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Comments to Agencies

 

Comments to NJDEP on the draft New Jersey Statewide Water Supply Plan (submitted jointly with New Jersey Conservation Foundation), July 21, 2017

Comments to NJDEP on the proposed changes to the septic density provision of the NJDEP Highlands Preservation Area Rules, July 15, 2016

Comments to NJDEP on the proposed Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, July 31, 2016

Archery Park comment extension request

Comments on Mahlon Dickerson Reservation Forest Stewardship Plan Objectives

Comments to NJDEP on the proposed Water Quality Management Planning Rules, submitted on December 28, 2015

Comments to Hon. Peter Buchsbaum, NJ Superior Court, on the Proposed Litigation Settlement Agreement, Haberman v. Borough of Hampton, November 2, 2015

Comments by the Natural Heritage Subcommittee to NJ Audubon on the Mahlon Dickerson Reservation Forest Stewardship Plan, October 23, 2015

Comments to the NJ Highlands Council on Proposed Highlands Open Space Partnership Funding Program and Highlands Development Credit Purchase Program Rules, October 16, 2015

Comments to NJDEP on the proposed Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, submitted on July 31, 2015

Comments to NJ Superior Court Judge Peter Buchsbaum on the proposed litigation settlement agreement between Hampton Borough and Jacob Haberman that stipulates the construction of 333 residential units and 6000 square feet of commercial space on a 76-acre parcel owned by Haberman in Hampton, May 21, 2015

Comments submitted to the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council on the Highlands Regional Master Plan Monitoring Program and Recommendation Report, April 30th, 2015

Comments to the Mayor and Council, Bloomingdale Borough, Passaic County, on proposal to adopt a quarry overlay zone, allowing Tilcon to expand quarrying operations to a 141-acre pristine section of Federal Hill, March 24, 2015

Comments on the proposed Settlement Agreement between NJDEP and Bi-County Development Corp, Oakland Borough, NJ, May 30, 2014

Comments to USEPA on proposed alternatives for the cleanup of the O'Connor Superfund Site in Ringwood, February 5, 2014

Comments to the New Jersey Assembly Majority Office regarding A3680, New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013

Comments to the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish & Wildlife, regarding the Weldon Brook Wildlife Management Area Stewardship Plan

Comments to the State Planning Commission on removing State Plan Policy Map recognition of verified crtitical natural and cultural resources from a 413-acre site in Mt. Olive

Testimony to the Delaware River Basin Commission on the review of the Susquehanna to Roseland Transmission Line proposed crossing in the Delaware River Basin

Comments on the Final Proposed State Strategic Plan (New Jersey State Development and Redevelopment Plan)

Comments to the NJ Water Supply Authority regarding Application # RBS-38 for Uninterruptible Water Supply from the Eastern Concrete Materials, Inc.

Comments to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection Green Acres Program regarding the Notice of Application for Conversion of Lands Acquired with Land and Water Conservation Funds located within Block 82.13, Lot 57.01 in Clinton Township, NJ for Transco's Northeast Supply Link Project (NESL)

Comments to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection Division of Land Use Regulation requesting independent analysis to find alternative routes for the Transco power line project

Comments to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection requesting reevaluation of Wanaque Water System Safe Yield

Comments on the draft State Strategic Plan (New Jersey State Development and Redevelopment Plan)

NJ Highlands Coalition and NJ Conservation Foundation jointly filed comments on the Picatinny Arsenal draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) on the proposal to construct and operate an underground explosives test chamber (SAFER)

Comments to New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council on the Town of Phillipsburg Petition for Plan Conformance

Comments to New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council on the Lebanon Township Petition for Plan Conformance - conforming both Areas

Comments to New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council on the Hardyston Township Petition for Plan Conformance - Preservation Area only

Comments to New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council on the Sparta Township Petition for Plan Conformance - conforming only the Preservation Area

Comments to New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council on the Borough of Wharton Petition for Plan Conformance

Comments to New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council on the Township of Oxford Petition for Plan Conformance

Comments to New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council on the Borough of Alpha Petition for Plan Conformance

Comments to New Jersey Board of Public Utilities on the draft 2011 New Jersey Energy Master Plan, August 25, 2011

Comments to FERC submitted by the Columbia Environmental Law Clinic on behalf of the NJ Highlands Coalition, NJ Sierra, Delaware Riverkeeper Network and Save the Park, on the scope of the Environmental Assessment by Tennessee Gas Pipeline for the proposed Northeast Upgrade Project, November 12, 2010

Scoping Comments before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company’s proposed Northeast Upgrade Project, November 1, 2010

Comments to NJDEP's Regional Forester on the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Reforestation Plan, September 27, 2010

Comments to the Energy Master Plan Committee on the drafting of the 2010 Update to the 2008 NJ Energy Master Plan, September 25, 2010

Comments by the Eastern Environmental Law Center, representing the New Jersey Highlands Coalition, the Sierra Club - New Jersey Chapter, the New Jersey Environmental Federation, Environment New Jersey, Stop the Lines!, and the Delaware Riverkeeper Network in connection with their opposition to the proposed expansion of the Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line. These comments have been prepared in response to the National Park Service's request for public input regarding preliminary alternatives to the expansion of the power line. September 14, 2010

Comments to NPS on Preliminary Alternatives Transmission Line Routes, August 17, 2010

Letter to Fredon Township Against Green Acres Diversion Application for Coursen's Meadow Re-Alignment of Transmission Towers by PSE&G, August 4, 2010

Letter to NJDEP Commissioner Martin on JCP&L Califon Substation, July 22, 2010

Comments to the State House Commission on Lease of State Lands for TGP 300 Line Loop Project, July 9, 2010

Testimony before the State House Commission on Lease of State Lands for TGP 300 Line Loop Project, July 6, 2010

Letter to NJDEP Commissioner Martin on PSE&G FHA and FWW applications, June 24, 2010

Comments to the NJ Highlands Council on proposed Heath Village Redevelopment Project, March 31, 2010

Comments to NJDEP on PSE&G Freshwater Wetlands application, March 15, 2010

Letter to Governor Christie correcting false characterizations of his Red Tape Review's report on the NJ Highlands Council, February, 15, 2010

Comments to NJDEP ON PSE&G Flood Hazard Area application, February 16, 2010

Letter to NJDEP requesting public hearing on Oak Hill Golf Course, Holland Township, Hunterdon County, Water Diversion application, January 22, 2010

A Diverse Coalition of 15 Non-Profit Groups (including the NJ Highlands Coalition) Send Letter to Governor-elect Christie on a Shared Vision to Improve New Jersey's Long Term Physical, Economic and Social Conditions, December 11, 2009

DEP finds Mt. Hope Biomass Exempt from Highlands Act (Exemption #4), but Inconsistent with Present Water Quality Management Plan, November 19, 2009

The Pequannock River Coalition's Statement on DEP's Final Water Allocation Permit For Newark, November 10, 2009

Supplemental Comments to NJDEP on PSE&G's HAD, filed by the Eastern Environmental Law Center on behalf of the NJ Highlands Coalition, NJ Sierra, Environment New Jersey, New Jersey Environmental Federation, and Stop the Lines, October 28, 2009

NJ Highlands Coalition's comments to the NJ Highlands Council's revised Consistency Determination Review of Tennessee Gas Pipeline's 300-Line Project, October 9, 2009

NJ Highlands Coalition's comments to the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH) arguing against the Fair Share Housing Center's Motion to Stay COAH's August 12, 2009 Highlands Resolutions, August 27, 2009

NJ Highlands Coalition's comments to NJDEP on Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company's Highlands Applicability Determination (HAD) and request for Exemption #11, June 15, 2009

NJ Highlands Coalition's comments to NJ DEP on its proposed rules on the "Determination of Substantial Reliance on a Letter of Interpreation"

Andover Twp. Mayor Bob Smith's June 4, 2009 "Riverbank" Presentation to FERC

NJ Highlands Coalition letter to State Planning Commission Chairman McKenna in response to EAI at Pohatcong's attempt for a change in Planning Area designation on the State Plan Policy Map, May 22, 2009

NJ Highlands Coalition's comments to NJ Historic Preservation Office demonstrating inadquate Cultural Resources Study by PSE&G

The Louis Berger Group's Cultural Resource Study of the project route, written on behalf of PSE&G

PSE&G's Highlands Applicability Determination (HAD) exemption application, filed with NJDEP September 5, 2008

NJ Highlands Coalition's letter to NJDEP requesting extension of period for public comments in their consideration of PSE&G's HAD

NJ Highlands Coalition's comments to NJDEP on the PSE&G HAD

NJ Highlands Coalition's comments (cover letter) to the NJ Highlands Council Consistency Determinationon 500kv Power Line and Appendix 1

NJ Highlands Coalition's comments to the NJ Highlands Council on the PSE&G HAD

NJ Highlands Coalition and other group's joint letter to Governor Corzine requesting his veto of the minutes of the July 17, 2008 Highlands Council meeting at which the Council voted to adopt the Regional Master Plan, July 22, 2008

NJ Highlands Coalition's comments to the Highlands Council on Draft Procedures for Highlands Redevelopment Procedures, July 15, 2008

NJ Highlands Coalition's comments to NJDEP on the Mt. Hope Biomass Highlands Applicability Determination, July 3, 2008