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WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLANNING RULE: N.J.A.C. 7:15

Rule Information
Statutory Authority: N.J.S.A. 13:1D-1 et seq., 13:19-1 et seq., 13:20-1 et seq., 23:2A-1 et seq., 40:55D 93-99, 58:1A-1 et seq., 58:10A-1 et seq., 58:11A-1 et seq., 58:16A-50 et seq., 58:11-23 et seq., and 58:29-1 et seq.
Effective Date: May 20, 2008 - Readoption
July 7, 2008 - Amendments, Repeals and New Rules
Rule Expiration Date: May 21, 2013
Announcements
Adopted Readoption with Amendments and New Rules
Published in the New Jersey Register July 7, 2008
Current Rule
Complete Rule
 
The WQMP rule documents above are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. These online copies are "courtesy copies." To obtain official copies of these regulations consult the NJDEP Office of Legal Affair's How to Get Copies of Departmental Rules page.

Status Update

County Wastewater Management Plan Status Report (pdf)
July 31, 2013

Rule Guidance

Slideshow Overview of the Water Quality Management Planning Rules (N.J.A.C. 7:15) Readopted with Amendments
July 2008

Table Identifying Locations of New Provisions and Major Changes to the Water Quality Management Planning Rules (N.J.A.C. 7:15)
Effective July 7, 2008

WMP Guidance

County Wastewater Management Plan Template (Word)
September 2009
Urbanized Municipalities List
July 2011
Executive Order 109

Nitrate Dilution Model Related Information

Nitrate as a Surrogate for Assessing Impact of Development Using Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems on Ground Water Quality
May 21, 2007
A Recharge-Based Nitrate-Dilution Model for New Jersey, v6.2 (MS Excel)
A Recharge-Based HUC 11-Scale Nitrate-Carrying-Capacity Planning Tool for New Jersey, v3.0 (MS Excel Workbook)
A Recharge-Based Nitrate-Dilution Model for Small Commercial Establishments in New Jersey, v2.2 (MS Excel)
Map of New Jersey Septic Densities Based on Regional HUC 11 Analysis - this map depicts statewide variations in HUC 11 septic densities
Septic Density per HUC 11 (MS Excel) - average acres per individual subsurfacesewage disposal system, HUC 11s by County and HUC 11s by Municipality

Septic Management Plan Guidance

So You Need a Septic Management Plan? (Pdf Format) - an introductory overview of amended WQMP rule requirements for development of Septic Management Plans as components of updated wastewater management plans
Septic Systems 101: A Primer to Understanding Your ISSDS (Pdf Format) - an introduction to septic system operation principles and maintenance recommendations

TMDL Related Guidance

US EPA 2002, EPA Review of 2002 Section 303(d) Lists and Guidelines for Reviewing TMDLs under Existing Regulations
US EPA 2002, Establishing TMDL Wasteload Allocation (WLAs) for Stormwater Sources and NPDES Permit Requirements Based on those WLAs
US EPA 2006, Establishing TMDL "Daily" Loads in Light of the Decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Friends of the Earth, Inc v. EPA et al.

Model Ordinances

Minimum Acceptable Riparian Zone Model Ordinance (Pdf Format)
February 2010
Septic Management Model Ordinance (Pdf Format)
October 2009
Septics in SSA's Model Ordinance (Pdf Format)
September 2009
Riparian Zone Model Ordinance (Pdf Format)
July 2008
Steep Slope Model Ordinance (Pdf Format)
June 2008
Fertilizer Application Model Ordinance (Pdf Format)
June 2006
Model Stormwater Control Ordinances for Municipalities (Pdf Format)
March 2004

SEWAGE INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT ACT (SIIA) GRANTS RULE: N.J.A.C. 7:22A

Rule Information
Statutory Authority: N.J.S.A. 13:1D-1 et seq., 40:55D-93 et seq., 58:10A-1 et seq., 58:11A-1 et seq., 58:25-23 et seq. and P.L. 1989, c.181 and P.L. 1990, c.28
Effective Date: April 21, 2005 - Readoption
May 16, 2005 - Adopted Amendments
Rule Expiration Date: April 21, 2011
Current Rule
Complete Rule
 
The SIAA Grants rule documents above are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. These online copies are "courtesy copies." To obtain official copies of these regulations consult the NJDEP Office of Legal Affair's How to Get Copies of Departmental Rules page.

HIGHLANDS WATER PROTECTION AND PLANNING ACT RULES: N.J.A.C. 7:38 (pdf)

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT RULE: N.J.A.C. 7:8

Rule Information

As the Department of Environmental Protection's Permit Efficiency Review Task Force recommended, the Department has consolidated most of its stormwater-related functions into the Division of Water Quality's Bureau of Nonpoint Pollution Control, effective December 6, 2008. This included the management of the Stormwater Management Rule, N.J.A.C. 7:8.

Information about Stormwater Permitting and Management Programs (By clicking this link you will be redirected to the www.njstormwater.org web site.)

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