NJDEP Stormwater Management Rule Adoption

31 March 2020

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) published adopted modifications to the current Stormwater Management Rules (NJAC 7:8) in the New Jersey Register on March 2, 2020. A courtesy copy is available here. The operative date of the adopted rules is March 2, 2021.

Van Note-Harvey Associates (VNHA) has been following this rulemaking action and participating in this rule adoption through Stakeholder meetings. We issued an Advisory in early 2019 alerting our clients of this anticipated adoption. Generally, NJDEP amended the rules to provide clarifications and eliminate the need to interpret “the maximum extent practicable” on a case-by-case basis when applying nonstructural stormwater management strategies by introducing a new standard, Green Infrastructure.  

Other significant modifications of the adopted rules can be found in the “Definitions” section of the rules (e.g. see “Major Development”), implementation of new design standards, and additional administrative requirements. 

In our Advisory Bulletin (here), VNHA highlights proposed modifications that may be of interest to you in the management of your facility, current, and upcoming projects.

VNHA Can Help 
VNHA has the expertise, knowledge and experience to help you navigate the modified Stormwater Rules along with their proposed changes. We will work with you to understand your existing site or upcoming project needs and develop an appropriate stormwater management strategy that meets these applicable regulatory requirements, as well as any other regulatory environmental permitting needs. 

If you have any questions or need assistance interpreting how these changes may impact your facility or project, please contact your VNHA project manager, John Ryder at jryder@vannoteharvey.com or Brian Perry at bperry@vannoteharvey.com or call (609) 987-2323.