State of New Jersey
Executive Order #71

Governor Thomas H. Kean

WHEREAS, The protection, use and development of the resources of New Jersey's coastal zone is the subject of a public trust administered by govermnent for the benefit of all the people of this State; and

WHEREAS, Government must not only regulate but must also provide an example for the wise and proper use of the coastal zone; and

WHEREAS, The design and location of State facilities may have a significant and lasting effect on he coastal zone; and

WHEREAS, The wise and proper use of the coastal zone will be fostered by the proper location and design of State facilities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Thomas H. Kean, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT as follows:

  1. All departments and agencies of the State proposing to undertake the development of or construction on or adjacent to any navigable water or stream of this State, or in any wetlands regulated pursuant to the "Wetlands Act of 1970" (P. L. 1970, e. 272; C. 13:9A-1 et seq.), shall first comply with the requirements of R. S. 12:5-3 or C. 13:9A-l, as applicable, by obtaining a Waterfront Development or Wetlands permit from the Department of Environmental Protection.

  2. Executive Order No. 53 of 1973 is hereby superseded to the extent that it is inconsistent with the provisions of this Order.

  3. This Order shall not apply to projects now beyond the preliminary engineering stage, but shall otherwise take effect immediately.
Issued May 15, 1984.