New Jersey Pretreatment Standards regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Pretreatment Standards: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Industrial pretreatment program: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:14A-1.2; NJAC 7:14A-19.1

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Wastewater discharge permits (New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) permits): NJAC 7:14A-2.3 (adopting federal rules by reference)

Pretreatment standards for sewage: New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 58:11-49 to 58:11-58

Indirect users: New Jersey Water Pollution Control Act, NJSA 58:10A-1 to 58:10A-43

Minimum standards for indirect users: NJAC 7:14A-21.2

Significant indirect users: NJAC 7:14A-1.2, NJAC 7:14A-21.10

Residuals management: NJAC 7:14A-20.7

Sludge monitoring: NJAC 7:14C-1.1 to 7:14C Appendix

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water Quality Bureau of Pretreatment and Residuals

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 is authorized by EPA to administer the NPDES permit program, including the NPDES pretreatment program. The state has adopted by reference the federal pretreatment standards under Section 307 of the Clean Water Act and 40 CFR 405 through 40 CFR 471. See the national section PRETREATMENT STANDARDS.

All owners of publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) who receive industrial waste and are subject to federal or state pretreatment standards must develop and implement a pretreatment program for controlling those industrial contributors. The program must be submitted to DEP for approval.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Pretreatment and Residuals, in the Division of Water Quality, is responsible ...

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