Governing Law and Regulations
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water Quality
New Jersey Pinelands Commission
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New Jersey establishes effluent limitations and water quality standards under authority of the New Jersey Water Pollution Control Act. New Jersey follows the federal scheme regarding effluent limitations. State requirements are more stringent than federal requirements for certain water bodies and specific analytical parameters.
• Administration and enforcement. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Water Quality is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's effluent limitations regulations.
New Jersey has established effluent standards for all discharges into surface waters of the state.
Direct and Indirect Discharges
NJAC 7:14A-12.1 to 7:14A-12.11 and Appendices
The state has regulations for federal and state effluent standards which may be ...