N.J.A.C. 7:1I Sanitary Landfill Facility Closure & Contingency Fund
("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.
Complete Rule Text
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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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).
July 29, 2009