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Hurricane Sandy Recovery Resources and Information Update #3

Information has now been posted on our website so if you have not been receiving our emails, please go to
The MTA/NJ is continuing to work hard to obtain information and resources for those impacted by the storm. We have some updated information to share with you: 

Permitting: The DEP Division of Land Use Regulation has issued a special notice concerning emergency repair activities.  Please click here to read the full notice.  We have included below the information specific to marinas: 


Damaged marina structures that were legally existing prior to Hurricane Sandy may be reconstructed without obtaining CAFRA and waterfront development permits, provided:

  1. They are reconstructed in the same footprint without enlargement or relocation;
  2. The number of dwelling units or parking spaces is not increased; and
  3. the area covered by buildings, concrete or asphalt is not increased . 

In addition, waterfront development structures, including bulkheads must be replaced to the previously existing elevation to qualify for the exemption from permit requirement. The citation for the CAFRA exemption from permit requirement is found at N.J.A.C. 7:7-2.1(c)3.  The citation for the Waterfront Development Zane exemption is found at N.J.A.C. 7:7-2.3(d)6.


For more updates and DEP advisories, please visit the DEP HURRICANE SANDY PAGE. 


Resources and Assistance Available:  A number of our members have contacted us offering their assistance and items available including environmental consulting, diesel generators, diesel pumps, boat stands, and clean up services.  Please contact us if you are in need of any assistance at or 732-292-1051. 


Member Needs:  We do have a member that is in need of a set of drop forks for a forklift.  Please contact us ASAP at 732-292-1051 if you can help. 


Voting Information:  Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, some changes have been made to help increase access to voting locations across the state.  To find out more information about your local polling place on Tuesday, November 6, please contact your municipal clerk's office. If you have any additional questions, please visit the New Jersey Division of Elections website at

Assessing Impacts:  We are in the process of contacting every member to see how everyone is doing and to assess impacts and damage. Obtaining a full assessment of the impacts to our industry will greatly help in our discussions with state agencies, federal agencies, legislators and the administration in getting the resources we need. If you are able, please take just a minute to let us know how you and your business/facility fared and if you have any immediate needs.  You can send a quick email to or call 732-292-1051. 

Wishing you all well.


Melissa Danko

Executive Director


Marine Trades Association of New Jersey
"New Jersey's Voice on the Water"
2516 Highway 35, Suite 201
Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
P. (732) 292-1051
F. (732) 292-1041
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