New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:8a-37 - Definitions

13:8A-37. Definitions
Except as the context may otherwise require:

a. "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Environmental Protection or his designated representative;

b. "Cost," as used with respect to cost of acquisition or cost of development, shall include, in addition to the usual connotations thereof, the cost of all things deemed necessary or useful and convenient in connection with the acquisition and development of lands by or with the assistance of the State, for recreation and conservation purposes, including expenditures by the State for the cost of issuance of bonds, the cost of engineering, inspection, relocation services, legal, financial, geological, hydrological and other professional services, the cost of organizational, administrative and other work and services of the State, including salaries, supplies, equipment and materials necessary to administer this act, and the cost of reimbursement of any fund or account from which moneys shall have been advanced to the State Recreation and Conservation Land Acquisition and Development Fund;

c. "Development" means any improvement to land or water areas designed to expand and enhance their utilization for outdoor recreation and conservation purposes, including but not limited to engineering and architectural fees, site preparation, construction of recreation facilities, and equipment necessary to make a facility initially operable. Development may also include, but not be limited to, the following types of ancillary support facilities: roadways, parking, landscaping, fencing, lighting, utilities, and buildings in support of outdoor recreation;

d. "Land" or "lands" means real property, including improvements thereof or thereon, rights-of-way, water, riparian and other rights, easements, privileges and all other rights or interest of any kind or description in, relating to or connected with real property;

e. "Local unit" means a municipality, county or other political subdivision of this State, or any agency thereof authorized to administer, protect, develop and maintain lands for recreation and conservation purposes;

f. "Recreation and conservation purposes" means use of lands for parks, natural areas, historic areas, forests, camping, fishing, water reserves, wildlife, reservoirs, hunting, boating, winter sports and similar uses for either public outdoor recreation or conservation of natural resources, or both.

L.1975, c. 155, s. 3, eff. July 15, 1975.

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