Notice of Rule Proposal
State Park Service Code, N.J.A.C. 7:2
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing amendments to N.J.A.C. 7:2, the State Park Service Code. The State Park Service Code, N.J.A.C. 7:2, governs the administration, operation, management and use of State parks, forest, recreation areas, historic sites, natural areas, marinas, golf courses, botanical gardens and other lands, waters and facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department and assigned to the State Park Service in the Division of Parks and Forestry.
The Department proposes to amend its rules to address visitor safety and environmental stewardship throughout the State’s parks through amendments relating to the use of fires, stoves and lanterns, firearms and fireworks and motor vehicles (including over-sized and extra heavy vehicles).
The Department proposes to repeal existing Subchapter 10, Golf Courses as the Department no longer operates golf courses. The Department proposes to amend Subchapter 17, Fees for Services and Facilities Provided by the State Park Service.
The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated July 16, 2012. A copy of the proposal is available from: The NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s website, http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/proposals/20120716a.pdf;
and LexisNexis Customer Service at (800)223-1944 or www.lexisnexis.com/bookstore
. Be advised that there may be a fee for obtaining a copy of the proposal from some sources.
Written comments may be submitted electronically by September 14, 2012 at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments;
or In hard copy to:
Alice A. Previte, Esq.
NJ Department of Environmental Protection Office of Legal Affairs Mail Code 401-04L; PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402
In addition contact your local legislators (by letter, email, fax or phone) to express your feelings about this proposal. It's geared more toward Enduros,dirt bikes and other motorcycles, but Jeeps could be next if these changes get adopted.