What is the DRCC?

Do you know if your project is subject to DRCC review? Well, if you are located in Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Somerset County, or Middlesex County it very well might be! The Delaware and Raritan Canal Commission, also known as the DRCC, is a state agency that was created in 1974. Their mission is to prepare, adopt, and implement a master plan for the development of the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park. However, the commission’s jurisdiction reaches far beyond the park’s borders. In fact, this agency oversees more than 450-square miles of watershed around the canal.

If you are a contractor or developer whose property lies within DRCC jurisdiction, you must earn approval from this commission to get your project off the ground. Depending on the scope of these improvements, the DRCC will review for the following:

  • Stormwater Runoff & Water Quality Impact
  • Stream Corridor Impact
  • Traffic Impact
  • Visual Impact
  • Historic Impact
  • Natural Impact

Each of these items are reviewed to protect the environmental, historic, and recreational value of Delaware and Raritan Canal, and to preserve the park’s beauty for years to come. With the help of WJH Engineering, we can ensure that your DRCC application process is quick and efficient for everyone involved!