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NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
SITE REMEDIATION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT

Notice of Rule Proposal
N.J.A.C. 7:26F, Heating Oil Tank System Remediation Rules; N.J.A.C. 7:26C, Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites; and N.J.A.C. 7:26E, Technical Requirements for Site Remediation

PUBLIC NOTICE
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing to consolidate into a single chapter, N.J.A.C. 7:26F, the rules concerning remediation of discharges from both residential and small, non-residential heating oil tank systems, which are unregulated.  The new chapter includes a certain amount of flexibility by providing a process by which the tank owner may vary from certain technical requirements and deal with residual soil contamination.  The Department proposes to delete existing requirements for remediating discharges from unregulated heating oil tank systems from other rules governing site remediation.  The Department is also proposing amendments to correct or streamline N.J.A.C. 7:1E, Discharges of Petroleum and other Hazardous Substances rules; N.J.A.C. 7:14A, New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System rules; N.J.A.C. 7:14B, Underground Storage Tanks rules (which address only regulated heating oil tank systems); N.J.A.C. 7:26B, Industrial Site Recovery Act Rules; N.J.A.C. 7:26C, Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites; and N.J.A.C. 7:26E, Technical Requirements for Site Remediation.  The proposed amendments further streamline those rules, clarify provisions that make it difficult to implement the rules, and simplify the implementation of the licensed site remediation professional (LSRP) program.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated July 17, 2017.  A copy of the proposal is available from the DEP website at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/proposals/20170717b.pdf; official repository libraries; and LexisNexis free public access to the New Jersey Register, www.lexisnexis.com/njoal.

A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Public Hearing Room
401 East State Street, Trenton, NJ

Written comments may be submitted electronically by September 15, 2017 at http://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments; or in hard copy to:

Alice A. Previte, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No.10-17-06
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-07; PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

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