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All currently effective NJBPU rules are available from the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and LexisNexis®. The statutes under which NJBPU is granted its authority are N.J.S.A. 48:1 et seq. These statutes may be accessed at Rutgers Law Library. This website's statutory database is updated daily by the Law Library of the Rutgers School of Law - Newark. The Rutgers Law Library website's rules database is updated by LexisNexis concurrently with the publication of the printed updates to the New Jersey Administrative Code, to which updates are published two weeks after publication of the New Jersey Register issue containing the rule changes included in the update.

Active Rules:

 

Chapter 1 - Rules of Practice

 

Re-adoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 14:1, Adopted New Rules: N.J.C.A. 14:1-5 and 7.5, Rules of Practice. Adopted on August 19, 2015 at 47 N.J.R. 2388(b) posted in the NJ Register on September 21, 2015, with an expiration August 19, 2022.

 

Adopted Amendment: N.J.A.C. 14:1-5.12, Tariff Filings or Petitions Which Propose Increase in Charges to Customers. Adopted on January 17, 2019 at 51 N.J.R. 414(d) posted in the NJ Register on March 18, 2019, expiration date of August 19, 2022.  (Currently on Appeal)

 

 

Chapter 2 – Underground Facilities

 

N.J.A.C. 14:2-6.2 - Notice of Administrative Correction. 47 N.J.R. 2636(c) posted in the NJ Register on October 19, 2015.

 

Re-adoption: N.J.A.C. 14:2, Underground Facilities: One-Call Damage Prevention System. Adopted on February 11, 2015 at 47 N.J.R 659(a), posted in the NJ Register on March 16, 2015, expiration date of February 11, 2022.

 

 

Chapter 3 – All Utilities

 

Draft Proposed Re-adoption with Amendments N.J.A.C. 14:3.8,  Extension to Provide Regulated Services.

 

Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 14:3-1.1, 3A.2, and 3A.4, All Utilities, Utility Service for Life Sustaining Equipment. Adopted on July 2, 2020 at 52 N.J.R. 1566(a), posted in the NJ Register on August 3, 2020, expiration date of February 11, 2022.

 

Re-adoption: N.J.A.C. 14:3, Notice of Readoption. Readopted on February 11, 2002 at 47 N.J.R. 661(a), posted in the NJ Register on March 16, 2015, expiration date of February 11, 2022.

 

Adopted New Rules: N.J.A.C. 14:3-2A, Infrastructure Investment and Recovery. Adopted on December 19, 2017 at 50 N.J.R. 630(a), posted in the NJ Register on January 16, 2018, expiration date of February 11, 2022.

 

Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C 14:3-8.5 and 8.14, Service Connections, Extensions of Service. Adopted on May 25, 2016 at 48 N.J.R. 1305(b), posted in the NJ Register on June 20, 2016, expiration date of February 11, 2022.

 

Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 14:3-8.1, 8.2, 8.4, 8.5, 8.9, 8.10 and 8.11, Adopted Repeal and New Rule: N.J.A.C. 14:3-8.6, Adopted New Rule: N.J.A.C. 14:3-8.14, Adopted Repeals: N.J.A.C. 14:3-8.7, 8.8, 8.12 and 10, Service Connections Extensions of Service. Adopted on November 16, 2015 at 47 N.J.R 3133(c), posted in the NJ Register on December 21, 2015, expiration date of February 11, 2022.

 

 

Chapter 4 – Energy Competition

 

Re-adoption: N.J.A.C. 14-4, Notice of Readoption, Energy Competition. Adopted effective date February 27, 2019 at 51 N.J.R. 476(a), posted in the NJ Register on April 1, 2019, expiration date of February 27, 2026.

 

Proposed Amendments: Notice of Proposed Substantial Changes Upon Adoption to Proposed Amendments Energy Competition Standards Licensing and Registration Proposed Changes: N.J.A.C. 14:4-1.2 and 5. Posted at 52 N.J.R.2044(a) on November 16, 2020. Written comments are due by January 15, 2021.

 

 

 

Chapter 5 – Electric Service

 

Re-adoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 14:5 Adopted New Rules: N.J.A.C. 14:5-8.7, 9.5, and 9.8 Adopted Repeal: N.J.A.C. 14:5-9.2, Electric Service. Adopted on July 22, 2015 at 47 N.J.R. 2165(c), posted in the NJ Register on August 17, 2015, expiration date of July 22, 2022.

 

 

Chapter 5A – Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Cost and Trust Fund Review

 

Re-adoption: N.J.A.C. 14:5A, Notice of Adoption, Nuclear Plant Decommissioning Cost and Trust Fund Review. Readopted on September 21, 2015 at 47 N.J.R. 2392(a), posted in the NJ Register on September 21, 2015, expiration date of August 19, 2022.

 

 

Chapter 6 – Gas Service

 

Notice of Readoption Gas Service: Readoption: N.J.A.C. 14:6. Adopted on May 20, 2021 at 53 N.J.R. 1087(a), posted in the NJ Register on June 21, 2021, expiration date of May 20, 2028.

 

 

Chapter 7 – Natural Gas Pipelines

 

Special Amendment Adopted and Concurrent Proposed Amendment: N.J.A.C. 14:7-2.7. Authorized on June 26, 2019 at 51N.J.R. 1287(a), posted in the NJ Register on August 5, 2019, expiration date of December 26, 2020.

 

Re-adoption: N.J.A.C. 14:7, Notice of Readoption, Natural Gas Pipelines. Readopted on December 16, 2015 at 48 N.J.R. 139(b), posted in the NJ Register on January 19, 2016, expiration date of December 16, 2022.

 

 

Chapter 8 – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

 

Proposed New Rules: N.J.A.C. 14:8-11, Proposed Amendments: N.J.A.C. 14:8-2.2, 2.3, 2.8, 2.9 and 2.11, Successor Solar Incentive Program. Proposed on August 16, 2021 at 53 N.J.R. 1337(a). Comments due by October 15, 2021

 

Proposed New Rule: N.J.A.C. 14:8-2.12, Cost Cap Calculation. Proposed on September 7, 2021 at 53 N.J.R. 1476(a). Comments due by November 6, 2021

 

Proposed Amendments: 14:8-2.2, 10.1, 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6, Proposed New Rules: N.J.A.C. 14:8-10.7, Transition Incentive Program Rules. Proposed on August 2, 2021 at 53 N.J.R. 1243(a). Comment are due by October 1, 2021.

 

Draft Notice of Draft Proposed New Rules: N.J.A.C. 14:8-11, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Minimum Filing Requirements, Comment are due April 10, 2021.

 

Proposed Amendments: N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.6, 9.8 and 9.10, Community Solar Energy Pilot Program Rules. Proposed on November 16, 2020 at 52 N.J.R. 2039(a). Comment due by January 15, 2021.

 

Proposed Amendments: N.J.A.C. 14:8-9.2, 9.4 and 9.8, Community Solar Energy Pilot Program Rules. Proposed on November 16, 2020 at 52 N.J.R. 2041(a). Comments due by January 15, 2021.

 

Proposed Amendment: N.J.A.C. 14:8-2.5. Energy That Qualifies for a Class I REC. Proposed on December 7, 2020 at 52 N.J.R. 2093(b). Comment due by February 5, 2021.

 

Adopted New Rules: N.J.A.C. 14:8-10, Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 14:8-2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.8, 2.9 and 2.11, Solar Transition Incentive. Adopted on September 10, 2020 at 52 N.J.R. 1850 (a), posted in the NJ Register on October 5, 2020.

 

Adopted Amendment: N.J.A.C. 14:8-2.4, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Adopted on January 8, 2020 at 52 N.J.R. 146(b), posted in the NJ Register on February 3, 2020, expiration date of May 20, 2026.

 

Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 14:8-2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.10, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Adopted on May 8, 2018 at 51N.J.R. 1058(a), posted in the NJ Register on June 17, 2019, expiration date of February 27, 2026.

 

Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 14:8-2.3, and 2.6, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Adopted on August 7, 2019 at 51 N.J.R. 1470(a), posted in the NJ Register on September 16, 2019, expiration date of May 20, 2026.

 

Re-adoption: N.J.A.C. 14:8, Notice of Readoption, Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy. Readopted on February 27, 2019 at 51 N.J.R. 477(a), posted in the NJ Register on April 1, 2019, expiration date of February 27, 2026.

 

 

Chapter 9 – Water and Wastewater

 

Adopted New Rule: N.J.A.C. 14:9-12. Water Utility Uniform System of Accounts. Adopted on August 16, 2021 at 53 N.J.R. 1399(a).

 

Adopted New Rule: N.J.A.C. 14:9-13. Sewer or Wastewater Utility Uniform System of Accounts. Adopted on August 16, 2021 at 53 N.J.R. 1400(a).

 

Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 14:9-10; Adopted New Rule: N.J.A.C. 14:9-10.7, Distribution System Improvement Charge (DSIC). Adopted on June 30, 2017 at 49 N.J.R. 2542(a), posted in the NJ Register on August 7, 2017, expiration date of January 21, 2022.

 

Readoption: N.J.A.C. 14:9, Notice of Readoption, Water and Wastewater. Readopted on December 17, 2020 at 53 N.J.R.125(a), posted in the NJ Register on January 19, 2021, expiration date of December 17, 2027

 

 

Chapter 10 – Telecommunications

 

Re-adoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 14:10, Adopted Repeals: N.J.A.C. 14:10-1A.12, 4.2, 5.5, 6.2, 6.3, 6.5, 6.6, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7 and 12.12 and 14:10-12 Appendex B, Adopted Repeal and New Rule: N.J.A.C. 14:10-5.2, Telecommunications. Adopted on January 21, 2015 at 47 N.J.R. 489(a), posted in the NJ Register on February 17, 2015, expiration date of January 21, 2022.

 

Draft Proposed Readoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 14:10, Telecommunications.

 

Chapter 17 – Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Office of Cable Television

 

Re-adoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 14:17, Adopted New Rule: N.J.A.C. 14:17-8.5, Rules of Practice and Procedures of the Office of Cable Television. Adopted on March 24, 2017 at 49 N.J.R.1097(a), posted in NJ Register on May 1, 2017, expiration date of March 24, 2024.

 

 

Chapter 18 – Regulations of Cable Television

 

Re-adoption with Amendments of N.J.A.C. 14:18, Adopted New Rules: N.J.A.C. 14:18-3.27 and 16.8, Adopted Repeal: N.J.A.C. 14:18-6.5, Regulations of Cable Television. Adopted on September 30, 2014 at 46 N.J.R. 2165(a), posted in NJ Register on November 3, 2014, Expiration date of September 30, 2021.

 

Proposed Re-adoption with Amendments: N.J.A.C. 14:18, Proposed Repeals: N.J.A.C. 14:18-3.16, 16.6 and 16.7 and Proposed New Rule: N.J.A.C. 14:18-7.9, Regulations of Cable Television. Proposed on October 4, 2021 at 53 N.J.R. 1661(a). Comments due by December 3, 2021.

 

 

Chapter 29 – Energy Emergency

 

Re-adoption: N.J.A.C. 14:29, Notice of Readoption, Energy Emergency. Effective date July 15, 2020 at 52 N.J.R. 1617(a), posted in the NJ Register on August 17, 2020, expiration date of July 15, 2027.

 

 

Chapter 31 – Grant and Loan Programs

 

Re-adoption: N.J.A.C. 14:31, Notice of Readoption, Grant and Loan Programs. Readopted on April 23, 2014 at 46 N.J.R. 862(a), posted in the NJ Register on May 19, 2014, expiration date of April 23, 2021.

 

 

Inactive (Expired) Rules:

None at this time.

 

Petitions for Rulemaking:

Larry S. Loigman Petition for Rulemaking

 

Notice of Receipt of Petition for Rulemaking Energy, Reliability and Security, N.J.A.C. 14:3-3.7 and 3A.7; and 14:5-8.11 and 8.12. Posted in the NJ Register on December 21, 2020 at 52 N.J.R.2209(a).

 

Energy, Reliability and Security, Notice of Denial of Petition for Rulemaking N.J.A.C. 14:3-3.7 and 3A.7; and 14:5-8.11 and 8.12. Posted in the NJ Register on March 1, 2021 at 53 N.J.R. 385(a).

All currently effective BPU rules are now available from the NJ Office of Administrative Law and Lexis/Nexis