: Mike Weisz

More Info: Bureau of Tidelands and Application Support Web Site

 


The Division of Land Use Regulation is organized and assigns permit applications and pre-application meetings based on location. The Bureau of Inland Regulation handles permitting of Freshwater Wetlands, Flood Hazard Areas, Highlands and Waterfront Development. For General Questions contact the Technical Support Center at LURTechSupport@dep.state.nj.us. For Freshwater Wetlands and Highlands call (609) 777-0454. For Waterfront Development and Flood Hazard Area call (609) 984-0162.

Western Region
Supervisor: Lou Cattuna
Hunterdon, Mercer, Passaic, Sussex, Warren,
Central Region
Supervisor: Dan Bello
Middlesex, Morris
Eastern Region
Supervisor: Andy Clark
Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Somerset, Union
Engineering Unit
Supervisor: Dennis Contois
Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Union, Sussex, Warren,

More Info: Bureau of Inland Regulation Web Site

 


The Division of Land Use Regulation is organized and assigns permit applications and pre-application meetings based on location. The Bureau of Coastal Regulation handles permitting for CAFRA, Waterfront Development, Coastal Wetlands, and Flood Hazard Areas and has a separate unit for reviewing Freshwater Wetlands applications. For General Questions contact the Technical Support Center at LURTechSupport@dep.state.nj.us. For Freshwater Wetlands call (609) 777-0454. For Waterfront Development, C.A.F.R.A. and Flood Hazard Area call (609) 984-0162.

Shorefront Region
Supervisor: Colleen Keller
Shorefront Atlantic, Cape May, Monmouth, and Shorefront Ocean
FWW Unit
Supervisor: Ryan Anderson
Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem
Mainland Region
Supervisor: Joanne Davis
Mainland Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Mainland Ocean, and Salem
Engineering Unit
Supervisor: Keith Stampfel
Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem

More Info: Bureau of Coastal Regulation Web Site

 


The Division of Land Use Regulation is organized and assigns permit applications and pre-application meetings based on location. The Bureau of Urban Growth & Redevelopment handles permitting in urban areas, all renewable energy projects and all State agency transportation projects. They handle permitting for CAFRA, Waterfront, Coastal Wetlands, Freshwater Wetlands, and Flood Hazard Areas. For General Questions contact the Technical Support Center at LURTechSupport@dep.state.nj.us. For Freshwater Wetlands call (609) 777-0454. For Waterfront Development, C.A.F.R.A. and Flood Hazard Area call (609) 984-0162.

Northern Region
Supervisor: John King
Bergen County – Cliffside Park, Edgewater & Fort Lee Boroughs
Essex County – Newark City
Hudson County – Bayonne City, Guttenberg Town, Harrison Town, Hoboken City, Jersey City, North Bergen Twp, Weehawken Twp, West New York Town
Mercer County – City of Trenton
Middlesex County – Carteret Boro, East Brunswick, Edison, New Brunswick City, North Brunswick Twp, Perth Amboy City, Sayreville Boro, South Amboy City, South River
Union County – Elizabeth, Linden, Rahway Cities
Southern Region
Supervisor: Janet Stewart
Atlantic – Atlantic City, Pleasantville
Burlington – Bordentown, Burlington City,
Camden – Camden City, Gloucester City, Pennsauken
Cape May – North Wildwood, West Wildwood, Wildwood City, Wildwood Crest
Cumberland – Bridgeton, Millville
Gloucester – Glassboro, Paulsboro, Westville,
Monmouth – Belmar,
Salem – Carney’s Point, Salem City, Penns Grove
DOT Unit
Supervisor: Charlie Welch
Asbury Park, Long Branch, Neptune Borough and Neptune Twp
State bridge replacements and road widening projects

Urban Engineering Unit
Supervisor: Pete DeMeo
All Engineering reviews for municipalities and projects listed under Urban Bureau units above.

More Info: Bureau of Urban Growth & Redevelopment Web Site

 


The Office of Dredging & Sediment Technology is under Site Remediation, but handles all Land Use permitting for purposes of investigation, remediation, closure and/or redevelopment of a property under the purview of the Site Remediation Program or the Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste. Permit applications which fall under this category may include:

  • Freshwater Wetlands General Permit #4 – Hazardous Site Investigation/Cleanup
  • Freshwater Wetlands General Permit #5 – Landfill Closure
  • Freshwater Wetlands General Permit #27 – Redevelopment of Previously Disturbed Areas
  • Individual Freshwater Wetlands Permit
  • Flood Hazard Act Permit
  • CAFRA General Permit #15
  • Individual Waterfront Development Permit

Note: For larger properties undergoing remediation and redevelopment, a combination of one or more of the above permit applications would be submitted at one time (referred to by developers as a multiple permit application package) depending on regulatory jurisdiction.

ODST handles all permitting (Waterfront Development, Water Quality Certifications, CAFRA, Federal Consistency, Acceptable Use Determinations) for dredging and dredged material management associated with tidal waters, and dredging and other regulated activities at marinas. On the NY/NJ Harbor Complex and Delaware Estuary they handle construction activities at a port, commercial and/or industrial facility with berthing facilities on these estuaries.

North
Manager: Suzanne Dietrick
South
Supervisor: David Risilia

More Info: Office of Dredging & Sediment Technology Web Site

 

 

 
 

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