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Notice of extension of comment period

Proposed Amendment: N.J.A.C. 7:9A-3.17

PUBLIC NOTICE

Take notice that the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) is extending the comment period for the proposed amendment at N.J.A.C. 7:9A-3.17, Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems. The Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems, N.J.A.C. 7:9A (Standards), govern the location, design, construction, installation, alteration, repair, and operation of individual subsurface sewage disposal systems, commonly known as “septic systems.” The Department is proposing an amendment to the Standards to remove the requirement that an authorized installer of proprietary technologies possess a National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Certified Installer of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (CIOWTS) Advanced Level certification. 

The proposal was published in the New Jersey Register on June 15, 2020, at 52 N.J.R. 1261(a).  The comment period for the proposal was originally scheduled to close on August 14, 2020.   The Department is extending the comment period until September 14, 2020.

Submit comments by September 14, 2020, electronically at https://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments. The Department encourages electronic submittal of comments. In the alternative, comments may be submitted on paper to:

Gary J. Brower, Esq.
Attn: DEP Docket Number: 02-20-05
Office of Legal Affairs
Department of Environmental Protection
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
Mail Code 401-04L
PO Box 402
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0402

Please refer to the original proposal for detailed information regarding the proposed rules.

The notice of proposal may be viewed or downloaded from the Department’s website at https://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/notices/20200615a.html.

 

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