N.J. Admin. Code § 7:2-8.24 - Lake Hopatcong Dock Restrictions

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

(a) The construction of a new dock or the replacement, expansion, or extension of any existing dock in the waters of Lake Hopatcong shall, in addition to the requirement set forth in (b) below, be designed and constructed in accordance with the requirements of all Federal, State and local agencies having jurisdiction over the design and construction of the proposed new dock, replacement, expansion, or extension.
(b) New docks and the construction of a new replacement or the expansion or extension of any dock in existence in the waters of Lake Hopatcong on October 7, 1991 shall not exceed more than 50 feet in length into the waters of Lake Hopatcong from the mean high water line. Any dock in existence on the effective date of this new rule that exceeds 50 feet in length from the mean high water line may be improved, maintained and repaired but shall not be replaced, expanded or extended beyond the length of the dock from the mean high water line. The mean high water line shall be determined at the time of the proposal of the new dock or replacement, expansion or extension of any dock in the waters of Lake Hopatcong.
(c) Prior to the construction of any new dock or the replacement, expansion or extension of any dock in the waters of Lake Hopatcong, the owner of the dock shall submit to the Superintendent or designee at Lake Hopatcong State Park a written notification of intent to construct. The notification of intent to construct shall include the following:
1. Transmittal letter signed by the owner of the dock;
2. Plans and specifications showing:
i. The location, size and design of the proposed new dock, replacement, expansion or extension; and
ii. The mean high water line and the length of the proposed new dock, replacement or extension from the mean high water line into Lake Hopatcong; and
3. Copies of all permits, licenses, approvals, certifications and any other document issued by the appropriate Federal, State and local authorities having jurisdiction over the proposed new dock, replacement, expansion or extension.
(d) Upon receipt by the Superintendent or designee of a complete notification of intent to construct under (c) above, the Superintendent or designee shall have a period of 45 days to review the notification and approve the construction of any new dock or the replacement, expansion or extension of any dock in the waters of Lake Hopatcong based upon a determination that:
1. The owner of the dock has obtained all permits, licenses, approvals, certifications and any other document issued by the appropriate Federal, State and local authorities having jurisdiction over the proposed new dock, replacement, expansion or extension; and
2. The proposed new dock, replacement, expansion or extension is in compliance with (b) above.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 7:2-8.24
Amended by R.2007 d.155, effective 5/7/2007.
See: 38 N.J.R. 4779(a), 39 N.J.R. 1701(a).
In the introductory paragraphs of (c) and (d), substituted "Superintendent or designee" for "Officer-in-Charge" throughout.

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