S-3321 (Smith, Van Drew, Bateman, Spencer, Rumana) This law gives the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) the authority to require, as a condition of CAFRA and waterfront development permits, that applicants provide on-site public access to the waterfront and adjacent shoreline. Off-site public access is permitted if DEP determines that on-site access is not feasible. The law is a response to an appellate court decision invalidating DEP’s public access rules.
Signed by the Governor January 19, 2016 (P.L.2015, c.260)
Effective Date: January 19, 2016