Through the State Programmatic General Permit (SPGP), property owners considering small-scale beach replenishment may obtain valuable technical expertise, reduce compliance costs, and facilitate project implementation.
Benefits of the SPGP could include:
Expedited right-of-entry permitting process
Environmental Assessment exemptions
Bifurcated jurisdictional agreements
Site visits and site-specific evaluations
Project review and coordination with coastal geologists
Adaptive management regimes to foster proactive, rather than reactive responses to coastal erosion processes
Property owners participating in the SPGP are generally required to conduct photographic shoreline monitoring, water quality monitoring for turbidity, and/or beach profiling in the form of cross-sectional surveys.