This data layer is a depiction of the boundaries of CAFRA centers, CAFRA cores, CAFRA nodes, mainland coastal centers, and non-mainland coastal centers used in CAFRA permitting by the NJDEP. CAFRA centers, cores and nodes are those centers, cores and nodes, respectively, that have been adopted by the State Planning Commission and reviewed and accepted by the Department for the purposes of CAFRA. The Department delineated mainland and non-mainland coastal centers, based in part on centers identified in the 1992 State Development and Redevelopment Plan, where the State Planning Commission had not yet designated centers. Delineations were digitized over 1991 orthophotography at a minimum scale of 1:12,000. 1995 orthophotography was used to spot check ground conditions. Certain mainland coastal centers expired on March 15, 2007 in accordance with the Coastal Zone Management rules at N.J.A.C. 7:7E-5B.6. However, the Permit Extension Act extended their expiration until July 1, 2010 subject to certain conditions. As a result, the expiration of the following 12 mainland coastal centers was extended until July 1, 2010: Egg Harbor coastal town, Egg Harbor Township; Town Bank/North Cape May coastal town. Lower Township; Cape May Court House coastal regional center, Del Haven coastal village, Goshen coastal hamlet, Green Creek coastal hamlet, Rio Grande coastal regional center, Swainton coastal hamlet, and Whitesboro/Burleigh coastal village, Middle Township; Barnegat coastal town, Barnegat Township; Toms River coastal regional center, Toms River Township; and Lakewood coastal regional center, Lakewood Township. The mainland coastal centers of West Atlantic City coastal town, Egg Harbor Township and Schellenger's Landing coastal town and Villas coastal village, Lower Township expired on March 15, 2007. These coastal centers are located wholly within environmentally sensitive areas identified under the Act and therefore their expiration was not extended. The official description of the mainland coastal center boundaries is the written description posted on the Department's Permit Extension Act web page https://www.nj.gov/dep/opppc/extension.htm. The description of the non-mainland coastal center boundaries is the written description in Appendix 3 of the Coastal Zone Management rules, N.J.A.C. 7:7E. Boundaries of centers, cores and nodes within the CAFRA area were clipped from the 2001 State Plan Policy Map (cenline2, nodes and cores shape files), as amended through May 18, 2010 and form the boundaries of CAFRA centers, cores and nodes. In 2004, the State Planning Commission adopted rules that set expiration dates for certain State Planning Commission designated centers and cores that were not approved through the plan endorsement process. The expiration dates of these designated centers and cores were modified by operation of law by enactment of the Permit Extension Act of 2008. As a result, certain State Planning Commission designated centers and cores that consisted entirely of environmentally sensitive areas expired in their entirety. Environmentally sensitive portions of other designated centers and cores also expired. In response to the expiration of all or portions of these State Planning Commission designated centers the Department repealed all or portions of the CAFRA centers that correspond to these expired State Planning Commission centers. These areas reverted to the Coastal Planning Area that corresponds to the underlying State Plan Planning Area. The following CAFRA centers were repealed in their entirety: Laurel Lake CAFRA village and Port Norris CAFRA village Commercial Township; and, Delmont CAFRA village, Dorchester-Leesburg CAFRA village, Heislerville CAFRA village and Port Elizabeth Bricksboro CAFRA village, Maurice River Township. Portions of the following CAFRA centers and cores were repealed: Oceanville CAFRA village, Smithville CAFRA town, Smithville CAFRA core, and Wrangleboro CAFRA town, Galloway Township; Wildwood City/North Wildwood City/Wildwood Crest Borough/West Wildwood Borough CAFRA regional center, Wildwood City, North Wildwood City, Wildwood Crest Borough, West Wildwood Borough; Cape May City CAFRA town, Cape May City; Cape May Point CAFRA village, Cape May Point Borough; Bridgeton CAFRA regional center, City of Bridgeton; Cedarville CAFRA village, Lawrence Township; Millville-Vineland CAFRA regional center, Millville City and Vineland City; Mauricetown Station CAFRA hamlet, Maurice River Township; Atlantic Highlands CAFRA town, Atlantic Highlands Borough; Long Branch City CAFRA regional center, Long Branch City; Manasquan Borough CAFRA town, Manasquan Borough; and Red Bank CAFRA Regional Center, Red Bank Borough.