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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION
Division of Water Quality

Notice of Rule Proposal
Licensing of Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Operators - N.J.A.C. 7:10A

Public Notice
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is proposing to readopt with amendments the Licensing of Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment Operators rules, N.J.A.C. 7:10A.  The Department also proposes related amendments to the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14A-6.12.  The amendments to the rules pertain to requirements for training contact hours (TCH) for operator license renewal; the requirements for testing; the extension of time for license renewal to active duty military personnel and licensed operators who are undergoing a hardship; the duties and responsibilities of licensed operators; a new provision stating that Very Small Water System (VSWS) licensed operators wishing to operate more than 10 systems must submit a written request to the Department for approval; and changes in the fee schedule for application fees, initial license fees, annual license fees and late renewal fees.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the July 7, 2008 New Jersey Register.  A copy of the proposal (PDF) is available on the Department’s web site, by contacting Gautam R. Patel, Rule Manager at (609) 984-6840, or LexisNexis Customer Service at (800) 223-1944 or http://www.lexisnexis.com/bookstore.  Be advised that there may be a fee for obtaining a copy of the proposal from some sources.

A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 10:00 am until close of testimony
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
401 East Street
1st Floor Hearing Room
Trenton, NJ 08625

Written comments may be submitted until September 5, 2008 to:

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Alice A. Previte, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 06-08-05/621
Office of Legal Affairs
PO Box 402
401 East State Street – 4th Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

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