(a) A pre-application conference is a meeting
between the Department and a prospective applicant to discuss the applicant's
project and the application procedures and standards that will apply to the
project. A prospective applicant may request a pre-application conference for
any project. In the appropriate case, the Department may determine that the
questions raised by a prospective applicant can be adequately addressed by
telephone or in writing.
pre-application conference is not mandatory, but is recommended for large
and/or complicated projects.
Discussion or guidance offered by the Department at a pre-application
conference shall not constitute a commitment by the Department to approve or
deny an application.
(d) There is
no fee for a pre-application conference.
(e) Where the prospective applicant's project
will require approvals from several Department programs, the applicant is
encouraged to contact the Department's Office of Permit Coordination and
Environmental Review at (609) 292-3600 for assistance in coordinating the
N.J. Admin. Code §
N.J.R. 3849(a), effective