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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Facilities in New Jersey that discharge wastewater directly into surface waters or into treatment systems may be required to conduct toxicity testing of their discharge as part of their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. The state refers to the NPDES permit program as the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) permit program. See the state section NPDES PERMIT for additional information about NJPDES permits.
Biomonitoring is the term used to describe a broad category of monitoring methods used to test the toxicity of the wastestream flowing from wastewater treatment plants, streams, rivers, ...