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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NATURAL AND HISTORIC RESOURCES
OFFICE OF NATURAL LANDS MANAGEMENT

Public Notice of Additional Substantial Change on Adoption to Proposed Amendments
Endangered Plant Species Program Rules N.J.A.C. 7:5C

PUBLIC NOTICE
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing to amend the Endangered Plant Species Program rules at N.J.A.C. 7:5C.  A statement of the substance of the proposal follows: 1) Update N.J.A.C. 7:5C-4.1, Public participation, to include the current mailing address and email address of the Office of Natural Lands Management, which administers these rules and is the recipient of information from the public on endangered plant species. 2) Amend N.J.A.C. 7:5C-5.1, Endangered Plant Species List, to add 37 native plant species to the List and remove 20 species from the List based on the criteria for designating plant species as endangered at N.J.A.C. 7:5C-2.2 and current information in the Department’s Natural Heritage Database.  The resultant List will contain 356 endangered plant species. 3) Update the scientific names of 62 currently listed endangered plant species to reflect current scientific nomenclature.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated August 6, 2012.  A copy of the proposal is available from:  The Department’s website at http://www.state.nj.us/dep/rules/proposals/20120806a.pdf; from Robert J. Cartica, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, Mail Code 501-04, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420 (609)984-1339; and LexisNexis Customer Service at (800)223-1944 or www.lexisnexis.com/bookstore.  Be advised that there may be a fee for obtaining a copy of the proposal from some sources.

Written comments may be submitted electronically by October 5, 2012 at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments; or
In hard copy to:

Gary J. Brower, Esq.
Attn:  DEP Docket No.  02-12-07
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L; PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

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