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Notice of Rule Proposal
Underground Storage Tanks, N.J.A.C. 7:14B, Water Pollution Control Act, N.J.A.C. 7:14, and Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites, N.J.A.C. 7:26C

Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing new rules and amendments affecting the requirements applicable to Underground Storage Tanks (USTs).  The proposed new rules and amendments relate to secondary containment; operator training, designation, and duties; partially regulated UST systems; field constructed tanks and airport hydrant systems; operation and maintenance walkthrough inspections; UST registration; notification; UST service provider certifications; and civil administrative penalties.  The proposed rules apply to tanks that store motor fuel, liquid petroleum products, waste oil, or other hazardous substances, and all heating oil tanks of 2,001 gallons or more for on-site consumption at businesses or commercial operations.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated May 15, 2017.  The proposal may be viewed or downloaded from the Department's web page at: or through LexisNexis’s free public access to the New Jersey Register at

A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 2:00 P.M.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
4th Floor Large Conference Room
401 East State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Written comments may be submitted electronically by July 14, 2017 at; or in hard copy to:

Alice A. Previte, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 07-17-03
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L; PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

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