Environmental agency to weigh public beach access

    ‘Tis (almost) the season for hitting the beach. But exactly where and how you may be doing it is still up in the air.

    New Jersey’s Environmental Protection Department will hold the third of four public hearings today on proposed rules governing how much beach access communities have to provide to the general public.

    The regulations allow individual towns to adopt their own plans. That approach is opposed by many people who are concerned that towns won’t provide sufficient access to visitors.

    The DEP will decide whether to finalize the rules after the public comment period ends next month.

     

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