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SRP Rules & Regulations N.J.A.C. 7:1I Landfill Claims Rules


N.J.A.C. 7:1I Sanitary Landfill Facility Closure & Contingency Fund Act
("Landfill Claims Rules")


The Legislature established the Sanitary Landfill Facility Closure and Contingency Fund (“the SLF Fund”) when it enacted the Sanitary Landfill Facility Closure and Contingency Fund Act, N.J.S.A. 13:1E-100 et seq., (“the SLF Act”) in 1981. The purpose of the SLF Fund is to provide compensation for damages resulting from the improper operation or closure of sanitary landfills facilities. The fund is “strictly liable for all direct and indirect damages, no matter by whom sustained, proximately resulting from the operations or closure of any sanitary landfill.” (See, N.J.S.A. 13:1E-106a.) Historically, the SLF Fund has paid claims predominately to individual homeowners impacted by improperly operated and closed landfill facilities after the homeowners have exhausted all other reasonably available sources for compensation. The Fund has also been utilized by the Department to perform priority cleanups at severely contaminated landfill sites.

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Note: This is a courtesy copy of this rule. All of the Department’s rules are compiled in Title 7 of the New Jersey Administrative Code.

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Rule Proposal

The NJDEP is proposing to readopt thie Landfill Claims Rules and its rule amendments. Written comments may be made by September 18, 2009


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Rule Information

Processing of Damage Claims Pursuant to the Sanitary Landfill Facility Closure and Contingency Fund Act

Source and Effective Date:

R.2004 d.329, effective July 29, 2004.
See: 35 N.J.R. 1269(a), 36 N.J.R. 4127(a).


Expiration date:

July 29, 2009