2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:3A2-28 - Promulgation of environmental health performance standards and standards of administrative procedure; delegation of powers; comprehensive model ordinances
26:3A2-28. Promulgation of environmental health performance standards and standards of administrative procedure; delegation of powers; comprehensive model ordinances
10. a. The commissioner shall promulgate, after consultation with the Commissioner of Health, environmental health performance standards and standards of administrative procedure for certified local health agencies pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act" (P.L.1968, c.410; C.52:14B-1 et seq.). The standards shall include provisions for the delivery to the department of periodic reports on the results of the monitoring and enforcement activities of the certified local health agencies.
b. The commissioner may, in the same manner, delegate the administration of one or more aspects of the environmental health laws of this State or of the rules and regulations adopted thereto, which are administered by the department, to a, certified local health agency, after he has adopted specific standards and guidelines for the administration of such programs by certified local health agencies, for so long as he determines that a certified local health agency, has the capability and determination to adhere to those specific standards and guidelines. In determining whether to delegate authority to administer all or a portion of any program, or whether a certified local health agency has the capability or determination to assume or retain delegation of program administration, the commissioner shall consider:
(1) The consistency of the delegation with applicable federal or State law;
(2) The probable effects of the delegation on the effectiveness and efficiency of program administration, and the need for uniform program administration;
(3) The availability of technical expertise, adequate staff levels and other resources needed to adequately perform program administration.
Under a delegation of program administration for the "Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act," P.L.1985, c.403 (C.13:1K-19 et seq.) and the "Worker and Community Right to Know Act," P.L.1983, c.315 (C.34:5A-1 et seq.), delegation may not include authority to require documentation that is in addition to that required to be retained by an employer under those laws.
c. The commissioner shall develop one or more comprehensive model ordinances dealing with the control of air pollution, solid waste, hazardous waste, noise, pesticides, radiation, and water pollution, the protection of workers and the public from hazardous substances and toxic catastrophes, or other threats to environmental health for which authority has been delegated, for use by the appropriate local governmental entity, and to provide technical assistance to the certified local health agencies.
L.1977,c.443,s.10; amended 1991,c.99,s.5.
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