2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 4 - Agriculture And Domestic Animals
Section 4:1B-14 - Rules And Regulations

NJ Rev Stat § 4:1B-14 (2016) What's This?

4:1B-14. Rules and regulations
a. The departments shall have the power, in accordance with the provisions of the "Administrative Procedure Act" (C. 52:14B-1 et seq.) to adopt, amend or repeal any rule or regulation deemed necessary to effectuate the purposes of this act. Such rules or regulations shall include a designation of the following:

(1) The specific location of the program. Such designation shall result from studies conducted by the departments of alternate locations offering prime agricultural lands which are reasonably representative of all such lands located within this State in terms of agricultural characteristics, value, and vulnerability to pressures for development for other than agricultural purposes.

(2) The maximum acceptable percentage of woodland contained in specific offers of such development easements;

(3) The minimum acceptable percentage of total farm acreage to be represented by such offers;

(4) Guidelines concerning the specific restrictions on the use and development of prime agricultural lands subject to a development easement purchased by the State pursuant to this act. Such guidelines shall prohibit nonagricultural uses and development of such lands except for limited improvements or construction designed to provide housing for persons deriving a substantial portion of their income from agricultural activities conducted on such lands.

b. The departments shall transmit copies of all proposed rules and regulations to the committee in order to facilitate the review and evaluation of the program.

L.1976, c. 50, s. 14, eff. July 22, 1976.

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