Dam Safety Standards (New Jersey)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place New Jersey

Applies to States or Provinces New Jersey
Name Dam Safety Standards (New Jersey)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines
Affected Technologies Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small)
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website http://www.nj.gov/dep/damsafety/docs/standard.pdf

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.nj.gov/dep/damsafety/index.htm

Safe Dam Act: http://www.nj.gov/dep/damsafety/docs/act.pdf Permits: http://www.nj.gov/dep/damsafety/forms.htm


These rules set forth procedures for application to construct, repair or modify a dam and set standards for design and maintenance of dams. These rules also establish a dam inspection procedure. The requirements in this subchapter shall not affect or relate to a dam or reservoir in the pinelands area, which will raise the waters of any river or stream less than eight feet above the surface of the ground where the drainage area above the same is less than one square mile in extent and where the water surface created by the dam or reservoir is less than 100 acres in extent except that the commissioner may investigate and take appropriate action regarding any dam or reservoir about which he has a security or safety concern.

Policy Contact

Contact Name John Moyle
Department New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Division Dam Safety Section, Mail Code 501-01A
Address 501 East State Street
Address 2 P.O. Box 420
Place Trenton, New Jersey
Zip/Postal Code 08625-0420
Phone (609) 984-0859

Email John.Moyle@dep.state.nj.us
Website http://www.nj.gov/dep/damsafety/index.htm

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: N.J.A.C. 7:20