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Long Branch: The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing in Long Branch on proposed amendments to the Public Access rule. The proposed amendments would enhance public access to New Jersey’s beaches, bays and waterways.
The public hearing is this Wednesday, April 18th and will begin at 6pm in the Long Branch council chambers, 344 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740.
Wednesday’s hearing will focus only on amendments to the Public Access rule that the DEP proposed earlier this year in response to public comments on the initial Public Access rule proposal. The proposed amendments include:
The Public Access Rule will improve and enhance public access to New Jersey’s beaches, bays and waterways through plans to be developed and implemented by municipalities and ultimately approved by the DEP. Specifically, the rule will:
For a copy of the DEP news release announcing the amendments, visit: http://www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2012/12_0028.htm
To read the proposed rule amendments visit: http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/proposals/20120319a.pdf
For a fact sheet, visit: http://www.nj.gov/dep/docs/20110516pafactsheet.pdf
To assist the public, the DEP has launched a Web site http://www.state.nj.us/dep/cmp/access/ that has a wealth of information about public access points, including public restroom and parking facilities, amenities such as restaurants, boat and kayak launches, marinas, water quality, handicapped facilities, and places to fish. This guide will enable people to choose the ideal location for them to enjoy New Jersey’s coastal and other tidal waters.