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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
DIVISION OF WATER MONITORING AND STANDARDS

Notice of Rule Proposal
Ground Water Quality Standards, N.J.A.C. 7:9C-1.7 and Appendix Table 1;
Discharges of Petroleum and Other Hazardous Substances Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:1E Appendix A

PUBLIC NOTICE
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is proposing amendments to the Ground Water Quality Standards, N.J.A.C. 7:9C-1.7 and Appendix Table 1; and the Discharges of Petroleum and Other Hazardous Substances Rules, 7:1E Appendix A. Specifically, the proposed amendments to the Ground Water Quality Standards rules would incorporate interim specific ground water quality criteria, interim practical quantitation levels (PQLs), and interim standards for 23 constituents of ground water as specific ground water quality criteria, PQLs, and standards by adding them to Appendix Table 1 and would also allow the Department to use alternative values or modified equations in the derivation of interim specific and specific ground water quality criteria when necessary to ensure that the criteria reflect the best available science and adequately protect human health. The proposed amendments to the Discharges of Petroleum and Other Hazardous Substances Rules would add perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) to the List of Hazardous Substances at Appendix A.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated April 3, 2017.  A copy of the proposal is available from the Department’s website at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/proposals/20170403b.pdf; the Department’s Bureau of Environmental Analysis, Restoration and Standards website at http://www.state.nj.us/dep/wms/bears/support_docs.htm#gwqs; and LexisNexis free public access to the New Jersey Register (www.lexisnexis.com/njoal).

A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

May 5 2017 at 10:00 A.M.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Hearing Room, 1st Floor
401 East State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Written comments may be submitted electronically by June 2, 2017 at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments; or in hard copy to:

Colin Emerle, Esq.
Attention: DEP Docket No. 03-17-03
Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

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