How do I find a Permit By Rule application form online and what activities are subject to this process?

Permit-by-Rule regulations (Chapter 305) apply to certain activities covered under the Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA). The regulations identify activities taking place in or adjacent to wetlands and waterbodies that should not significantly affect the environment if carried out according to the standards contained in the regulations. A person proposing to do work that qualifies for Permit-by-Rule is required to file notice with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) instead of preparing an individual permit application.

Permit by Rule (NRPA) webpage