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Notice of Rule Proposal
Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems N.J.A.C. 7:9A

PUBLIC NOTICE

Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing an amendment to the Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems (the Standards), N.J.A.C. 7:9A.  The Standards govern the design, location, construction, installation, alteration, operation and repair of individual subsurface sewage disposal systems, commonly known as “septic systems”.  The proposed amendment will remove the requirement that an authorized installer of advanced wastewater pretreatment devices, products in lieu of laterals and/or filter material, and drip dispersal technologies possess a National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Certified Installer of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (CIOWTS) Advanced Level certification.  The Standards will continue to require, at N.J.A.C. 7:9A-3.17, that the manufacturer of these specialized proprietary technologies certify that the installer has sufficient knowledge to install that manufacturer’s proprietary technology.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated June 15, 2020.  A copy of the proposal is available from the Department of Environmental Protection’s website at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/proposals/20200615a.pdf and LexisNexis free public access to the New Jersey Register at http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/njoal/.

Written comments may be submitted electronically by August 14, 2020 at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments or in hard copy to:

Gary J. Brower, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 02-20-05
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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