Cumberland Salem Conservation District
1516 Route 77 
Deerfield Street, NJ 08313
Phone: (856) 451-2422

Dear District Partners & Clients,

The Cumberlad-Salem Soil Conservation District is open to serve our clients during these uncertain times. However, we are also working to follow the recommendations of the CDC in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic regarding social distancing and avoiding direct person-to-person contact. 

To this end, we are asking that any and all business that can be conducted online or over the phone be done in this manner. 

For all regulatory business related to the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act, site Inspections will be conducted as usual by the field staff, with very limited direct person-to-person contact.

District Board of Supervisor Meetings have been cancelled until further notice.  

Please note that as of now, the Cumberland Salem Conservation District is open and plans on staying open and active unless mandated otherwise. We will continue keeping you up to date on your projects and progress as usual. Should you require any assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email or phone, but do allow for a reasonable response time as things may be just a bit slower than usual.

August 17, 2020

Notice of Permit Extension Eligibility

Take notice that in accordance with the Permit Extension Act of 2020 (P.L.2020, c.53), soil conservation district certifications of soil erosion and sediment control plans in existence on March 9, 2020 are eligible to have the running of the period of approval automatically suspended for the COVID-19 extension period. This is the period beginning March 9, 2020 and continuing for as long as a public health emergency, pursuant to the “Emergency Health Powers Act,” P.L.2005, c.222 (C.26:13-1 et seq.), that has been declared by the Governor in response to COVID-19, is in effect. The tolling shall extend the certification of plans at least six months beyond the conclusion of the COVID-19 extension period.

Any certification eligible to be subject to the automatic suspension of the running of the period of approval for the COVID-19 extension period must be registered, by the Permittee, with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection within 30 days of the date of this notice. The running period of any certification not registered with the Department of Environmental Protection shall not be suspended for the COVID-19 extension period. The extension shall not apply if a new certification or recertification is required due to changes to the plan or project since March 9, 2020.

In accordance with P.L. 2010, Chapter 113, Soil Restoration Act, the State Soil Conservation Committee has revised its Standards for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control in New Jersey to include provisions for mitigating the negative impacts of soil compaction on construction sites subject to review and regulation by the New Jersey Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act, N.J.S.A. 4:24-39, et seq. These provisions have been included within Chapters 8 (Topsoil) and 19 (Land Grading) of the Standards.

Effective December 7th, 2017, applications submitted to a local Soil Conservation District for erosion and sediment control plan certification may need to include provisions to mitigate potential soil compaction in accordance with the revised Standards. Previously certified Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plans, Plan eligible for recertification and minor revisions are not subject to the adopted amendments.

Standards, forms or documents associated with the soil restoration requirements are listed below. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Administrative Bulletin 2017-4.0 Soil Restoration Measures

Topsoiling Standard (Section 8)

Land Grading Standard (Section 19)

Soil Restoration Notes Required on Plans

Soil Compaction Mitigation Verification Form 

Sample Soil Restoration Plan Image

Sample Soil Restoration Single Family Plan Image

Technical Bulletin: 2018-1.0 Applicability of Soil Restoration Requirements

Technical Bulletin: 2018-2.0 Applicability of Soil Restoration Requirements to Urban Redevelopment Areas

Guidance In Determining If Your Project Is In An Excluded Area For
Soil Erosion Restoration Measures