New Jersey Water - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

New Jersey Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES): New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:14A-1.1 to 7:14A-25.10

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Effluent limitations: NJAC 7:14A-12.2 to 7:14A-12.11

Thermal discharges: NJAC 7:14A-7.6 and 7:14-14.2

Pretreatment: NJAC 7:14A-19.1 to 7:14A-19.11

Stormwater: NJAC 7:14A-24.1 to 7:14A-25.10

Agricultural waste: NJAC 7:14A-2.13

Wastewater treatment operators: NJAC 7:10A-1.1 to 7:10A-1.15

Drinking water: NJAC 7:10-1.1 to 7:10-15.5

Groundwater: NJAC 7:9C-1.1 to 7:9-1.11 and NJAC 7:19-1.1 to 7:19-18.6

Underground injection wells: NJAC 7:14A-8.1 to 7:14A-8.18

Oil spills: NJAC 7:1E-1.1 to 7:1E-10.4

Spill prevention: NJAC 7:1E-2.1 to 7:1E-4.11

Wetlands: NJAC 7:13-1.1 to 7:13-19.2, NJAC 7:7A-1.1 to 7:7A-17.1, and NJAC 7:7-1.1 to 7:7-10.7

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

New Jersey Department of Agriculture (DOA)

Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) New York and Philadelphia Districts

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Jersey has been delegated primacy from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting program, and promulgate rules and regulations to enforce the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA).

New Jersey has also enacted its own counterpart to the federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan. The state's Discharge Prevention, Containment, and Countermeasure (DPCC) Plan and Discharge Cleanup and Removal (DCR) Plan requirements establish necessary steps to take in the event of an oil spill into state waters.

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