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Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules:
The Overview

Course Code: EN0404CA18

NJDEP Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules Training

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Last Held: February 15, 2018
9:00am - 4:30pm (Check-in time: 8:30am)

Next offering tentatively planned for July 2018. Registration will open when course date is confirmed.


Flood Hazard Area Certificate Program

This is one of three classes that you will need to take if you want to earn the new Flood Hazard Area Certificate!

For more information, please contact Pamela Springard-Mayer at
848-932-7463 or pspring@njaes.rutgers.edu.

This one-day seminar presents a detailed overview of New Jersey's Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules. These rules represent the most stringent statewide flood mitigation and stream-corridor protection standards in the country.

Featured Topics

  • Introduction and Overview of the FHACA Rules
    • Regulated waters, regulated areas, and regulated activities
    • Basic permitting standards/types of approvals
  • Verifications
    • NJDEP/FEMA flood mapping (Methods 1, 2, 3)
    • Determining riparian zone limits and top of bank
  • Calculating and Approximating Flood Hazard Areas
    • Methods 4, 5, 6
  • Basic Standards for activities within riparian zones
    • Avoidance, minimization, and mitigation
    • Allowable disturbance for various activities
    • Introduction to riparian zone creation, restoration, enhancement, and preservation

The February 15, 2018 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

In addition to 0.6 Rutgers CEUs, this environmental training course has been approved for the following credits:

NJ Licensed Water and Wastewater Operators - 6 TCHs (Approval #01-120720-30)

NJ Certified Public Works Managers - 3 Technical; 3 Government

NJ Health Officers & Registered Environmental Health Specialists - Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 6.0 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

NJ Licensed Professional Engineers - 6.5 Continuing Professional Competency Credits

NJ Continuing Legal Education - 6.0 CLEs

NJ LSRP - 6 Regulatory CECs

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Limit one discount per course registration!

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


We strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505
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Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules: The Overview" or Course Code EN0404) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer, 848-932-7463

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.