Governing Law and Regulations
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water Quality Bureau of Pretreatment and Residuals
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules.New Jersey is authorized by EPA to administer the NPDES permit program, including the NPDES pretreatment program. The state has adopted by reference the federal pretreatment standards under Section 307 of the Clean Water Act and 40 CFR 405 through 40 CFR 471. See the national section PRETREATMENT STANDARDS.
All owners of publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) who receive industrial waste and are subject to federal or state pretreatment standards must develop and implement a pretreatment program for controlling those industrial contributors. The program must be submitted to DEP for approval.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Pretreatment and Residuals, in the Division of Water Quality, is responsible ...