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I. Title of Policy

Stormwater Management Policy

II. Objective of Policy

The purpose is to ensure that stormwater management requirements and controls for all new “major development” (as defined in N.J.A.C. 7:8, as may be amended from time to time), redevelopment, construction, non-construction, ongoing maintenance and post-constructions projects on campus are as defined in this Policy.

This mechanism accomplishes the following:

  1. Adapts (and incorporates by reference) for such projects that are applicable by design and for performance standards, including, maintenance requirements, and monthly inspections established under N.J.A.C. 7:8 for major development and redevelopment stormwater construction projects. All storm drains and inlets designed by state standards outlined in Attachment C: “Design Standard – Storm Drain Inlets” as outlined by the NJDEP NJPDES Public Complex Stormwater General Permit (NJG0149764); PI ID No. 222179.
  2. Requirements for all such projects, in order to comply, must be designed in accordance with performance standards. All storm drain inlets are by design as per State standards.
  3. Requirements for the College’s “Post-Construction Program Design Check list” as pertaining to Individual Projects must be completed before each project is approved.

III. Authority

N.J.A.C. 7:8

Water Quality Planning Act, N.J.S.A. 58:11A-1 et. seq.

Water Pollution Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et. seq.

Flood Hazard Area Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:16A-50 et. seq.

Municipal Land Use Law, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.
Right to Farm Act, N.J.S.A. 4:1C-1 et seq.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection implemented Rules.
New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Rules, N.J.A.C. 7:14A – 1 et. seq.

IV. Policy Statement

A. All new development and redevelopment projects directly affecting stormwater on College property shall be evaluated for their respective applicability to the following:

  1. Compliance with the applicable design and performance standards established under N.J.A.C. 7:8 for major stormwater development projects including, but not limited to:a. All standards that are applicable by variance or an exemption granted under N.J.A.C. 7:8; or
    b. Alternative standards may be applicable under local and Statewide Water Quality Management Plans adopted in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:15.
  2. When applicable under N.J.A.C. 7:8, an entity shall ensure adequate long-term operation and maintenance of its BMP (“Best Management Practices”). This can include but may not be limited to preparing a project maintenance plan in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:8-5.8, where applicable.
  3. All new stormwater management measures which are created in part or as a result of compliance with N.J.A.C. 7:8 must be managed and maintained in accordance with the College’s Public Complex Stormwater General Permit (NJG0149764).
  4. Compliance, where applicable, with standards set forth in Attachment C of the College’s Public Complex Stormwater General Permit (NJG0149764) to control passage of solid and floatable materials through storm drainage inlets.
  5. Projects that do not require any Department permits as outlined in:  www.nj.gov/dep/dwq/pc.htm


B. Requirements for N.J.A.C. 7:8 are applicable to individual projects:

  1. For all major development projects, the NJDEP “Post Construction Design Checklist for Individual Projects”, must be completed prior to each new construction project approval.
  2. This checklist has been included as an Appendix to this Policy.



Any person who erects, constructs, alters, repairs, converts, maintains and or uses any College building, structure or land in violation of this Policy shall, in the College’s sole discretion, be subject to a revocation of their construction contract as applicable dependent upon misconducted circumstances.  Unforeseeable circumstances resulting  from third party  actions which may include, for example, but is not limited to, unpermitted discharges to the environment are subject to disciplinary action in accordance by local and state authorities.

V. Responsibility for Implementation


Appendix to this Policy: NJDEP Post-Construction Program Design Checklist for Individual Projects:    Maintenance Plan

Approved: Board of Trustees  4/12/2007

Revised: 4/27/2021


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