This general permit authorizes the construction of structures; performance of work and the discharge of dredged and fill material in substantially developed artificial tidal lagoons and their access channel. The terms "structure" and "work" are defined in Federal regulations contained in 33 CFR 322.2[b] & [c]. The terms “discharge of dredged material”, “fill material” and “discharge of fill material” are defined in Federal regulations contained in 33 CFR 323.2[d], [e] & [f]. “Substantially developed” artificial tidal lagoons are those where the surrounding lands are uplands and do not support wetlands other than a narrow band of fringe wetlands along the waterline. Lagoons are defined as artificially created linear waterways sometimes branched, ending in a dead end with no significant upland drainage. A natural waterway, which is altered by activities including, but not limited to, filling, channelizing, or bulkheading shall not be considered a lagoon. A bulkheaded boat slip shall not be considered a lagoon.
This general permit is applicable to Waters of the United States in the State of New Jersey located in substantially developed artificial tidal lagoons and their access channel within the geographic boundaries of both the Philadelphia District and the New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Construction of proposed and maintenance of existing non-commercial piers, docks, gangway/ramps, stairs/ladders, mooring piles, boat lifts, breakwaters, the replacement of existing serviceable bulkheads and minor maintenance dredging of mooring slips. This general permit also authorizes the discharge of fill material between existing and proposed bulkheads as well as legalization of previously existing structures provided the structures meet all terms and conditions of this permit.
Navigable waters of the United States in the State of New Jersey. This general permit is applicable to navigable waters located within the geographic boundaries of both the Philadelphia District and the New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.