14. The commissioner, with a view towards minimizing detrimental effects on the environment and protecting public safety, shall adopt rules and regulations relating to and including, but not limited to, the following:
a.Use of snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and dirt bikes, insofar as fish, wildlife, and plantlife resources, and public safety are affected;
b.Use of snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and dirt bikes on public lands and waters under the jurisdiction of the Department of Environmental Protection; and
c.Use of snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, and dirt bikes at three sites on State-owned land pursuant to section 38 of P.L.2009, c.275 (C.13:1L-5.1).
The commissioner may locate, designate, and make available by the effective date of P.L.1991, c.322 appropriate areas of public lands upon which snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, and dirt bike safety education and training programs established or certified by the commissioner in accordance with section 15 of P.L.1973, c.307 (C.39:3C-15) may be conducted. The commissioner shall report to the Legislature and the Governor within one year after the effective date of P.L.1991, c.322 on the size and location of the public lands located, designated, and made available; on the frequency of the use, or the estimated frequency of use, of these public lands for safety education and training programs; and the environmental impact of this use on the lands.
L.1973, c.307, s.14; amended 1985, c.375, s.14; 1991, c.322, s.3; 2009, c.275, s.14.