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Notice of Extension of Comment Period
Surface Water Quality Standards, N.J.A.C. 7:9B

Take notice that, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:1D-5.1(a), the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is extending the comment period on the proposal of amendments to the Surface Water Quality Standards, N.J.A.C. 7:9B, to upgrade 749 river miles to Category One (C1) antidegradation designation based on exceptional ecological significance and exceptional fisheries resource.  The Department is additionally proposing to reclassify waters based on trout sampling data and to make other administrative changes to correct or clarify rule language. (see 50 N.J.R. 308(a)).  The proposal was published in the New Jersey Register on March 4, 2019.

The proposal indicated that written comments may be submitted by May 3, 2019. The public comment period is extended until Monday, June 3, 2019.

The Department encourages electronic submittal of comments. Submit comments electronically at  Each comment should be identified by the applicable N.J.A.C. citation, with the commenter's name and affiliation following the comment. In the alternative, comments may be submitted on paper to:

Gary J. Brower, Esq.
Attention: DEP Docket Number: 01-19-01
Office of Legal Affairs
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Mail Code 401-04L; PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0402

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