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Notice of Rule Proposal
Remediation Standards, N.J.A.C. 7:26D and Technical Requirements for Site Remediation, N.J.A.C. 7:26E-1.3(d), 1.13

Public Notice
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing new rules, and rule amendments.  The Department is proposing minimum remediation standards for ground water, surface water and soil pursuant to the Brownfield and Contaminated Site Remediation Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10B-12(a).  Remediation standards for soil are proposed at new N.J.A.C. 7:26D-4, and the Department proposes to recodify with amendments the existing remediation standards for surface water and ground water from the Technical Rules at N.J.A.C. 7:26E-1.13 to the proposed new Remediation Standards rules at N.J.A.C. 7:26D-2 and 3, respectively.  The Department intends to apply these standards to contaminated sites according to all applicable New Jersey statutes.  The Department intends that the new remediation standards in concert with the amended Technical Rules, will form the minimum standards by which all sites in New Jersey are to be remediated.
The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated May 7, 2007.  A copy of the proposal (PDF) is available from the DEP web site; official repository libraries; and LexisNexis Customer Service at (800)223-1944 or  Be advised that there may be a fee for obtaining a copy of the proposal from some sources.

A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

June 7, 2007 at 2 PM
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Public Hearing Room
401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ

Written comments may be submitted by July 6, 2007 (comment period extended to July 27, 2007) to:

ATTN: 07-07-04/46
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Leslie W. Ledogar, Esq.
Office of Legal Affairs
PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

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