N.J. Admin. Code § 7:26D-1.2 - Scope

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

(a) Unless otherwise provided by rule or statute, this chapter shall constitute the rules of the Department concerning standards for the remediation of contaminants in ground water, surface water, soil, soil leachate, and indoor air.
(b) Remediating ground water, surface water, soil, or indoor air to any applicable remediation standard set forth in this chapter shall not relieve any person from:
1. Complying with more stringent requirements or provisions imposed under any other Federal, State, or local applicable statutes, rules, or regulations; and
2. Obtaining any and all permits required by Federal, State, or local statutes, rules, or regulations.
(c) No provision of this chapter shall be construed to limit the Department's authority to require additional remediation based upon site-specific conditions in order to protect human health, safety and the environment.
(d) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the authority of the Department to establish discharge limits for pollutants, or to prescribe penalties for violations of those limits pursuant to any statutory authority, or to require the complete removal of any illegally discharged hazardous substances, hazardous waste, or pollutants pursuant to law.
(e) The person responsible for conducting the remediation shall not be required to remediate to a level or concentration that is lower than the regional natural background level.


N.J. Admin. Code § 7:26D-1.2
Amended by 53 N.J.R. 775(b), effective 5/17/2021

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