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The Division of Water Quality operates under the following legal authority:


Citation Statute Name
33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. Clean Water Act
42 U.S.C. 300F Safe Drinking Water Act
42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq Solid Waste Disposal Act

To view Federal Rules, Proposals and Regulations on-line, visit the U.S. Government Printing Office.



Citation Regulation Name
N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq. New Jersey Water Pollution Control Act
N.J.S.A. 58:11A-1 et seq. Water Quality Planning Act
N.J.S.A. 58:11-49 et seq. Pretreatment (no official title)
N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq. Spill Compensation and Control Act
N.J.S.A. 58:11-64 et seq. Water Supply and Wastewater Operator's Licensing Act
N.J.S.A. 13:1D-1 et seq. DEP Act of 1970
N.J.S.A. 13:1E-1 et seq. Solid Waste Management Act
N.J.S.A. 58:4A-4.1 et seq. Subsurface and Percolating Waters Act
N.J.A.C. 7:9-9.1 et seq. Sealing of Abandoned Wells
N.J.S.A. 58:12A-1 et seq. Safe Drinking Water Act
N.J.S.A. 58:25-23 et seq. Sewage Infrastructure Improvement Act
P.L. 1969, c. 127 Water Conservation Bond Act of 1969
P.L. 1976, c.92 Clean Waters Bond Act
P.L. 1980, c.70 Natural Resources Bond Act of 1980
P.L. 1985, c. 306 Pinelands Infrastructure Improvement Act of 1985
P.L. 1985, c.329 Wastewater Treatment Bond Act of 1985
P.L. 1989, c.181 Stormwater Management and Combined Sewer Overflow Abatement Bond Act of 1989
P.L. 1992, c.88 Green Acres, Clean Water, Farmland and Historic Preservation Act of 1992
N.J.A.C. 7:9-6 New Jersey Ground Water Quality Standards
N.J.A.C. 7:9A Standards for Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems (updated 05/14/12)
N.J.A.C. 7:9B New Jersey Surface Water Quality Standards
N.J.A.C. 7:14 Water Pollution Control Act
N.J.A.C. 7:14A New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES)
N.J.A.C. 7:14C Sludge Quality Assurance Regulations (SQAR) (updated 6/21/06)
N.J.A.C. 7:14D Determination of Environmental Benefit of the Reuse of Further Treated Effluent in Industrial Facilities
Water Quality Managment Planning
N.J.A.C. 7:22 Financial Assistance Programs for Environmental Infrastructure Facilities
N.J.A.C. 7:22A Sewage Infrastructure Improvement Act Grants


Recent Actions on Rules and Regulations

Stormwater Rules - NJPDES Stormwater Regulation, Underground Injection Control

How To Get a Copy of Departmental Rules

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The New Jersey Administrative Code is a compilation of all of the rules of State agencies.

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The New Jersey Register and the New Jersey Administrative Code may be available for review at individual public and university libraries throughout the State. Contact the library directly to determine if the publications are available.



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