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.