Edward C. Eastman

Beach Development is Prohibited. What Are the Exceptions?

Development is prohibited on beaches (N.J.A.C. 7:7E-3.22(b)).  That said, it is important to know just what the State of New Jersey designates as a beach. According to the Coastal Zone Management Rule (N.J.A.C. 7:7E-3.22), beaches are generally sloping areas of sand or other unconsolidated materials found on all tidal shorelines, including the ocean, bay and river...
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Public Access to Beaches and Other Waterways – Pending Legislation

In 2007 the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) adopted Public Access Rules which sought to expand its authority over public access to beaches and other tidal waterways (bays, streams, lagoons: waterways now or formerly flowed by tide or influenced by tide).  The regulation (39 N.J.R. 5222(a)) provided, among other things, that municipalities...
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Revised Standards for Land Title Surveys For 2016

The National Society of Surveyors (NSPS) and the American Land Title Association (ALTA) have substantially revised the Minimum Standard Detail Requirement for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys, which are effective February 23, 2016 (revising the 2011 existing version). The existing Standard and its revision are designed to fulfill the unique needs of the title insurance industry...
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