Environmental Regulation
Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste

Notice of Rule Proposal
Solid Waste Utility Control Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:26H & I

Public Notice
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection
is proposing to readopt with amendments, new rules, and repeals
the solid waste utility control regulations. Amendments are proposed
for the following sections: N.J.A.C. 7:26H-1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7,
1.8, 1.9, 1.12, 1.13, 1.20, 1.23, 3.1, 3.2, 3.6, 3.11, 4.2, 4.3,
4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 5.1, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 5.9,
5.11, 5.12, 5.15, 5.16, 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.8, 6.9, 6.11, 6.13,
Appendix A. New rules are being proposed at N.J.A.C. 7:26H-5.17,
5.18, 5.19, 5.20, 5.21, 5.22, 5.23, 7.1, and 7.2. Furthermore,
the Department is proposing to repeal N.J.A.C. 7:26I in its entirety.
A statement of the substance of the proposal follows: The proposed
readoption with amendments and new rules will clarify provisions
of the regulations, and streamline them where possible. These
amendments delete references to uniform tariffs, reduce the frequency
of customer list submittals, establish procedural requirements
for obtaining host community benefit approvals, and codify statutory
penalty provisions and amounts. Additionally, the Department is
proposing to repeal the antiquated accounting system for solid
waste public utilities found at N.J.A.C. 7:26I.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register
dated May 20, 2002. A copy of the proposal is available 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.

A public hearing(s) concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 9:00 a.m.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Public Hearing Room
401 East State Street
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Note: The comment period for this proposal has been extended
11 days until July 30, 2002 in accordance with the Notice of Extension
published by the Office of Administrative Law in the June 17,
2002 New Jersey Register (see 34 NJR 2025(a)).

Written comments may be submitted by July 30, 2002 to:

NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Karen Hershey, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 11-02-04/128
Office of Legal Affairs
PO Box 402
Trenton, New Jersey 08625