Surface Water Quality Standards (New Jersey)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place New Jersey

Applies to States or Provinces New Jersey
Name Surface Water Quality Standards (New Jersey)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator N.J. Department of Environmental Protection, Water Monitoring and Standards
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source

Actual Standards:


These standards establish the designated uses and antidegradation categories of the State's surface waters, classify surface waters based on those uses (i.e., stream classifications), and specify the water quality criteria and other policies and provisions necessary to attain those designated uses. Designated uses include drinking water supply, fish consumption, shellfish resources, propagation of fish and wildlife, recreation, and agricultural and industrial water supplies. In addition, the SWQS specify general, technical, and interstate policies, and policies pertaining to the establishment of water quality-based effluent limitations.

Policy Contact

Department Bureau of Water Quality Standards and Assessment

Phone (609) 777-1753

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Title 7, Chapter 9B