NJDEP Adopts New Inland Flood Protection Rule

Date: August 1, 2023

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has officially adopted a NEW Inland Flood Protection Rule, effective July 17, 2023. This rule focuses on protecting public safety and protecting New Jersey’s assets, economy, and the community from the catastrophic effects of worsening floods. Extreme weather and rainfall events are becoming more prevalent in the State of New Jersey and are expected to continue, which was a main contributor to the creation of this NEW Rule. Identified in this rule are areas at most significant risk for flooding and includes more defined design and construction requirements for new and reconstructed assets within these areas.

Information regarding this new rule can be found within the below links:

SCE’s team of professionals are committed to maintaining a thorough understanding of local, state, and governing agency rules and requirements related to project improvements and reconstruction. Our highly experienced team of engineers, environmentalists, landscape architects, surveyors, certified floodplain managers, and designers are successful in navigating through various design improvement projects throughout the State. We work diligently with our Clients to turn vision into reality, while creating solutions that meet all regulatory requirements of a site. If you are interested in learning more or have questions regarding a new or existing project, please reach out to SCE so we can further guide you!

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