New Jersey Leak Detection regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Leak Detection: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Sanitary landfills: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:14A-9.7

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Landfills: NJAC 7:26-2A.6 Leachate collection system: NJAC 7:26-2A.7

Prevention and control of discharges:

Hazardous substances (buried piping): NJAC 7:1E-2.4

Waste discharges: NJAC 7:1E-2.10; NJAC 7:1E-4.8 (construction, installation, or modification)

Underground storage tank rules: NJAC 7:14B-6.2 to 6.4; NJAC 7:14B-4.2

Groundwater protection program plan (GWPP): NJAC 7:14A-7.6 and NJAC 7:14A-7.7

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs): NJAC 7:27-16.18

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Jersey's leak detection requirements apply to landfills, hazardous waste storage, and underground and aboveground storage tanks and generally follow the federal standards. The specific leak detection system standards vary depending on the type of unit or facility. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a review of general and federal leak detection requirements.

All hazardous waste landfills and surface impoundments have to have a leak detection system as part of their liner system. New Jersey has incorporated by reference the federal rules for liners of hazardous waste landfills and surface impoundments. There are no additional state requirements. See the national sections LANDFILLS and SURFACE IMPOUNDMENTS for additional guidance.

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