The Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules-The Major Changes and Changes Impacting Roads and Bridges

APA New Jersey Chapter

#9120300

Thursday, May 11, 2017
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EDT

Atlantic City, NJ, United States

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Overview

On June 20, 2016, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection adopted major amendments to the Flood Hazard Area Control Act (FHACA) Rules. This presentation will provide an overview of the most significant rule changes, including:
• The special requirements for areas containing acid-producing soil deposits
• The consolidation of the Special Water Resource Protection Area and the riparian zone
• The prohibition on stormwater discharges within the 150-foot and 300-foot riparian zone
• Amendments to the riparian zone standards
• Increased options for riparian zone mitigation
• Changes to permits-by-rule and general permits
• The introduction of general permits-by-certification
• Changes to flood hazard area verifications
• The alignment of administrative procedures with the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act Rules and the Coastal Zone Management Rules

In addition, the presentation will concentrate on the amendments and issues that specifically impact roads and bridges. How to determine the riparian zone will be discussed along with the individual permit requirements for bridges and culverts. In particular, the new requirement for the incorporation of wildlife corridors when new and reconstructed bridges and culverts (and/or the road or railroad they serve) result in habitat fragmentation will be addressed. Finally, the revised standards for the use of different types of culverts, including arch, three-sided, circular, elliptical, and box culverts, will be explained.

 

Speakers

Stephen Olivera

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Land Use Regulation Read More

Larry Took

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Division of Land Use Regulation Read More

Contact Info

Loren Wizman, loren@njac.org