New Jersey Bioassays and Biomonitoring regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Bioassays and Biomonitoring: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Wastewater discharge permits: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:14A-1.1 to 7:14A-23.34

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Bioassays: NJAC 7:14A–6.5

Definitions: NJAC 7:14A-1.2

Biomonitoring policies: NJAC 7:9B-1.5(f) and NJAC 7:14A-13.6

Water-quality-based effluent limitations (WQBELs): NJAC 7:14A-13.21

Toxicity reduction evaluations (TREs): NJAC 7:14A-13.17

Laboratory certification: NJAC 7:18-1.1 to 7:18-10.9

Certification applications: NJAC 7:18-2.5

Fees: NJAC 7:18-2.9

On-site audits: NJAC 7:18-2.14

Conditions of certification: NJAC 7:18-2.6

Acute toxicity testing: NJAC 7:18-7.1 to 7:18-7.7

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water Quality

DEP Division of Environmental Safety and Health Office of Quality Assurance

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Environmental and Chemical Laboratory Services (ECLS)

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. 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, ...


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New Jersey Bioassays and Biomonitoring Resources

Type Title
Checklists Quality Assurance Manual Checklist
Forms Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Test Report
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