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Notice of Rule Proposal
General Practice and Procedure, N.J.A.C. 7:1D

PUBLIC NOTICE
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing amendments at N.J.A.C. 7:1D.  The Department is proposing to exempt from disclosure government records that would allow individuals to identify, track, or otherwise determine the location of species that are potentially capable of inflicting serious or fatal injuries or being a menace to public health.  The Department is proposing to allow disclosure to a property owner, at the property owner’s request, of government records that would allow individuals to identify, track, or otherwise determine the location of such species on their property.  The Department is proposing to make confidential those records that reveal the identity of a person who provided such information contained in the records if that person did not provide the information in the course of employment with the State of New Jersey.

The Department is also proposing to protect information related to Blue Acres acquisitions, program offerings, active projects, and title investigations, in the same manner as its other land acquisition programs, as such disclosure would give an advantage to the Department’s competitors in land acquisitions.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated December 17, 2018.  A copy of the proposal is available from the Department of Environmental Protection’s website at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/proposals/20181217a.pdf and LexisNexis free public access to the New Jersey Register at http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/njoal/.

A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 10:00 A.M.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Public Hearings Room, 1st Floor
401 East State Street
Trenton, New Jersey

Written comments may be submitted electronically by February 15, 2019, at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments; or in hard copy to:

Nathalie Verhaegen, Esq.
ATTN: (DEP Docket No. 06-18-11)
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L; PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

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