NEW SEPTIC RULE WORKSHOPS
Three free half-day workshops will
be held in June on the new septic system rule requiring
environmental asessments, which became effective in March.
The rule, known as Subchapter 8 of the
Water Quality Management Planning Rules, was adopted the
end of January.
Proposed revisions to the remaining part
of the rules, known as the "watershed rule", are expected
to be introduced later this year. A waiver was recently
granted extending the existing Water Quality Management
Planning Rules until April 30, 2002 to give the state more
time to review public input and draft improved regulations.
The septic rule requires environmental
assessments for new residential development of six or more
units and commercial development discharging 2,000 gallons
of wastewater or more per day into the ground.
The workshop schedule is:
- June 19 at Centenary College, formal
dining room Hackettstown
- June 20 at Mercer County College, Communications
Bldg., Room 109, West Windsor
- June 27 at Stockton College, Residential
Life Center, Pomona
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The
workshops run from 9 a.m. to noon.
The septic rule and fact sheets are available
on DEP's website at www.state.nj.us/dep/watershedmgt.
For more information, call DEP's Division
of Watershed Management at (609) 633-3812. For registration,
call Cook College Office of Continuing Professional Education
at (732) 932-9271.