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Notice of Rule Proposal:
Sludge Quality Assurance, N.J.A.C. 7:14C

Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is proposing to readopt the Sludge Quality Assurance rules (SQAR – N.J.A.C. 7:14C) with amendments. The SQAR establish reporting procedures to monitor the quality and quantity of sludge generated throughout the state by domestic and industrial treatment works. The Department proposes to mandate electronic submittal of monitoring report forms, and to exempt some of the smallest generators from the requirement to submit analytical reports.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated June 6, 2011.  A copy of the proposal is available from the DEP website, by contacting Mr. Jim Lunski, rule manager, by phone at (609) 633-3823 or by email at, or by going to  Be advised that there may be a fee for obtaining a copy of the proposal from some sources.

Written comments may be submitted by August 5, 2011 to:

Alice A. Previte, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 09-11-05
NJDEP - Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L
401 East State Street, 4th Floor
PO Box 402
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

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