Notice Regarding Permit Extension

August 17, 2020


Notice of Permit Extension Eligibility

NJDEP PEA Registration Link 

 The registration portal will remain open for SESC certification extension until Dec 2, 2020

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.

June Meeting to be held Virtually



Soil Conservation District





The Hudson-Essex-Passaic Soil Conservation District is a subdivision of State government, organized under the New Jersey Soil Conservation Act, NJSA 4:24-1 et seq.  As a public subdivision of the State all board meetings are subject to public notice and open to public attendance.  In accordance with N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 and 10:4-8 Open Public Meetings Act and P.L. 2020, c.11, the Board of Supervisors will hold a remote public meeting on Monday, June 22nd, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. by way of electronic communication/live streaming.  Be advised that members of the public can participate in said meeting by visiting and following the instructions for meeting participation. 


This is a temporary policy only put in place due to the ongoing public health emergency.  The Board of Supervisors will hold this meeting via electronic/remote/telephone forum and the meeting will be closed to any in-person attendance.


Formal action will/may be taken on previous meeting minutes, Treasurer’s Reports, Soil Erosion & Sediment Control Plan Certifications, Enforcement Actions, and other issues.  A detailed agenda will be posted on


Please contact the HEP-SCD District Office at 862-333-4505 prior to participation to verify the public meeting remains on the schedule.



Matthew J. Ward, Chairman


Rutgers Cooperative Extension High Tunnel Opening

Rutgers Cooperative Extension has announced the opening of a new high tunnel greenhouse structure at the Passaic County Golf Course. The high tunnel was funded through a grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts under the Urban Agriculture Conservation Initiative. RCE partnered with the Hudson Essex Passaic Soil Conservation District to apply for the grant. More