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Streamlined Process for Desnagging and Cleaning of Streams in the Passaic River Basin

Consistent with the recommendations of the Passaic River Basin Flood Advisory Commission, the Department has established a new process to provide streamlined processing of Flood Hazard and Freshwater Wetlands applications that involve desnagging and stream cleaning of waterways in the Passaic River Basin. This process will enhance transparency and improve customer service by providing a direct line of communication and timelier permit decisions. Specifically, the Division of Land Use Regulation has created a dedicated team of engineering and environmental staff to review all stream cleaning projects in the Passaic Basin. This provides:

  • A single point of contact for stream cleaning projects in the Basin.
  • Increased consistency in the application of rules, regulations, guidelines and policies in the review of these stream cleaning projects.
  • The expedited review of stream cleaning projects in the Basin.
  • The expedited scheduling of pre-application meetings for stream cleaning projects in the Basin.

For more information on this process, or to schedule a pre-application meeting to discuss your desnagging or stream cleaning project in the basin, please contact:

Primary Contact: Nabil Andrews
Principal Environmental Engineer
Bureau of Inland Regulation
Telephone: (609) 633-6563

Secondary Contact: Tina Wolff
Principal Environmental Specialist
Bureau of Inland Regulation
Telephone: (609) 633-6563

Grant Recipients: For information regarding your Grant, awarded for de-snagging and shoal dredging in the Passaic River Basin, please contact John Ritchey at 609-984-0859.

For more information or the permitting requirements for desnagging and stream cleaning projects, please see the "Stream Cleaning Guidelines".



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