Groundwater Quality Rules (New Jersey)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place New Jersey

Applies to States or Provinces New Jersey
Name Groundwater Quality Rules (New Jersey)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Water Monitoring and Standards
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source



The protection of ambient ground water quality through the establishment of constituent standards for ground water pollutants is the subject of this chapter. These constituent standards are applicable to the development of: (a) ground water protection standards pursuant to the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System; (b) ground water remediation standards; (c) and other requirements and regulatory actions applicable to discharges that cause or may cause pollutants to enter the ground waters of the State, including non-point and diffuse sources regulated by the Department.

This chapter constitutes the Department's primary basis for setting numerical criteria for limits on discharges to ground water and standards for ground water remediation.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Debra Hammond, Chief
Department New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Division Bureau of Water Quality Standards and Assessment
Address PO Box 420 (Mail Code 401-04I)
Address 2 401 East State Street, 4th floor
Place Trenton, New Jersey
Zip/Postal Code 08625-0420
Phone (609) 777-1753


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Title 7, Chapter 9C