Governing Law and Regulations
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water Quality
DEP Division of Water Supply and Geoscience Bureau of Water System and Well Permitting Well Permitting and Regulation Section (WPRS)
DEP Climate and Environmental Management Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program
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 established standards for the classification of groundwater and regulations that address discharges to groundwater permitting under the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) permitting program. NJPDES permits are required for discharges of industrial and sanitary wastes to groundwater. See the state section NPDES PERMIT for more information.