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The Water Quality Management Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:15, are now final and are effective as of
November 7, 2016.  The new rules, which repeal and replace the prior rules, will streamline the wastewater planning process and eliminate the burdensome duplication of requirements found previously in both wastewater planning and other permitting programs. 

The role of the office is to advance Water Quality Management through the coordination of
planning and permitting activities.  This will be achieved through the following efforts:

  1. Technical Support: Working with counties and private property owners on Sewer Service Area amendments, Wastewater Management Plans, consistency assessments and other related water quality management planning issues;
  2. Planning & Implementation: Managing water quality planning grants; public engagement for Combined Sewer Outfall/Long Term Control Plans and overall statewide water quality planning through the Continuing Planning Process;
  3. Coordination:  Coordinating activities among Water Resource Management programs, Land Use Management, other DEP programs, the regulated community and planning agencies across the state.
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