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Posted on: September 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Tropical Storm Ida Cleanup Guidance from the NJ DEP

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Where an emergent condition exists that endangers the environment or threatens public health, safety, and welfare, DEP's rules include certain provisions that facilitate repair, reconstruction, and clean-up activities while protecting the health of our waterways and avoiding increased future flood damage potential. In order to facilitate post-storm recovery, the following information is available to state, county and municipal officials:

Emergency Authorizations, Stream Cleaning and Debris Removal
•  General information for these activities can be found at:
• Additional guidance related to the removal of sediment and debris from within rivers and streams can be found at:

In-Kind Replacement of Public Infrastructure within Flood Hazard Areas
• DEP has adopted several general permits-by-certification to facilitate emergency repairs of public infrastructure by governmental entities, most notably Flood Hazard Area general permit-by-certification 15, a checklist for which can be found at:
• General permits-by-certification are instant approvals that can be obtained through the Department’s online portal at:

For Further Information Regarding the Above, Please Contact the Following DEP Representatives:

Flood Hazard Area Permits
North Jersey - Contact: Dennis Contois at
South Jersey - Contact: Damian Friebel at
Tel: (609) 633-6563

Coastal Permits
Includes Waterfront Development, CAFRA, and Coastal Wetland Permits
Contact: Christopher Jones at Tel: (609) 633-2289

Freshwater Wetlands Permits
Contact: Ryan Anderson at Tel: (609) 984-6216

Dredging/Port/SRP Facilities Projects
Contact: Suzanne Biggins at Tel: (609) 633-2289

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