NJDEP-News Release 06/57 – DEP Upgrades Standards to Protect Surface Water: “DEP UPGRADES STANDARDS TO PROTECT SURFACE WATER
(06/57) TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Lisa P. Jackson today announced the final adoption of regulations that will upgrade the state’s surface water quality standards to achieve cleaner water statewide.
“With these upgraded standards, we can safeguard our public drinking water supplies and protect critical habitats for threatened and endangered species,” said Commissioner Jackson.
The newly adopted rules establish more stringent standards for more than 100 toxic pollutants to protect human health and a broad range of aquatic species. Discharge permits will be revised to ensure compliance with these tougher standards, which are based on updated scientific information.
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