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New Jersey Environmental Rules

In New Jersey, statutes are implemented through rules that are codified in the New Jersey Administrative Code (the Code) (other states and the Federal government generally refer to their rules as “regulations”).  The rules that are utilized by the Department of Environmental Protection and other environmental agencies are codified at Title 7 of the Code.  Upcoming rule proposals, hearings, adoptions, and other information concerning amendments to the rules can be found by following the appropriate links on the NJDEP Rules & Regulations home page

The following list of rules contains links to "courtesy copies" of the documents, in PDF format, that can be accessed using a free reader available from Adobe. To get official copies and the regulatory history of the rule, check the information about how to get copies of the Department’s rules.  The statute(s) that a particular rule implements are listed under “Authority” on the front page of each rule. The New Jersey Department of State website offers New Jersey Statutes online.  Select the link for NJ Statutes Annotated (NJSA) on the Department of State’s website and use the site’s lookup options.

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Rule Name
Key Topics Brief Description of Purpose
and Scope of the Rule
Name of Program Responsible for Rule

Department Organization

Organizational structure
OPRA requests
Department addresses

Describes organization of the Department. 

Includes addresses for obtaining information from the Department and for filing subpoenas and record requests under OPRA.

Explains effect of Department Commissioner’s delegating authority.
Legal Affairs

Water Supply Loan Programs

Water supply loans

Governs the granting of loans by the Department from the 1981 Water Supply Bond Fund for qualified water supply projects, water supply projects, including the repair or rehabilitation and the interconnection of publicly owned water supply systems, and construction of water supply facilities or water systems to address ground water contamination problems.

Outlines application requirements for prospective loan recipients. 
Water Supply

Waiver of Department Rules (Waiver Rule)

Request for a waiver
Waiver decision
Conflicting rules basis for a waiver
Unduly burdensome basis for a waiver
Net environmental benefit basis for a waiver
Public emergency basis for a waiver

Sets forth the limited circumstances in which the Department may prospectively waive the strict compliance with any of its rules in a manner consistent with the core missions of the Department to maintain, protect, and enhance New Jersey’s natural resources and to protect the public health, safety, and welfare, and the environment.

Establishes four bases for waivers, at least one of which must be met in order for the Department to approve a waiver under this Waiver Rule.

Establishes the criteria the Department will use to evaluate a request for a waiver under this Waiver Rule.

Lists the rules that the Department will not waive under this Waiver Rule.

Establishes public notice requirements and the limitations that apply to any waiver issued under this Waiver Rule.

Legal Affairs

General Practice and Procedure

Rule petitions
Department contracting
Non-public records
Rulemaking process
Public hearings
Public comments
Sets forth the procedures to petition for a rule, the rules regarding debarment, suspension and disqualification from Department contracting, rules related to non-public records, and rules regarding extension of comment period and public hearings on proposals and quarterly rulemaking calendar
Legal Affairs
Discharges of Petroleum and Other Hazardous Substances
Notification of discharge requirements
Hazardous substances
List of hazardous substances
Hazardous chemicals
Discharge prevention planning

Covers the discharge of hazardous substances, including procedures to be followed in the event of a hazardous substance discharge. 

Contains registration, reporting, design and maintenance requirements for owners and operators of major facilities and transmission pipelines that handle hazardous substances

Contains list of hazardous substances at Appendix A.

Release Prevention

Worker and Community Right to Know Regulations
Community right to know
Chemical inventory data
Environmental release data
Materials accounting data
Sets forth the requirements for use by industries in collecting and reporting chemical inventory, environmental release and materials accounting data.  This information is used by the public, emergency planners, and first responders to determine the chemical hazards in the community.
Community Right to Know
County Environmental Health Standards of Administrative Procedure and Performance
County health department
Environmental health programs
Health performance standards

Sets forth standards for the administration of environmental health programs by county health departments and certified municipal or regional health agencies. 

Establishes environmental health performance standards for the control of air pollution, solid waste, noise, and water pollution.
Compliance and Enforcement
Processing of Damage Claims Pursuant to the Sanitary Landfill Facility Closure and Contingency Fund Act
Sanitary landfills
Landfill closure
Environmental claims
Governs processing of claims for damages proximately resulting from the improper operation or improper closure of a sanitary landfill facility.

Site Remediation

Processing of Damage Claims Pursuant to the Spill Compensation and Control Act
Hazardous substances
Environmental claims
Governs processing all claims for damages resulting from the discharge of a hazardous substance or threatened discharge of a hazardous substance

Site Remediation

Pollution Prevention Program Rules
Pollution prevention
Facility-wide permits
Non-product output (NPO)
Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)

Planning for the reduction of the use and release of hazardous substances and the generation of hazardous substances as non-product output by industrial facilities. 

Guidelines and procedures to be followed in pollution prevention planning, and the issuance of facility-wide permits to certain priority industrial facilities.
Pollution Prevention
Payment Schedule for Permit Application Fees
Permit application fee payments
Installment payments
Covers how to make installment payments for permit application fees greater than $1,000. Legal Affairs
State Park Service Code
Parks and recreation
Historic sites
Natural areas
Golf courses
Botanical gardens
Governs the use of all State parks, forests, recreation areas, historic sites, natural areas, marinas, golf courses, botanical gardens, and other lands, waters and facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department and assigned to the State Park Service. Parks and Forestry
State Forest Nursery
List of Approved Foresters
Forest Stewardship State Forest Nursery
Forest Stewardship Advisory Committee

Sets procedures for obtaining seedlings from the State Forest Nursery.

Governs the Department’s maintenance of an approved forester list in support of Farmland Assessment Act implementation.

Sets standards for Forest Stewardship Plans and for Plan compliance with a Plan.

Establishes Advisory Committee membership, function, and authorities

Parks and Forestry
The New Jersey Register of Historic Places Rules
Register of Historic Places
Historic places
Cultural heritage
Concerns the preservation of the State’s historic, architectural, archaeological, engineering and cultural heritage. Historic Preservation
Conserve Wildlife Matching Grants Program
Conserve Wildlife grants
Non-profit Organizations
Procedures to be followed by non-profit organizations in applying for Conserve Wildlife matching grants and for the awarding of those grants. Fish and Wildlife
Natural Areas and the Natural Areas System
Natural areas use
List of Natural Areas

Concerns the accepted use of natural areas by the public.

Contains a list of natural areas in the Natural Areas System
Natural Lands Management
Endangered Plant Species Program
Endangered plants

Procedures for developing and adopting a State endangered plant species list. 

Contains the official Endangered Plant Species List.
Natural Lands Management
State Trails System
State trails system
Establishes the standards, procedures and practices for designating and maintaining trails as a part of the State Trails System.

Green Acres

Office of Environmental Services Matching Grants Program for Local Environmental Agencies  

Chapter expired May 15, 2013

Aid for Urban Environmental Concerns Matching Grants Program for Environmental Agencies  

Chapter expired May 15, 2013

Coastal Zone Management Rules
Coastal wetlands
Waterfront development
Coastal permit
Water quality certificate
Federal consistency
Coastal Zone Management

Establishes the rules for the use and development of coastal resources within New Jersey’s coastal zone.  Sets forth the application procedures and standards for the review of coastal permit applications under CAFRA, the Wetlands Act of 1970, and Waterfront Development Law.  Standards for reviewing Federal Consistency Determinations under the Federal Coastal Zone Management Act and Water Quality Certificates in coastal areas under Section 401 of the Federal Clean Water Act.

(Note:  N.J.A.C. 7:7-26.1(e) provides that applications that were declared complete for review prior to July 6, 2015, are to be reviewed under the coastal rules in effect prior to July 6, 2015.  The Department’s courtesy copy of those rules is posted on the Division of Land Use Regulation’s webpage at:

Land Use Regulation
Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act Rules
Freshwater wetlands
Transition areas
State open waters

Describes the activities may and may not be conducted in and adjacent to freshwater wetlands and State open waters.

Tells how to apply for a permit to conduct activities in wetlands, State open waters and transition areas.

Land Use Regulation
Stormwater Management
Municipal Stormwater Management Plan
Major development
Ground water recharge
Stream corridor protection plan
Special water resource protection areas (C1)
Soil erosion

Contains general requirements for stormwater management plans and stormwater control ordinances. 

Provides the content requirements and procedures for the adoption and implementation of regional stormwater management plans and municipal stormwater management plans. 

Establishes design and performance standards for stormwater management measures and establishes safety standards for stormwater management basins.
Water Quality
Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems
Individual subsurface sewage disposal systems
Onsite systems
Septic systems
Provides the standards for the proper location, design, construction, installation, alteration, repair and operation of individual subsurface sewage disposal systems Water Quality
Surface Water Quality Standards
Surface water quality criteria
Category 1 (C1)
Designated Uses
Stream classifications
Water classification

Protects surface water resources. 

Contains stream classifications, water designated uses, water quality criteria to protect uses, antidegradation policies and procedures for implementing water quality standards.
Water Monitoring and Standards
Ground Water Quality Standards
Ground water quality standards
Ground water quality criteria
Designated uses
Interim criteria

Specifies ground water classification, designated uses and ground water quality criteria.

Includes procedures for developing criteria, and implementing ground water quality standards. 

Contains table of groundwater quality criteria for various substances and chemicals.
Water Monitoring and Standards
Well Construction and Maintenance; Sealing of Abandoned Wells
Well drilling permits
Well abandonment or decommissioning
Well driller and pump installer licensing

Requirements for the construction and decommissioning (sealing) of wells.

Well driller and pump installer licensing requirements.

Describes composition and duties of State Well Drillers and Pump Installers Examining and Advisory Board.
Water Supply
Private Well Testing Act Rules
Private well testing
Disclosure of private well water quality
Laboratory certification
Governs the testing, reporting, notification, and confidentiality requirements applicable to potable wells at the time a property is transferred by a contract of sale or lease.  Water Supply
Safe Drinking Water Act
Drinking water standards and water system requirements
Physical connection and Water Main Extension permits
50 or more Realty Improvement certifications
Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs)

Governs the construction and operation of water systems; establishes drinking water standards to ensure for the provision of a safe and adequate water supply for consumption by the public.

Establishes standards for construction and procedures for certifications of water supply systems under the Reality Improvement, Sewerage and Facilities Act, N.J.S.A. 58:11-23.

Water Supply
Licensing of Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment System Operators
Operator licenses
Wastewater treatment
Water supply
Licensing requirements (including testing) for an operator of wastewater treatment systems, wastewater collection systems, and public water systems.

Water Quality

Water Supply

Water Compliance and Enforcement
New Jersey Water Supply Authority
Raritan Basin
Water supply
Manasquan Reservoir
Rules of the New Jersey Water Supply Authority governing the use of the Raritan Basin System, Manasquan Reservoir System, and all other State operated or owned water supply facilities under the jurisdiction of the Authority New Jersey Water Supply Authority
Shellfish Growing Water Classification
Shellfish harvesting
Commercial shell fishing licenses

Governs classification of shellfish growing waters as prohibited or approved for harvest based on Federal sanitary control standards.

Establishes special permits for harvesting from restricted waters for the purpose of transplanting or depuration.
Water Monitoring and Standards
Flood Hazard Area Control
Flood plains
Stream encroachment permits
Building in a floodplain

Permitting standards and procedures for projects to be conducted in flood plains in order to minimize or avoid flood damage.   Includes construction standards, standards for protection of near-stream vegetation, and methods of determining flood hazard area along waterways.

Contains lists of waterways for which Department has delineated the flood hazard area.
Land Use Regulation
Water Pollution Control Act
Wastewater treatment facilities
Construction of wastewater facilities
Water Civil Administrative Penalties
Water requests for adjudicatory hearings

Contains requirements for the construction of wastewater treatment facilities.

Establishes penalties for violations of the Water Pollution Control Act, including mandatory penalties under the Clean Water Enforcement Act.

Water Quality

Water Compliance and Enforcement
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
Wastewater discharge permits
Treatment works approvals
Stormwater permits

Regulates the discharge of pollutants to the surface and ground waters of the State.

Describes how to obtain a New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.

Describes how to obtain a Treatment Works Approval.
Water Quality
Underground Storage Tanks
Underground storage tanks
Tank registration
UST construction
UST certification
UST closure
Financial responsibility requirements
Subsurface Evaluator

Requirements for underground storage tank registration, construction, operation and closure.

Procedures for remediating a discharge from an underground storage tank.

Requirements for the Department's certification program for individuals and business firms who seek Department certification to work on underground storage tank systems.

Site Remediation

Sludge Quality Assurance
Rules for sludge quality assurance reporting required of all domestic and industrial treatment works which generate sludge in the State or which transport sludge into the State for use or disposal.  Water Quality
Determination of Environmental Benefit of the Reuse of Further Treated Effluent in Industrial Facilities
Determination of environmental benefit (DEB)
Industrial reuse of further treated effluent
Application requirements and review process for the determination of environmental benefit (DEB).  An applicant who receives a DEB can file with the Division of Taxation a claim for a corporate business tax credit and/or sales tax refund for qualifying equipment. Water Quality
Water Quality Management Planning
Statewide Water Quality Management Plan
Areawide Water Quality Management Plan
Consistency determination
Plan revision
Plan amendment
Wastewater management plan (WMP)
Water quality limited segment
Total maximum daily load (TMDL)
Watershed management grants

Prescribes water quality management polices and procedures concerning water quality management planning, including Statewide, areawide, and county water quality management plans (WQMPs) and wastewater management plans (WMPs). 

Provides review process and procedures for WQMP consistency determinations, revisions and amendments including WMPs. 

Describes process used to identify water quality limited segments. 

Sets forth two general approaches for development of total maximum daily loads. 

Establishes policies and procedures for the award of grant funds to watershed management groups.
Water Quality Management Planning
Regulations Governing the Certification of Laboratories and Environmental Measurements
Microbiological testing
Chemical testing
testing procedures including radon gas/radon progeny
Toxicity testing
Analyze immediately parameters
Sample Requirements

Contains quality assurance standards and procedures for certification of laboratories that perform environmental analyses to meet standards under various DEP regulatory programs, including drinking water, wastewater, solid/hazardous waste, sludge, and air.  Includes criteria and methods for sample collection as well as handling, preserving, and analyzing regulatory samples.

Quality Assurance
Water Supply Allocation Permits
Water allocation permits
Water use registrations
Water emergencies
Small Water Company Takeover Act
Governs the granting of privileges to divert water, the management of water quality and quantity and the response to water supply shortages, drought and other water emergencies. Water Supply
Dam Safety Standards
Dam safety standards
Governs the design, construction, inspection, operation, maintenance, modifications and repair of dams in New Jersey which raise the water height of a stream by more than five feet. Dam Safety
Agricultural, Aquacultural, and Horticultural Water Usage Certification
Agricultural Water Use Certifications and Registrations
Governs the granting of privileges to divert water by farmers and for other qualified agricultural, horticultural and aquacultural purposes. Water Supply
Financial Assistance Programs for Environmental Infrastructure Facilities
Wastewater Loans
Water Supply Loans
Stormwater/NPS Loans
NJ Environmental Infrastructure Trust
Pinelands Infrastructure Trust Financing Program

Rules governing the administration of financial assistance programs for a wide variety of water supply, wastewater, storm water and non-point source management projects. 

Rules regarding State matching grants that were formerly provided to public entities receiving Federal Construction Grants.

Rules that apply to the Environmental Infrastructure Financing Program that is jointly administered by the Department and the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust (Trust).

Pinelands Infrastructure Trust Financing Program rules - a combined grant/loan program. 

Minimum standards of conduct for program participants.
Water Quality
Sewage Infrastructure Improvement Act Grants  

Chapter expired April 21, 2013



Administration of Lake Restoration Projects
Lake restoration
Private lake
Public lake

Establishes policies and procedures for eligibility and distribution of grants and loans to government agencies and private lake associations for lake restoration projects.

Engineering and Construction

Dam Restoration and Inland Waters Projects Loan Program
Dam restoration
Green Acres
Farmland and Historic Preservation

Subject to the availability of funds, establishes policies and procedures for eligibility and distribution of grants and loans to government agencies, private lake associations and owners of private dams for dam restoration and inland waters projects.

Dam Safety
Division of Fish and Wildlife Rules
Fish and wildlife
Hunting licenses
Fishing licenses
Governs the management and harvest of fish and wildlife within the State. Fish and Wildlife
Oyster Management
Direct Market Harvest
Oyster Transplant
Creates the oyster management, direct market harvest, and oyster transplant programs including the required licenses, quotas, recordkeeping, season dates, fees, and penalties Shellfisheries
Solid Waste
Solid waste management
Solid waste vehicles
Regulated medical waste

Establishes standards and requirements for the management of solid waste (including regulated medical waste). 

Registration, operation, maintenance and closure of solid waste facilities.

Registration, operation and maintenance of solid waste transport vehicles.

Permit and other fees charged by the Department.

Waste Management

Recycling Rules
Recycling centers

Governs the operation of recycling centers.

Waste Management
Industrial Site Recovery Act Rules
Industrial Site Recovery Act
Industrial establishment
Remediation Agreement (RA)
Real estate transactions
Remediation Certification

Rules requiring the owner or operator of an industrial establishment to obtain a no further action letter or approval of a remedial action workplan from the Department, or execute a Remediation Agreement with the Department as a pre-condition to closing operations, or transferring ownership or operations (selling) of an industrial establishment.

Site Remediation
Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites
Use of Technical Guidance
Mandatory Timeframes
Regulatory Timeframes
Public Notice
Classification Exception Area
Remediation Funding Sources
Permits and Deed Notice
  Financial Assurance
Final Remediation Document
Response Action Outcome (RAO)
Direct Department Oversight
Unregulated Heating Oil Tanks (UHOTs)
Technical Assistance Grants
Linear Construction

Contains criteria concerning whether and when remediation must be conducted under the supervision of an LSRP.

Establishes timeframes by which certain phases of remediation must be completed. 

Requires payment of annual remediation and other fees and establishment of funding sources.

Contains rules concerning permits for the remedial action phase of remediation and model deed notice. 

Describes final remediation documents, including model response action outcome.

Describes direct Department oversight criteria, and contains penalties for violations of remediation rules.

Governs unregulated heating oil tanks (UHOTs) remediation and linear construction projects.

Site Remediation
Remediation Standards
Soil standards
Ground water remediation standards
Surface water remediation standards
Soil cleanup criteria
Alternative remediation standards
The Remediation Standards rules implement the provisions of the Brownfield and Contaminated Site Remediation Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10B-12, by establishing minimum standards for the remediation of contaminated ground water and surface water, and by establishing the minimum residential direct contact and non-residential direct contact soil remediation standards. Site Remediation
Technical Requirements for Site Remediation
Technical Requirement Variance
Interim Remedial Measures
Immediate Environmental Concern
Receptor Evaluations
Sampling Data QA/QC
Preliminary Assessment (PA)
Site investigation (SI)
Remedial Investigation (RI)
Remedial Action (RA)
Presumptive Remedy
Regulatory Timeframes

Sets forth the Department's minimum technical requirements for investigating and remediating sites which are contaminated or at which contamination is suspected.

Site Remediation
Heating Oil Tank System Remediation Rules
Unregulated Heating Oil Tanks (UHOTs)
Subsurface Evaluator

Requirements and procedures for remediating a discharge from a heating oil tank system.

As used in the rule, “heating oil tank systems” are residential above ground heating oil tank systems; small, non-residential above ground heating oil tank systems; and “unregulated” heating oil tank systems, which are underground storage tank systems.
Site Remediation
Hazardous Waste
Hazardous waste
Hazardous waste facilities
Hazardous waste transport (including rail carriers)

Concerns the registration, operation, closure and post-closure maintenance of hazardous waste facilities.

Waste Management
Solid Waste Utility Regulations
Solid waste disposal utilities
Public utility tariffs
Effective competition monitoring
Uniform bid specifications for municipal waste collection
Host community benefits
Solid waste collector utilities
Certificates of public convenience and necessity

Establishes the standards and requirements for utilities that collect and/or dispose of solid waste. 

Concerns transactional findings, solid waste tariffs, solid waste collection effective competition monitoring, uniform bid specifications for municipal waste collection, and host community benefits.

Compliance and Enforcement
Regulations of the New Jersey Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board
Licensed Site Remediation Professionals

The Regulations of the New Jersey Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board govern the licensing and performance of Licensed Site Remediation Professionals in New Jersey.

New Jersey Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board
Air Pollution Control
Open burning
Fuel combustion
Odor pollution
Manufacturing processes
Facility permits
Air pollution emergencies
Air quality standards
Inspection and maintenance of diesel-powered and gasoline-fueled motor vehicles
VOC and NOx RACT controls
Title V permits
Air toxics
Emissions offsets
Used oil combustion
Emission statements
Architectural coatings
Consumer and commercial products
Vehicular fuels
Mercury emissions
Heavy-duty diesel new engine requirements
Low emission vehicle program
NOx Budget program
CAIR program

Concerns the protection and improvement of air quality. 

Control and prohibition of air pollution from area, stationary and mobile sources. 

For mobile sources - inspection and maintenance programs for gasoline-fueled and diesel-powered motor vehicles, the Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) program, fuel requirements, and requirements for new heavy-duty diesel engines. 

For stationary sources - permitting and certification of facilities to control NOx, VOC and toxics, emission offset requirements, rules for the control of mercury emissions, the NOx budget program, requirements regarding the combustion of used oil, and the emissions statements program.

Controls emissions from architectural coatings, consumer products, and portable fuel containers.

Air Quality

Air Administrative Procedures and Penalties
Air civil administrative penalties
Air requests for adjudicatory hearings

Sets forth the penalties the Department may impose for violations of the Air Pollution Control rules.

Establishes the procedures for requesting an adjudicatory hearing regarding the imposition of these penalties.

Air Compliance and Enforcement

Sampling and Analytical Procedures
Air test methods

These five test procedures are used to test stacks, determine opacity, determine VOC emissions from sources and test the emissions of motor vehicles in the gasoline and diesel inspection and maintenance programs.

Air Quality

CO2 Budget Trading Program

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

CO2 emissions reduction strategy

Regional multi-state initiative
Fossil-fueled electric generating units
State annual allowance allocation budget
Quarterly allowance auctions
Auction proceeds returned to the state
CO2 budget source permit requirements

Rules to require the participation of New Jersey CO2 budget sources in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

Air Quality, Energy and Sustainability

Global Warming Solutions Fund
Strategic funding plan
Guidelines and priority ranking
Measurable Benefits

Rules to establish the framework, including the guidelines and the priority ranking system, that the EDA, the BPU, and the Department will use to select eligible programs and projects to receive funding from the GWSF.  Additionally, specifies the criteria for new, efficient electric generation facilities to be considered state of the art for purposes of the GWSF.

Air Quality, Energy and Sustainability
Greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting
Registration and reporting for refrigeration systems
Reporting for natural gas public utilities

Establishes annual registration and reporting requirements for refrigeration systems and gas public utilities to provide the Department with information on short-lived climate pollutants, which include methane and hydrofluorocarbons

Climate, Clean Energy, and Radiation Protection
Radiation Protection Programs
Ionizing radiation-producing machines
Radioactive materials
Disposal of radioactive materials
Medical diagnostic
x-ray installations
Dental radiographic Installations
Industrial and non-medical radiography
Major nuclear facilities
Certification of radon  testers and mitigators
Nuclear medicine technology
Mercury vapor lamps
Radio frequency radiation

Rules to prohibit and prevent the use or presence of unnecessary radiation.

Radiological Health

Noise Control
Noise ordinances

Sets forth regulations relating to the control and abatement of noise.

Acceptable noise levels for industrial,
commercial, public service or community service facilities.

Local Environmental Management
Pesticide Control Code
Pesticide Product Registration
Prohibited and restricted-use pesticides
Pesticide Dealers
Commercial Pesticide Operators
Pesticide Applicators
Pesticide Exposure Management

Governs the manufacturing, labeling, registration and classification of pesticides.

Registration requirements for pesticide dealers and pesticide dealer businesses.

Registration requirements for applicators of pesticides.

Concerns the distribution, use, application, storage, handling, transportation and disposal of pesticides in the State.

Agricultural worker protection rules.
Pesticide Compliance
Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act Program
" Hazard assessment
"" Risk management program
"" Emergency response
"" Extraordinarily hazardous substances (EHSs)

Regulates facilities handling extraordinarily hazardous substances (EHS) at or above certain specified threshold quantities to ensure risks to public safety from catastrophic accidental releases are minimized by the implementation of risk management programs.

Release Prevention

Real Property Taxation
"" Exemption from real property tax
"" Nonprofit organizations
Describes the eligibility requirements and application procedures for nonprofit organizations seeking a property tax exemption that requires certification by the Department. Green Acres
Green Acres Program
"" Garden State Preservation Trust (GSPT)
"" Land acquisition funding
"" Recreational development
"" Diversion procedures.

Criteria under which Green Acres will award funding to counties, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations for the acquisition and development of land for outdoor recreation and conservation purposes.

Procedures and standards for the disposal, or diversion to a use other than recreation and conservation, of those lands acquired with Green Acres assistance or otherwise encumbered with Green Acres restrictions.
Green Acres
Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act Rules
"" Highlands Preservation Area
"" Highlands Applicability Determination (HAD)
"" Highlands preservation area approval (HPAA)
"" Highlands Resource Area Determination (HRAD)
"" Highlands open waters
"" Forest cover
"" Impervious surface
"" Steep slopes
"" Septic density



Describes obtaining a determination regarding whether or not an activity in the Preservation Area is regulated and/or exempt (Highlands Applicability Determination).

Describes obtaining a permit (Highlands Preservation Area Approval) for a major Highlands development (regulated activity) in the Preservation Area.

Describes obtaining an approval to conduct a regulated activity if the activity involves health and safety, redevelopment, a claim of taking without just compensation, or 100% affordable housing (Highlands preservation area approval with waiver).

Describes obtaining a determination regarding the Highlands resources present on a specific site (Highlands resource area determination).
Land Use Regulation
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Review Zone
"" Delaware and Raritan Canal (D&R Canal)


Describes application process  for an approval from the D&R Canal Commission to do any project in the D&R Canal State Park.

Governs regulated activities associated with, in or adjacent to the D&R Canal.
Delaware and Raritan Canal Commission
Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan
"" Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP)
Pinelands Commission’s rules for applying for approval to do any project in the Pinelands Pinelands Commission
Landscape Irrigation Contractors
"" Landscape irrigation contractors
"" Certification
Tells how to apply to become a certified landscape irrigation contractor Landscape Irrigation Contractors Examining Board

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