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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Jim Berzok

January 27, 2002

NJDOT Proposes To Readopt Rules
Governing Aeronautical Investigation And Enforcement

The New Jersey Department of Transportation is proposing to readopt N.J.A.C. 16:60, the rules governing aeronautical investigation and enforcement.

N.J.A.C. 16:60-1 sets forth procedures for the issuance of summonses and complaints and empowers specific employees of the Division of Aeronautics in the Department of Transportation with the authority to function as law enforcement officers in compliance with the provisions of Title 6 of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated. N.J.A.C. 16:60-2 outlines the specific steps to be followed in reporting aircraft accidents and delineates the State's responsibilities for assistance in case of aircraft accidents, and inspections subsequent to aircraft accidents.

The rules proposed for readoption at N.J.A.C. 16:60-2 help to coordinate the State response to aircraft accidents that may occur in New Jersey. The State provides specialized assistance to local officials who may have little or no knowledge of the correct methods for handling and coordinating aircraft accident matters. This assistance has a beneficial effect as it helps to preserve the safety and welfare of the public.

The readoption proposal appears in the January 22, 2002, issue of the New Jersey Register. The public has until March 23, 2002 to comment on the proposal. Persons wishing to comment on the proposal must provide their comments in writing to Geneviève E. Raganelli, Deputy Administrative Practice Officer, Bureau of Administrative Practice and Public Law Implementation, Division of Policy, Legislation, and Regulatory Actions, NJ Department of Transportation, 1035 Parkway Avenue, P O Box 600, Trenton, NJ 08625-0600, Fax: (609) 530-3841. Comments must be postmarked or sent by fax on or before March 23, 2002, which is the close of the 60-day public comment period.

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