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Technical Support and Related Documents

The Bureau of Water Quality Standards and Assessment (BWQSA) is responsible for the development, adoption, and administration of New Jersey's Surface Water Quality Standards and Ground Water Quality Standards. BWQSA is also responsible for conducting and coordinating water quality assessments of all waters of the State. These assessments are reported through the New Jersey Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report (Integrated Report).

Below are links to various technical support documents and other documents related to the development and administration of the Surface Water Quality Standards Program, the Ground Water Quality Standards Program, and the Water Quality Assessment Program.

Surface Water Quality Standards
Antidegradation/Category One Fact Sheet Adobe Acrobat pdf document
Basis and Background for Ammonia Criteria (December 2000) Adobe Acrobat pdf document
Biological Condition Gradient for Tiered Aquatic Life Uses in New Jersey (USEPA, 2005) Adobe Acrobat pdf document
Category One Buffers Fact Sheet Adobe Acrobat pdf document
Derivation of New Jersey-Specific Wildlife Values as Surface Water Quality Criteria (USEPA, 2001) Adobe Acrobat pdf document
Final Nutrient Criteria Enhancement Plan (NJDEP, 2009) Adobe Acrobat pdf document
List of References on Riparian Zones Adobe Acrobat pdf document
Proposed Revision of the New Jersey Water Quality Standards for Cyanide in Saltwater (PVSC, 2007) Adobe Acrobat pdf document
Revised Methodology for Deriving Health-Based Ambient Water Quality Criteria (USEPA, 2000)
Surface Water Quality Standards Fact Sheet Adobe Acrobat pdf document
Technical Information Related to Developing a Saltwater Nickel Addendum to the Ambient Water Quality Criteria Document (BCUA, 2003) Adobe Acrobat pdf document
Technological Feasibility of Proposed Water Quality Criteria for New Jersey (USEPA, 2005) Adobe Acrobat pdf document
Use Attainability Analysis of The New York Harbor Complex (NJDEP, June 1985) Adobe Acrobat pdf document
USFWS Biological Opinion Document (USFWS, 1996) Adobe Acrobat pdf document

Ground Water Quality Standards
Basis and Background Document for 2005 GWQS Rule Amendments Adobe Acrobat pdf document
Basis and Background Document for 2007 Rule Amendments: Nitrate as a Surrogate for Assessing Impact of Development Using Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems on Ground Water Quality (2007) Adobe Acrobat pdf document
USEPA Integrated Risk Information System

Water Quality Assessment

2010 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report (Integrated Report)

  • 2010 Integrated Report final Adobe Acrobat pdf document
  • 2010 Integrated Report (draft) Adobe Acrobat pdf document
  • 2010 Draft Integrated Report Fact Sheet Adobe Acrobat pdf document
  • 2010 Draft Integrated Report Presentation Adobe Acrobat pdf document
  • 2010 Integrated List final Adobe Acrobat pdf document
  • 2010 Integrated List (draft) Adobe Acrobat pdf document
  • 2010 303(d) List final Adobe Acrobat pdf document
  • 2010 303(d) List (draft) Adobe Acrobat pdf document
  • 2010 Methods Document final Adobe Acrobat pdf document
  • 2010 Methods Document (revised draft) Adobe Acrobat pdf document
  • 2010 Data Sources Table Adobe Acrobat pdf document
  • USEPA Guidance (for 2010 Integrated Report)

2008 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report (Integrated Report)

2006 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report (Integrated Report)

2004 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report (Integrated Report)

2002 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report (Integrated Report)

Older Water Quality Reports

The following historic reports (prior to 2006) are also available from New Jersey's electronic digital library at njedl.rutgers.edu/NJdlib:

Quality Control Information

For more information, please contact the Bureau of Water Quality Standards and Assessment at (609) 777-1753.

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