Land Use Management
Land Use Regulation Program

Notice of Rule Proposal
Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7A-11

Public Notice
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection
is proposing amendments to the Freshwater Wetlands Protection
Act rules. A statement of the substance of the proposal follows:

The Land Use Regulation Program proposes to increase its freshwater
wetland application fees by approximately 20%.Some illustrative
examples: The fee for a Letter of Interpretation (“LOI”)
would increase from $200 to $240. A line verification LOI, one
acre or larger, would increase from $500 to $600, plus a per
acre fee increase from $70 to $84. The cap for all permit fees
will be $60,000, a 20% increase from the existing limit of $50,000.
Additionally, new fees are proposed for major development requiring
stormwater/water quality review in accordance with the Stormwater
Management rules (N.J.A.C. 7:8).

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey
Register dated September 6, 2005. The proposal can be viewed
or downloaded from the DEP
. A copy of the proposal is also available by e-mailing
the Department at lurweb@dep.state.nj.us,
or by calling the Department at (609) 984-3444. Be advised that
there may be a fee for obtaining a copy of the proposal from
some sources.

A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

October 3, 2005, 10:00 A.M.
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Public Hearing Room
401 East State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Written comments may be submitted by November 5, 2005 to:

NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Janis Hoagland, Esquire
ATTN: Docket File No. 28-05-08/512
Office of Legal Affairs
PO Box 402
Trenton, New Jersey 08625