New Jersey Coastal Management Program Section 309 Assessment & Strategy for comment
In accordance with the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act, New Jersey is required to assess nine issue areas of its Coastal Management Program every five years and provide a strategy for program enhancements in one or more of the issue areas. These areas are aquaculture, coastal hazards, cumulative and secondary impacts, energy and government facility siting, marine debris, ocean resources, public access, special area management planning, wetlands.
The Office of Coastal and Land Use Planning has prepared the New Jersey Coastal Management Program Section 309 Assessment and Strategy for 2016-2020 following the format required by NOAA’s Office of Coastal Management. The Coastal Management Program engaged stakeholders to gather input on assessments and to provide input to the strategies proposed.
The draft assessment and strategy can be viewed at:
Written comments are also welcome, and can be submitted electronically to
or by mail to
Office of Coastal and Land Use Planning
401 East State Street
P.O. Box 420, Mail Code 401-07C
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420
Re: 309 Assessment and Strategy
Please submit written comments by July 13, 2015 so they may be considered prior to submittal to NOAA.