Governing Law and Regulations
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water Quality Bureau of Nonpoint Pollution Control
New Jersey Department of Agriculture (DOA)
Local soil conservation district offices
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 has been authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) discharge permits program, known as the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) program in the state. New Jersey generally follows the federal permitting regulations for stormwater discharges associated with industrial facilities, construction activities, and municipalities, with state-specific application requirements and facility management standards. Stormwater permits in New Jersey cover discharges to both surface water and groundwater. See the national section STORMWATER—GENERAL for information on the federal stormwater permitting program, and the state sections STORMWATER—INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES, STORMWATER— CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES, and STORMWATER—MUNICIPALITIES for information on the state requirements for specific discharges.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Nonpoint Pollution Control is responsible for the administration and enforcement of ...