NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL
Land Use Management
Water Monitoring and Standards Program
Bureau of Water Quality Standards and Assessment
Notice of Rule Proposal
Ground Water Quality Standards: Proposed Readoption and Recodification
with Amendments, N.J.A.C. 7:9-6 as N.J.A.C. 7:9C
Take notice that the Department of Environmental Protection
is proposing to recodify and amend the Ground Water Quality
Standards (GWQS) rules at N.J.A.C. 7:9-6 (proposed N.J.A.C.
7:9C). Amendments include updating language and outdated references
throughout the rule, revising the subsections concerning criteria
derivation, and updating many of the health based criteria and
practical quantitation levels for specific ground water pollutants
listed in the GWQS based on current scientific information in
risk assessment and analytical capability. In addition, interim
specific criteria developed and used by the Department since
1993 are being codified as specific criteria in Appendix Table
1. These rules are promulgated under the authority of the New
Jersey Water Pollution Control Act (N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq.)
and the Water Quality Planning Act 58:11A-1 et seq.).
for public comment on the GWQS will be published concurrently
with this proposal to address items that are being adopted without
change in this proposal.
The proposal is scheduled for publication in the New Jersey
Register on October 4, 2004. A copy of the proposal is available
from the Bureau of Water Quality Standards and Assessment at
(609) 777-1753, and also may be accessed through
the Department's web site (PDF).
Copies can also be obtained from Westlaw Publishing at 1-800-808-WEST.
Please be advised that there may be a fee for obtaining a copy
of the proposal from some sources.
Take notice that the rule proposal published in the Oct 4,
2004 NJ Register contained typographical errors in the "Summary
of Changes to the GWQS" table. View
the Notice of Administrative Correction (PDF).
A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:
Monday, November 15, 2004
3 PM to 5 PM or close of testimony whichever occurs first,
and 6 PM to 8 PM or close of testimony, whichever occurs first
Public Hearing Room, 1st Floor
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
401 East State Street
Trenton, New Jersey
Written comments may be submitted until January 3, 2005 to:
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Leslie W. Ledogar, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 16-04-09/405
Office of Legal Affairs
P.O. Box 402
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0402
Take notice that the comment period for this rule proposal
was extended from December 3, 2004 to January 3, 2004, as
published in the December 20, 2004 NJ Registe. View
the Notice of Extension of Comment Period.