Surface Water Quality Standards (New Jersey)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||New Jersey|
|Name||Surface Water Quality Standards (New Jersey)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||N.J. Department of Environmental Protection, Water Monitoring and Standards|
|Information Source|| http://www.nj.gov/dep/wms/bwqsa/swqs.htm
Actual Standards: http://www.nj.gov/dep/standards/
These standards establish the designated uses and antidegradation categories of the State's surface waters, classify surface waters based on those uses (i.e., stream classifications), and specify the water quality criteria and other policies and provisions necessary to attain those designated uses. Designated uses include drinking water supply, fish consumption, shellfish resources, propagation of fish and wildlife, recreation, and agricultural and industrial water supplies. In addition, the SWQS specify general, technical, and interstate policies, and policies pertaining to the establishment of water quality-based effluent limitations.
|Department||Bureau of Water Quality Standards and Assessment|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Title 7, Chapter 9B|