Monday, May 23, 2011

Final two hearings on NJDEP public-access rules

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is taking public testimony today, May 23, 2011, on what it describes as "common sense rules that will improve and enhance public access to New Jersey's beaches, bays and waterways through plans to be developed and implemented by municipalities and ultimately approved by the DEP."

The proposed rule changes have turned out to be fairly controversial, with most business organizations in support but many environmental organizations opposed.

NJDEP has developed both a Fact Sheet and a Q&A to help guide you through the proposal.

Today's hearing--the second in a series of four--starts at 1 p.m. at the Seaside Heights Borough Municipal Court House, 2nd floor courtroom, 116 Sherman Avenue, in Seaside Heights, N.J. 08751.

Fourth and final hearing on June 2

A final hearing on the proposed regulatory amendments is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, June 2, 2011 in the Municipal Court Room of the Township of  Long Beach building at 6805 Long Beach Boulevard in Brant Beach, New Jersey  08008
Written comments may be submitted by June 3, 2011 to:
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Gary Brower, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 05-11-03
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L
401 East State Street, 4th Floor
PO Box 402
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
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