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August 17 – Notice of Permit Extension Eligibility

Take notice that in accordance with the Permit Extension Act of 2020 (P.L.2020, c.53), soil conservation district certifications of soil erosion and sediment control plans in existence on March 9, 2020 are eligible to have the running of the period of approval automatically suspended for the COVID-19 extension period. This is the period beginning March 9, 2020 and continuing for as long as a public health emergency, pursuant to the “Emergency Health Powers Act,” P.L.2005, c.222 (C.26:13-1 et seq.), that has been declared by the Governor in response to COVID-19, is in effect. The tolling shall extend the certification of plans at least six months beyond the conclusion of the COVID-19 extension period.

Any certification eligible to be subject to the automatic suspension of the running of the period of approval for the COVID-19 extension period must be registered, by the Permittee, with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection within 30 days of the date of this notice. The running period of any certification not registered with the Department of Environmental Protection shall not be suspended for the COVID-19 extension period. The extension shall not apply if a new certification or recertification is required due to changes to the plan or project since March 9, 2020.

For more information, visit https://www.nj.gov/dep/pea2020/.

Closure Due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, our office will be closed until further notice.

All business is being managed remotely. Our office will continue to check phone messages, review applications & perform inspections. Please mail all applications and correspondence to our mailing address.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this health crisis. Wishing you and your families wellness.

2018 Fee and Form Changes

As of June 11, 2018 – view changes to the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Certification Application and our Fee Schedule.

Confirmed Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Activity in New Jersey

As of October 2017, emerald ash borer has been found in New Jersey in Bergen, Burlington, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset and Warren counties.

Map of EAB detections as of August 2018

About the District

The Morris County Soil Conservation District works with private landowners and regulates the construction industry to reduce soil erosion and promote proper conservation measures. Our goal is to reduce the impact of sediment on New Jersey’s waters while securing healthy soils for New Jersey’s future.

The Morris District also provides education and outreach, as well as technical assistance and forestry management services.