2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 4 - Agriculture And Domestic Animals
Section 4:27-12 - Aquaculture Sites Not Designated Freshwater Wetland, Conditions.
4:27-12 Aquaculture sites not designated freshwater wetland, conditions.
12. a. Notwithstanding any law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, an aquaculture site, for which all appropriate permits required by law have been obtained, that was not originally a freshwater wetland as defined pursuant to the "Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act," P.L.1987, c.156 (C.13:9B-1 et seq.) or any other law, or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, prior to being utilized for aquaculture shall not be designated a freshwater wetland because of the subsequent growth of aquatic organisms at the aquaculture site.
b. Within 180 days of the effective date of this act, the Department of Environmental Protection, in consultation with the Department of Agriculture and pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), shall develop appropriate methods and procedures to implement this section.
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