Land Use Management
Water Supply Administration
Bureau of Safe Drinking Water

Notice of Rule Proposal
Safe Drinking Water Act Rules: Proposed Readoption with
Amendments: N.J.A.C. 7:10, Proposed Repeal: N.J.A.C. 7:10-6

Public Notice
Take notice that the Department of Environmental Protection
is proposing to readopt the Safe Drinking Water Act rules, N.J.A.C.
7:10, with amendments. The amendments include, among others,
a State maximum contaminant level (MCL) for arsenic in drinking
water of 5 micrograms per liter (ug/l); codification of methodology
for calculating demand, firm capacity and determination of water
availability in issued water allocation permit limits; and a
requirement that all new nonpublic water systems sample for
the same contaminants that nonpublic systems covered by the
Private Well Testing Act must sample for.

The proposal is scheduled for publication in the New Jersey
Register dated January 20, 2004. A copy of the proposal is available
from the Bureau of Safe Drinking Water at (609) 292-5550 and
is available on the Department’s website at https://dep.nj.gov/wp-content/uploads/rules/proposals/20040120_7_10.pdf . Copies can also be obtained from Westlaw Publishing at 1-800-808-WEST.
Be advised that there may be a fee for obtaining a copy of the
proposal from some sources.

Public hearings concerning the proposal are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, March 2, 2004
9:00 am until 12 pm
Gloucester County Offices of Government Services
1200 North Delsea Drive
Clayton, New Jersey

Thursday, March 4, 2004
6:30 pm until 9:30 pm
Lawrenceville Branch of Mercer County Library System
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
1:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Environmental Education Center at Lord Stirling Park
Somerset County Park Commission
190 Lord Stirling Road
Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Written comments may be submitted by March 20, 2004 to:

NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Beth Smollon Margeson, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 31-03-12/354
Office of Legal Affairs
P.O. Box 402
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0402