N.J. Admin. Code § 7:1E-1.8 - Environmentally sensitive areas

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) For the purposes of designing and implementing a DPCC and a DCR plan, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:1E-4, the following shall be considered environmentally sensitive areas:
1. Surface waters, including, without limitation, the following: large rivers, medium rivers, streams, creeks, ponds, lakes, and reservoirs as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:7-12.1(b); canals as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:7-9.8(a); estuaries, as defined in 33 U.S.C. § 1330(k); and bays, including without limitation open bays, semi-enclosed bays, and back bays, as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:7-12.1(b);
2. Any water resource, as defined at N.J.A.C. 7:19-1.3, which is utilized by a public water system, nonpublic water system, or water system, as defined at N.J.A.C. 7:10-1.3;
3. Bay islands, as defined at N.J.A.C. 7:7-9.21(a), and barrier island corridors, as defined at N.J.A.C. 7:7-9.20(a);
4. Beaches, as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:7-9.22(a);
5. Dunes, as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:7-9.16(a);
6. Wetlands and wetland transition areas, including, without limitation, the following: freshwater wetlands and transition areas, as defined at N.J.A.C. 7:7A-1.4; wetlands, as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:7-9.27(a); and wetland buffers and transition areas, as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:7-9.28(a);
7. Critical wildlife habitat, as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:7-9.37(a);
8. Prime fishing areas, as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:7-9.4(a);
9. Finfish migratory pathways, as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:7-9.5(a);
10. Submerged vegetation habitat, as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:7-9.6(a);
11. Shellfish waters as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:9B-1.4;
12. Forest areas, including prime forestland and unique forestland;
13. Habitat for Federal and State endangered or threatened plant and animal species, as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:7-9.36(a);
14. Federal and State wilderness areas, including areas included within the Natural Areas System, as designated in N.J.A.C. 7:5A-1.13, or the State Register of Natural Areas pursuant to the Natural Areas System Act, N.J.S.A. 13:1B-15.12a et seq. and 15.4 et seq., and N.J.A.C. 7:5A-1.4, and preserved land held by the New Jersey Natural Lands Trust pursuant to the New Jersey Natural Lands Trust Act, N.J.S.A. 13:1B-15.119 et seq.; and
15. Wild and scenic river corridors, as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:7-9.44(a).


N.J. Admin. Code § 7:1E-1.8
Amended by R.1996 d.252, effective 6/3/1996.
See: 27 N.J.R. 2337(a), 27 N.J.R. 2882(a), 28 N.J.R. 2858(a).
Amended by R.1996 d.462, effective 10/7/1996.
See: 28 N.J.R. 2730(a), 28 N.J.R. 4424(b).
Amended by R.2001 d.355, effective 10/1/2001.
See: 33 N.J.R. 1255(a), 33 N.J.R. 3518(a).
Rewrote (a).
Amended by R.2007 d.93, effective 4/2/2007.
See: 38 N.J.R. 4285(a), 39 N.J.R. 1253(a).
Rewrote the section.
Administrative correction and change.
See: 46 N.J.R. 438(a).
Administrative correction.
See: 49 N.J.R. 2530(a).

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