The NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing to consolidate into a single chapter, N.J.A.C. 7:26F, the rules concerning remediation of discharges from both residential and small, non-residential heating oil tank systems, which are unregulated.
The new chapter includes a certain amount of flexibility by providing a process by which the tank owner may vary from certain technical requirements and deal with residual soil contamination. The NJDEP proposes to delete existing requirements for remediating discharges from unregulated heating oil tank systems from other rules governing site remediation. The NJDEP is also proposing amendments to correct or streamline N.J.A.C. 7:1E, Discharges of Petroleum and other Hazardous Substances rules; N.J.A.C. 7:14A, New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System rules; N.J.A.C. 7:14B, Underground Storage Tanks rules (which address only regulated heating oil tank systems); N.J.A.C. 7:26B, Industrial Site Recovery Act Rules; N.J.A.C. 7:26C, Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites; and N.J.A.C. 7:26E, Technical Requirements for Site Remediation. The proposed amendments further streamline those rules, clarify provisions that make it difficult to implement the rules, and simplify the implementation of the licensed site remediation professional (LSRP) program.