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Section: Classification and arrangement; effect on construction

Statute: 13:15B-5

4. a. The Historic New Bridge Landing Park Commission shall prepare, or cause to be prepared, and, after a public hearing, or public hearings, adopt a master plan or portion thereof for the physical development of the Historic New Bridge Landing State Park, or amend the master plan. The master plan shall consist of a general management plan and an interpretive plan. The master plan may include proposals for various stages in the future development or preservation of the park. The master plan shall include a report presenting the objectives, assumptions, standards and principles which are embodied in the various interlocking portions of the master plan. The master plan shall be a composite of the one or more written proposals recommending the physical development and expansion of the park either in its entirety or a portion thereof which the commission shall prepare after meetings with the governing bodies of the affected municipalities and counties, and any agencies and instrumentalities thereof. b. In preparing the master plan or any portion thereof or amendment thereto the commission shall consider existing patterns of development and any relevant master plan or other plan of development, and shall insure widespread citizen involvement and participation in the planning process. c. The commission shall act in support of local suggestions or desires to complement the park master plan. Consultation, planning, and technical expertise shall be made available to local planning bodies that wish to implement land-use policy to enhance the park area. The commission shall act on or refer complaints by citizens' groups or private residents who discover hazardous situations, pollution, or evidence of noncompliance with use regulations. d. Upon completion, the commission shall submit the master plan or any amendment to the master plan to the Commissioner of Environmental Protection for review and approval. The commissioner shall approve or disapprove the master plan or any amendment thereto within 90 days of receipt thereof. The commissioner may, for cause, disapprove the master plan or any amendment thereto. In the event that the commissioner fails to take action on the master plan or any amendment thereto within the 90-day period specified herein, then the master plan or amendment, as appropriate, shall be deemed to have been approved. L.2009, c.45, s.4.

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