N.J. Admin. Code § 7:1E-5.9 - Reporting responsibilities of the Department

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) Upon obtaining any information which leads it to suspect that a discharge has occurred in a municipality's jurisdiction, the Department shall immediately notify orally the contact persons for the governing body of the municipality and the local board of health as specified in (b) below, unless these entities have been notified previously.
(b) The governing body of the municipality and the local board of health shall provide the Department with the name, address and telephone number of a 24 hour contact point and an alternate 24 hour contact point. The governing body of the municipality and the local board of health may change the contact point and alternate contact point upon written notice to the Department. If a contact point and an alternate contact point are not specified, the local police department or local fire department shall be the points designated by the Department to receive notification pursuant to (a) above.
(c) Within 10 days of the initial oral notification required by (a) above, the Department shall issue a letter confirming and, if appropriate, expanding upon that initial oral notification.
(d) The Department shall take appropriate action to verify that a discharge has occurred as suspected, including the authorization of agent(s) or officer(s) of the municipality or local board of health by an appropriate Department official to investigate the site of the suspected discharge. Such investigation shall include conducting visual assessment of the site of the discharge and contacting any persons potentially responsible for the discharge.
(e) The agent(s) or officer(s) of the municipality shall report all findings to the Department.

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N.J. Admin. Code § 7:1E-5.9

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