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  • NJ A4647
  • Limits "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act" exemption for certain forestry activities to privately owned lands.
Introduced
(2/28/2017)
In Committee
(2/28/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
The bill would limit the exemption in the "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act" for forestry activities conducted in accordance with an approved woodland management plan or a forest stewardship plan, or the normal harvesting of forest products in accordance with a forest management plan or forest stewardship plan approved by the State Forester, to only apply to such activities on privately owned lands. Under current law, these activities are exempt from the provisions of the "Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act," the regional master plan, any rules or regulations adopted by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant thereto, or any amendments to a master plan, development regulations, or other regulations adopted by a local government unit to specifically conform them with the regional master plan. Under this bill, these activities would only be exempt if they occur on privately owned lands.
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee  (on 2/28/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
2/28/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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