• March 26, 2020

    CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION UPDATE 12

    <p>Governor Phil Murphy today announced that President Donald J. Trump has issued a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of New Jersey. The declaration will provide federal assistance to supplement statewide recovery efforts affected by the COVID-19 pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020.</p>


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  • March 25, 2020

    CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION UPDATE 11

    Today Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 110  requiring all childcare centers in New Jersey that wish to continue operating to certify that they will solely serve the children of essential workers. The deadline to certify is Friday, March 27. Beginning Wednesday, April 1, only childcare centers that exclusively serve the children of essential workers will be allowed to remain open. Section 5 F does cover our essential workers.


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  • March 24, 2020

    CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION UPDATE 10

    In yesterday’s Executive Order 109, Section 7, there was a further request that “any business or non-hospital health care facility…in possession of PPE, ventilators, respirators, or anesthesia machines that are not required for the provision of critical health care services should undertake an inventory of such supplies and send that information to the state by no later than 5:00 p.m. on 6 Friday, March 27, 2020.”


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  • March 23, 2020

    CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION UPDATE 9

    “It is not a time for business as usual,” Governor Murphy stated at this afternoon’s press conference.  Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 109, directing the suspension of all elective surgeries and invasive procedures performed on adults that are scheduled to take place after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27.


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  • March 21, 2020

    CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION UPDATE 8

    Governor Murphy has enacted Executive Order No. 107  “Stay at Home” Order.  Work at construction sites may continue, as can manufacturing, trucking, and transportation operations.


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  • March 20, 2020

    CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION UPDATE 7

    While Governor Murphy enacted no new measures today at his daily press briefing, he alluded that tomorrow he’s “tightening the screws” on social distancing in the state and taking more aggressive measures.  It is not clear what the governor has in mind, but likely to follow some of the actions enacted by New York and Pennsylvania.


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  • March 19, 2020

    CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION UPDATE 6

    Today Governor Murphy ordered, effective 8PM tonight, the closure of all personal-care businesses which cannot comply with social distancing guidelines – including barber shop and hair salons, spas, nail and eyelash salons, tattoo parlors – and social clubs, until further notice.


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  • March 18, 2020

    CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION UPDATE 5

    E.O. 104  remains in effect for the entire state of New Jersey and supersedes local and county orders.


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  • March 17, 2020

    CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION UPDATE 4

    Yesterday, Governor Murphy announced uniform standards for crowds and social gatherings, which he executed via Executive Order 104 and went into effect at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020.<br />  


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  • March 16, 2020

    CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION UPDATE 3

    Today Governor Murphy announced uniform standards for crowds and social gatherings with the states of New York and Connecticut, beginning at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020.


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  • March 15, 2020

    CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION UPDATE 2

    Earlier today Governor Murphy indicated that the state is considering a statewide curfew in response to COVID-19. CCNJ had been anticipating this potential action, and last week we reached out to the NJ Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to confirm that its Private Sector Essential Employee Registration Project is still operational.


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  • March 13, 2020

    CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION UPDATE 1

    The Chemistry Council of New Jersey will begin sending regular emails to our entire membership to keep you abreast of any developments that may impact your company’s operations in New Jersey, and to share information from government agencies and industry to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We will use this space to share the most pertinent information.


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  • December 20, 2019

    CCNJ 2019 YEAR IN REVIEW

    For more than 60 years the business of chemistry has counted on CCNJ's professional staff to represent them in Trenton. Representing the $25.5 Billion industry, which employs more than 43,800 people, remains our priority.


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  • December 14, 2018

    CCNJ 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW

    For more than 60 years the business of chemistry has counted on the CCNJ professional staff to represent them in Trenton. Representing the $25.5 Billion industry, which employs more than 43,800 people, remains the preeminent concern of the Council.


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  • January 31, 2018

    TOTAL TRI EMISSIONS FOR NJ CHEMICAL SECTOR DOWN 96% SINCE 1988, CCNJ MEMBERS COMMITMENT TO REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

    The Environmental Protection Agency released its final 2016 TRI data to the public on January 30, 2108, which demonstrated once again the chemistry industry’s commitment to protecting the environment, and the health and safety of its workers and communities in which they operate.<br />  


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  • November 30, 2017

    CCNJ 2017 YEAR IN REVIEW

    Seventy-eight years of combined experience in government, public and regulatory affairs. The CCNJ staff has earned a reputation for being influential business advocates in Trenton.


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  • November 28, 2017

    STATEMENT: DWQI NOVEMBER 28, 2017 MEETING

    The Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) and its members continue to advocate for Drinking Water Quality Institute (DWQI)'s and NJDEP's open and thorough consideration of the Rutgers Pilot Study of Perfluorochemical Compounds in Paulsboro Residents, Sept. 13, 2017, and the underlying PFC blood sampling data from Paulsboro.


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  • September 13, 2017

    RUTGERS PILOT STUDY OF PERFLUOROCHEMICAL COMPOUNDS IN PAULSBORO RESIDENTS

    What questions did the study try to answer? 1. What are the levels of PFNA and other PFC in blood of Paulsboro residents? 2. How do PFC levels compare those of all US residents? Does this differ among people of different ages, gender, or race-ethnicity? 3. Were there any associations between PFC levels and self-reported health conditions?


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  • January 25, 2017

    GES Expands Ecological Services Capabilities with Acquisition of KBA EnviroScience, Ltd.

    Neptune, NJ (January 25, 2017): GES has announced the acquisition of KBA EnviroScience Ltd as a complementary fit into GES’ environmental service offering. 


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  • January 12, 2017

    TOTAL TRI EMISSIONS FOR NJ CHEMICAL SECTOR DOWN 96% SINCE 1988, CCNJ MEMBERS MAKE SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS TO REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

    Total U.S. releases of toxic chemicals decreased by 8 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual TRI report, the U.S. chemical sector saw its emissions decrease by about 1.1 percent during the same period. The EPA attributed some of the decrease to significant lower air releases of hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, toluene and mercury at TRI-covered facilities (EPA TRI Press Release, Jan. 12. 2017).


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  • November 30, 2016

    CCNJ 2016 Year In Review

    Seventy-five years of combined experience in government, public and regulatory affairs. The CCNJ staff have earned a reputation for being influential business advocates in Trenton.


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  • January 25, 2016

    TOTAL TRI EMISSIONS FOR NJ CHEMICAL SECTOR DOWN 94% SINCE 1988

    Total U.S. releases of toxic chemicals decreased by 6 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual TRI report, the U.S. chemical sector saw its emissions decrease by about 4 percent during the same period.  The EPA noted that the reduction was “mainly due to decreases from chemical manufacturing facilities and electric utilities.” (EPA TRI Press Release, Jan. 21, 2016).


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  • November 30, 2015

    CCNJ 2015 Year In Review

    With more than 50 years of combined experience in government, public and regulatory affairs, the CCNJ staff have earned a reputation for being influential business advocates in Trenton.


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  • June 1, 2015

    CCNJ ENERGY PURCHASING PROGRAM & ANNUAL MARKET UPDATE

    By early February 2015, memories of the unprecedented spike in electricity and natural gas prices during the winter of 2014 had faded for many customers. Spot market energy prices had returned to normal levels and many experts were predicting that the 2014 winter prices were “a one-time anomaly.” Within a few weeks, that theory was disproven as frigid temperatures invaded much of the U.S. during February and March 2015. The 2014 market price “anomaly” had become a two-year event with the 2015 energy markets experiencing another large jump in prices. Today’s conventional wisdom is that winter price premiums are here to stay.


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  • March 31, 2014

    CCNJ RAIL SAFETY TASKFORCE MEETS TO SHARE LESSONS LEARNED & REGULATORY FOCUS ON CRUDE RAIL SHIPMENTS

    In late March, the Chemistry Council’s Rail Safety Taskforce held its first meeting of 2014 and continued its mission to work to improve New Jersey’s system of emergency response, and expand the knowledge, relationships, and communication between emergency responders, local government officials, rail partners, and the chemical industry.  The meeting focused on initial lessons learned from a recent joint table top rail incident exercise between Salem and Gloucester Counties and a discussion of the continued regulatory focus on crude oil rail shipments.


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