Public Health Sanitation & Safety Program

The NJDOH Public Health Sanitation and Safety Program protects the public by providing inspection services and technical advice to the public, regulated communities, and local/county health departments.

Public Recreational Bathing Statutory Changes effective 1/31/2019

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The New Jersey Department of Health, Public Health & Food Protection Program (PHFPP), is granting a temporary waiver of standard to the Public Recreational Bathing regulated community from compliance with the requirement of N.J.A.C. 8:26-5.2(a)2, which states, “For pools larger than 2,000 square feet, the designated adult supervisor shall possess pool director training certification. Current adult pool supervisors shall have until January 16, 2019, to obtain certification.” The temporary waiver provides that the Department will not require a designated adult supervisor overseeing a pool larger than 2,000 square feet to possess pool director training certification starting on January 16, 2019.  This temporary waiver is necessary because of the absence of a recognized training agency needed to provide the certification required by the rule. The Department previously granted a temporary waiver to September 1, 2019, however, taking into account that pool director certification training agencies have only recently been approved, additional time will be needed for designated adult supervisors to complete the training required by the rule.  Accordingly, the Department is extending the temporary waiver from compliance with N.J.A.C. 8:26-5.2(a)2 through December 31, 2019. Please click here for a list of recently approved pool director certification training agencies.


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Last Reviewed: 8/9/2019