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Notice of Rule Proposal
Pesticide Control Code, N.J.A.C. 7:30

Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing amendments, repeal and new rules in the Pesticide Control Code, N.J.A.C. 7:30. A statement of the substance of the proposal follows: codify administrative, civil and criminal authority granted to the Department by P.L. 2007, c. 246, commonly known as the “Environmental Enforcement Enhancement Act” in part by publishing a schedule of “base” penalties for certain violations and a penalty “matrix” for calculating penalties for other violations; reclassify certain violations listed in the current rule as “non-minor” to “minor” and afford a period of time to correct the violation without penalty in accordance with the Grace Period Law; conform the State’s rules to Federal Worker Protection Standards that became effective on January 2, 2017; authorize a third party to administer pesticide certification examinations for a fee, and also allow the Department to charge a fee for any examinations it may give; and extend current beekeeper notification requirements in the rules to keepers of “native bees” as required by recent legislation (P.L. 2017, c. 295).

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated May 20, 2019. A copy of the proposal (PDF) is available from: Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) website at or through LexisNexis’s free public access to the New Jersey Register at

A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:30 AM
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625
1st Floor Hearing Room

Written comments may be submitted electronically by July 19, 2019 at; or in hard copy to:

Nathalie Verhaegen
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 03-19-04
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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