Notice of Rule Proposal
Notification of the Remediation of Contaminated Sites and Public
Proposed New Rules and Amendments: N.J.A.C. 7:26C-10.4
and 7:26E-1.4, 1.11, 3.7, 4.1, 5.1, 8.2

Public Notice
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection
is proposing new rules, and rule amendments.  The Department
is proposing to amend the Technical Rules to include mandatory
notification requirements for the person conducting the remediation
of a contaminated site.  Notification requirements may
be satisfied by posting a sign or sending notification letters
to local officials and the public including, the owners and
tenants of properties located within 200 feet of the site boundary.  The
amendments require the person conducting the remediation to
identify sensitive populations located within 200 feet of the
site. The Department will require additional public outreach
when local citizens or officials demonstrate substantial public
interest by submitting a petition to the Department, or when
contamination migrates past the boundary of the site.  Additional
public notice will be required when the person conducting the
remediation proposes to bring contaminated material onto the
site in excess of the amount that is needed to complete the

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated August
6, 2007.  A copy of the proposal(PDF) is available from the DEP web site; official repository libraries; and LexisNexis
Customer Service at (800)223-1944 or www.lexisnexis.com/bookstore.  Be
advised that there may be a fee for obtaining a copy of the proposal from some

A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as

September 7, 2007 at 10 AM
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Public Hearing Room
401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ

Written comments may be submitted by October 5, 2007 to:

Department of Environmental Protection
Leslie W. Ledogar, Esq.
ATTN DEP Docket Number: 16-07-07/570
Office of Legal Affairs
PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 4th Floor
New Jersey 08625