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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Division of Water Supply & Geoscience

Notice of Rule Proposal
Safe Drinking Water Act Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:10
Regulations Governing the Certification of Laboratories, N.J.A.C. 7:18

PUBLIC NOTICE
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act rules.  A statement of the substance of the proposal follows:

The Department is proposing to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act rules at N.J.A.C. 7:10, which incorporate by reference the Federal Revised Total Coliform Rule, to establish New Jersey-specific requirements for implementation of that rule, including a microbiological monitoring schedule, start-up procedures for seasonal water systems, Level 1 and Level 2 assessments, parties approved to perform Level 2 assessments, and the extension of the 24-hour limit for the collection of repeat samples on a case-by-case basis.  The Department is proposing to update the program contact information at N.J.A.C. 7:10-2.6 and corresponding references to that information throughout the rules.  The Department is also proposing to amend the Regulations Governing the Certification of Laboratories and Environmental Measurements, N.J.A.C. 7:18, with respect to the requirements governing the notice certified laboratories must provide to the water system, local health authority, and the Department regarding E. coli water sample results and nitrate/nitrite water sample results.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated March 20, 2017.  A copy of the proposal is available from: http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/proposals/20170320a.pdf; and LexisNexis free public access to the New Jersey Register (www.lexisnexis.com/njoal). 

A public hearing(s) concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

Monday April 10th, 2017 1:00 P.M.
Department of Environmental Protection
401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ  08625
1st floor, Public Hearing room

Written comments may be submitted electronically by May 19, 2017 at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments; or
In hard copy to:

Ryan Knapick, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 01-17-02
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L; PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

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