N.J. Admin. Code § 7:2-2.12 - Fires, stoves and lanterns

(a) A person shall not start or maintain any open fire except for small handwarming fires in areas designated for ice fishing under 7:2-2.18(e), on any lands or frozen waters under the jurisdiction of the State Park Service unless specific approval is given by the Superintendent or designee. Such approval may include conditions limiting the hours, location, and types of fuel to be used. Small handwarming fires shall be allowed in designated ice fishing areas subject to conditions posted by the State Park Service.
(b) All types of fire may be prohibited during periods of high forest fire danger, as determined by the State Forest Fire Warden or by Executive Order of the Governor.
(c) Lighting, tending or using a fire, stove or lantern in a manner that threatens, causes damage to or results in the burning of property, park resources or creates a public safety hazard is prohibited.
(d) In camping and overnight facilities and in picnic areas, wood fires shall be lighted only in an established place constructed for the convenience of the visitor or camper, except when otherwise authorized by the Superintendent or designee or posted sign.
(e) Campers and visitors may use dead fallen timber for fuel when authorized by the Superintendent or designee.
(f) For cooking purposes, portable charcoal grills, gasoline, kerosene, or propane gas stoves may be used in camping overnight facilities and picnic areas, unless otherwise posted or directed by the Superintendent or designee.
(g) Live fires of any kind shall not be left unattended. All charcoal and wood fires shall be extinguished and cool to the touch before being left unattended.
(h) A person shall not burn litter, trash, refuse, garbage, pollutants or, except as provided at (d), (e) and (f) above, any other substance or liquids on the lands and waters of the State Park Service without specific approval of the Superintendent or designee.


N.J. Admin. Code § 7:2-2.12
Amended by R.2007 d.155, effective 5/7/2007.
See: 38 N.J.R. 4779(a), 39 N.J.R. 1701(a).
In (a), substituted "Superintendent or" for "Officer-in-Charge or his or her"; in (d), substituted "In camping and" for "On campsites, in", "visitor or camper" for "visitors" and "Superintendent or designee" for "area Officer-in-Charge"; in (e) and (f), substituted "Superintendent or designee" for "Officer-in-Charge"; and in (h), substituted "Superintendent or designee" for "area Officer-in-Charge".
Amended by R.2014 d.031, effective 2/18/2014.
See: 44 N.J.R. 1935(a), 44 N.J.R. 2269(a), 46 N.J.R. 335(b).
In (g), substituted "fires of any kind" for "charcoal fires", and inserted "and wood fires".
Amended by R.2007 d.155, effective 5/7/2007.
See: 38 N.J.R. 4779(a), 39 N.J.R. 1701(a).
Substituted "Superintendent or designee" for "Officer-in-Charge", and substituted "A permit" for "Permits".

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