NJDEP Amends Freshwater Wetlands Mitigation Requirements: New Rules Could Require the Replacement of Wetland Areas as Small as a New Drainage Outfall Pipe

November 18th, 2009 | Posted by: Christopher DeGrezia 2| comments:

Wetlands BankBy John C. Ryder, P.E., P.P., P.W.S., C.M.E.    Effective November 2, 2009, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has amended the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act Rules to expanded the list of Freshwater Wetlands Statewide General Permits (SGP) requiring mitigation as follows: SGP No. 2 (Underground utility lines); SGP No. 6 (Isolated wetlands); SGP Nos. 10A & 10B (Road crossings); SGP No. 11 (Outfalls & intake structures); SGP No. 21 (Above ground utility lines); and SGP 27 (Redevelopment of previously disturbed areas).  Wetlands permits previously requiring mitigation included: SGP No. 4 (Hazardous site investigation and cleanup); SGP No. 5 (Landfill closures); and all Individual Permits (IP).  » Read the rest of this entry «

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