Join us for a Local Work Group meeting as we aim to identify important natural resources issues, concerns, and opportunities within Hudson-Essex-Passaic counties.
The purpose of this meeting is to provide information to help direct technical and financial resources for conservation and urban agriculture programs and efforts locally and across the state.
Wednesday, January 3, 2024
HEPSCD Conference Room
80 Orchard Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Limited space. Fill out this form to reserve your space.
HEPSCD in partnership with USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
USDA-NRCS is an EEO employer and provider.
NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
STATE SOIL CONSERVATION COMMITTEE
Chapter 251, PL 1975 as amended,
Engineering Policies- Technical Bulletin
November 28, 2023
Use of Basin Summary Short Form
John E. Showler, P.E.,
State Erosion Control Engineer
To simplify the collection of stormwater basin summary information for use and upload to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture Hydrologic Modeling Database (aka detention basin mapping database) when a comprehensive stormwater report is collected in digital format and uploaded to the database.
Recent adoption of new and revised rules by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection which regulate the design of storm water management systems has resulted in a sizable increase in the number of stormwater basins needed to comply with Green Infrastructure (GI) requirements within NJDEP rules. This has significantly increased the time required by both design engineers and soil conservation district staff to fill out and process these forms.
To help reduce this burden, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture has adopted a revised, shorter summary form for collecting basin data when used with a digital upload of the complete stormwater management design report. If a digital version of the comprehensive stormwater report is unavailable for upload, then the current ‘long form’ should continue to be used to collect basin data.
The ‘short form’ contains the same parent project information such as ownership and location information, but omits the individual basin engineering data (since this is contained in the stormwater report) and instead contains a table with multiple rows where each row represents a single basin and lists basic information such as ID, type of basin, location etc. Multiple basins can be entered into a
SSCC Basin Summary Short Form 11/23
single form within the table. Additional forms may be appended if necessary to accommodate projects with a greater number of basins.
Soil Conservation Districts should make this form available on their website and include copies of the form in correspondence to design engineers to expedite its use, as needed.
[The above Technical Bulletin may be downloaded here
Engineering Policies Technical Bulletin 2023-01
To provide guidance to soil conservation districts and consulting engineers regarding impacts of the Inland Flood Protection Rule adoption by NJDEP on technical aspects of the NJ Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Program.
Please click the above link to view and download the Technical Bulletin.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Essex County is hiring! Please share this posting with those who may be interested in applying for this urban agriculture and community horticulture position.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Essex County located in Newark and Roseland, NJ (two offices)
County Agent III (Assistant Professor)
Full time Rutgers tenure track faculty position
- Coordinate and supervise the Rutgers Master Gardener of Essex County class and volunteer program
- Provide resources and technical expertise to urban growers and community gardeners
- Deliver educational programming for the public
- Respond to home horticulture questions from the public
Learn more at: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/203850
NRCS works with farmers to conserve the environmental resources necessary for an economically sustainable business, not just monarch habitat.
Let NRCS develop a comprehensive, resource conservation plan for your operation and the monarch.
Schedule and information can be found here
Take note that, as stated in the HEPSCD Additional Fees & Expenses documentation, the District will be billing starting January 1, 2022, for the cost of district time expended in enforcement of the Soil Erosion & Sediment Control Act.
ENFORCEMENT AND INSPECTIONS
Noncompliance /Extraordinary Expenses– A fee of $95.00 per hour for additional inspections required as a result of noncompliance with the certified soil erosion and sediment control plan or for chronic failure to maintain necessary erosion controls. Projects under construction, which have not provided the District with a Start Notice 48 hours prior to any soil disturbing activities will be considered in noncompliance. When extraordinary expense has been incurred by the District in order to gain compliance, and the original fees have been exhausted, written notification will be made to the applicant. Such notification will state that fiscal deficiencies exist and will state the amount to be remitted to the District for further inspection and/or review services. No Report of Compliance authorizing a Certificate of Occupancy or Temporary Certificate of Occupancy will be released until all fees are paid in full.
Re-inspection – A fee of $95.00 per hour will be charged when a requested inspection for the issuance of a Report of Compliance is performed and no reasonable effort has been made to complete the stabilization in accordance with the Standards for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control for New Jersey. This fee shall also be charged where temporary stabilization is required but not completed in accordance with the performance deposit application schedule.
Stop Work Order – In the event a Stop Construction Order is issued by the District, additional fees will be charged for reimbursement of legal, administrative, review, certification and inspection costs incurred. An itemized list of fees will be furnished to the applicant or said violator. The Stop Construction Order will not be vacated until all imposed fees are paid in full and the site has been brought into reasonable compliance as deemed by the District. All District fees will be billed at $95.00 per hour.
On June 4, 2021, Governor Murphy signed EO-244 terminating the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The six month tolling period ends December 4, 2021.
The HEPSCD will be offering recertification (fees apply) to qualifying projects.
More information: NJ SSCC Administrative Policy Bulletin
Please be advised that the current State application form must be used when submitting to a NJ soil conservation district, and all requested information must be provided. The form bears the designation AP10 4/19 in the lower right corner of page A2-2