Notice of Rule Proposal
Legacy Landfills: N.J.A.C. 7:26, Solid Waste; N.J.A.C. 7:26A, Recycling Rules; N.J.A.C. 7:27, Air Pollution Control; and N.J.A.C. 7:27A, Air Administrative Procedures and Penalties

Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing rules pertaining to sanitary landfills to codify and implement the provisions of the Legacy Landfill Law, N.J.S.A. 13:1E-125.1 et seq., which became effective on June 26, 2013.  The Department is integrating the Legacy Landfill Law’s requirements into the existing Solid Waste Rules to provide the regulated community and the public with comprehensive rules that address closure and post-closure care and disruption of all sanitary landfills. Amendments to the Air Pollution Control rules address the hydrogen sulfide emission standard provided in the Legacy Landfill Law. The Department also proposes to extend some requirements of the Legacy Landfill Law to all sanitary landfills. In addition, the Department is proposing amendments to the Solid Waste Rules that will provide the Department with more comprehensive information during a sanitary landfill’s post-closure care period, and to clarify other existing Solid Waste Rules.

The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated August 15, 2016.  A copy of the proposal is available from the DEP website at https://dep.nj.gov/wp-content/uploads/rules/proposals/20160815a.pdf; official repository libraries; and LexisNexis free public access to the New Jersey Register, https://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/njoal/.

A public hearing concerning the proposal is scheduled as follows:

Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:00 A.M.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Public Hearing Room
401 East State Street, Trenton, NJ

Written comments may be submitted electronically by October 14, 2016 at https://nj.gov/dep/rules/comments/; or in hard copy to:

Alice A. Previte, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No.08-16-07
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L; PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402