N.J. Admin. Code § 7:2-17.5 - Adjustment of fees for services and facilities provided by the State Park Service

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

(a) Effective on January 1, 2004 and on each January 1 thereafter, the Department may increase the fees set forth in 7:2-17.1, 17.2, 17.3 and 17.4 for services and facilities provided by the State Park Service if the inflation factor for the previous 12 month period ending on September 30 increases. The inflation factor is based upon the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics data published in the monthly Consumer Price Index Report. The data shall be taken from the most recent report available on October 1 each year and the actual percentage used shall be the past year percent change for the United States city average, all items, all urban consumers.
(b) In the event that the Department increases the fees for services and facilities provided by the State Park Service as allowed in (a) above, the amount of the increase shall be determined by multiplying the annual inflation factor times the base fee set forth in N.J.A.C. 17.1, 17.2, 17.3 and 17.4 above for the type of service or facility provided.
(c) In the event that the Department does increase the fees for services and facilities provided by the State Park Service as allowed in (a) above, each adjusted fee shall be rounded off to the next half of a dollar.
(d) The Department may establish fees for services and facilities that are lower than the fees set forth in 7:2-17.1, 17.2, 17.3 and 17.4 for said services or facilities by publishing a fee reduction notice in the New Jersey Register. The fee reduction shall be based on a determination by the Department that the fee reduction is necessary to encourage public access to and use of the service and facilities provided by the State Park Service and will not result in a reduction of the services and facilities available to the public. The reduced fees shall be effective upon publication of the fee reduction notice in the New Jersey Register.
(e) Fees for services and facilities provided by the State Park Service that have been reduced in accordance with (d) above may be increased in any amount by the Department upon publication of a notice of increase in the New Jersey Register provided the fee is not increased above the fee set forth in 7:2-17.1, 17.2, 17.3 or 17.4 for the service or facility.
(f) On or before December 1 of each year, the Department shall provide a public notice which shall set forth the increased fees, if any, established under (a) above and to be effective on the following January 1 for services and facilities provided by the State Park Service. The public notice shall be provided by the Department by publication of the notice in the New Jersey Register.
(g) In the event that the Department does not annually increase the fees for services and facilities provided by the State Park Service as allowed in (a) above, the annual percentage increase in the inflation factor, if any, shall be cumulative from year to year for a period not to exceed five years.
(h) The Department shall not use the procedure set forth in (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) above to increase any fee for services and facilities provided by the State Park Service that has not been increased for a period exceeding five years.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 7:2-17.5
Amended by R.1993 d.657, effective 12/20/1993.
See: 25 N.J.R. 2799(b), 25 N.J.R. 5953(a).
Amended by R.2003 d.349, effective 8/18/2003.
See: 35 N.J.R. 1997(a), 35 N.J.R. 3835(c).
In (a), in first sentence substituted "January 1, 2004" for "January 1, 1991"; in (c), substituted "half" for "quarter" preceding "of a dollar"; in (g) and (h), substituted "five" for "three" preceding "years".

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