NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL
Water Resources Management
Division of Water Supply and Geoscience
Notice of Rule Proposal
Well Construction and Maintenance; Sealing of Abandoned Wells N.J.A.C. 7:9D
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing amendments to the Well Construction and Maintenance; Sealing of Abandoned Wells N.J.A.C. 7:9D rules. These rules establish requirements and standards for the permitting, construction and decommissioning of wells, the licensing of well drillers and pump installers, and the activities and responsibilities of the New Jersey State Well Drillers and Pump Installers Examining and Advisory Board. The Department is proposing amendments to address issues that have become apparent since the January 2, 2018 adoption. The proposed amendments include revisions to the Well Driller and Pump Installer licensing requirements, changes in the timing of reporting of continuing education points (CEPs) by CEP providers, and clarification of the procedures for how a license can be renewed if certain requirements have not been achieved by the existing regulatory deadlines. Additional proposed amendments include relocation of the well labeling provisions to effectuate the requirement of labeling for Category 1, 2 and 3 wells, but not Category 4 wells, and administrative corrections to amend cross referencing errors within the rule.
The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated October 19, 2020. A copy of the proposal is available from the Department of Environmental Protection’s website at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/proposals/20201019a.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 December 19, 2020 at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments; or in hard copy to:
Robert S. Guzek Jr., Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 05-20-09
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