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  • NJ A2409
  • Authorizes Ocean County Planning Board and municipal planning boards in Ocean County to take certain measures to control stormwater runoff and nonpoint source pollution in Barnegat Bay watershed.
Introduced
(2/4/2016)
In Committee
(2/4/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would authorize the Ocean County Planning Board, in conjunction with each municipality within the Barnegat Bay watershed, to develop a stormwater and nonpoint source pollution management plan for the watershed. The stormwater management and nonpoint source pollution plan would be designed to reduce siltation and prevent pollution caused by stormwater runoff or nonpoint sources that could degrade the water quality of the Barnegat Bay and its tributaries, interfere with water-based recreation, or adversely affect aquatic, estuarine, and marine life. The goals and purposes of the plan would be to improve the quality of stormwater runoff entering the Barnegat Bay, identify cost effective measures to control stormwater runoff and nonpoint source pollution, and identify funding mechanisms for implementation of such measures. The bill would require that the plan identify existing stormwater control facilities and any other drainage structure, pipe, culvert or other facility used to control or carry stormwater runoff or nonpoint source pollution, assess the efficacy of existing such facilities, identify the need for additional such facilities, and estimate the costs for any improvements, repairs or new facilities. The plan would include a formula for the assessment of a fee for any new development within the Barnegat Bay watershed to be paid to the Ocean County Planning Board for the improvement, maintenance, repair, or construction of stormwater control facilities and any other drainage structure, pipe, culvert or other facility used to control stormwater runoff or nonpoint source pollution to assure that new development results in a net positive impact on the water quality of the bay and to create a program to provide incentives to property owners with existing development within the watershed to reduce stormwater runoff from their property. The formula would be based upon the size of the development and the extent to which the development increases the impervious cover on the site. The bill would allow the Ocean County Planning Board to assess a fee in an amount based upon the formula developed under the bill, upon any developer who receives a municipal approval of an application for development under the "Municipal Land Use Law," P.L.1975, c.291 (C.40:55D-1 et seq.) in the Barnegat Bay watershed. Each municipal planning board in Ocean County would have the same permissive authority as the Ocean County Planning Board to develop and implement a stormwater and nonpoint source pollution management plan for that portion of the Barnegat Bay watershed lying within the municipality.
Environment and Solid Waste
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee  (on 2/4/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
2/4/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
None specified