Environment


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

The Environmental Protection Agency released its 2019 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, which shows that EPA and companies that manage chemicals continue to make progress in preventing pollution. The report shows continued toxic chemical reductions in Region 2 and that between 2018 and 2019 total releases of TRI chemicals in New Jersey’s chemical sector decreased by 9 percent.

CCNJ members are continuously identifying source reduction opportunities to minimize waste and its impact on the environment. Our members create the science to produce the products that improve and sustain our quality life.  Our members are committed to reducing their environmental impact, while supporting a robust New Jersey economy.

Environment Related Position Papers

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  • March 4, 2022

    CCNJ COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENTS AND NEW RULES, CONTROL AND PROHIBITION OF CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS, N.J.A.C. 7:27, 7:27A, 7:27F (DEP DOCKET NUMBER 07-21-11, PROPOSAL NO. PRN 2021-117)

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on the proposed amendments and new rules regarding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions requirements published in the New Jersey Register on December 6, 2021.


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  • February 17, 2022

    CCNJ COMMENTS: FY2022 ANNUAL FEE REPORT AND ASSESSMENT OF FEES FOR THE NJPDES PERMIT PROGRAM

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Annual Fee Report and Assessment of Fees.


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  • August 26, 2021

    CCNJ COMMENTS: NJDEP NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON DISCONTINUATION OF GENERAL PERMIT GP-020 FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP, Department) regarding the discontinuation of GP-020 for Research and Development (R&D) at minor air facilities, N.J.A.C. 7:27-8.8(c)19.


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  • August 20, 2021

    CCNJ COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED NEW RULES AND AMENDMENTS, GREENHOUSE GAS MONITORING AND REPORTING

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP, the Department) on the proposed new rules and amendments regarding Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Monitoring and Reporting requirements published in the New Jersey Register on June 21, 2021.


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  • August 20, 2021

    CCNJ COMMENTS: PRE-PROPOSAL COMMENTS ON NJDEP ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE RULEMAKING STAKEHOLDER EFFORT

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) and Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) appreciate the opportunity to provide the following comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP, the Department) on the Environmental Justice (EJ) rulemaking focus areas, as presented at the virtual stakeholder meetings held from January through June 2021.


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  • June 25, 2021

    CCNJ COMMENTS: NJDEP TECHNICAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT FILL MATERIAL GUIDANCE FOR SRP SITES

    CCNJ/SRIN provided comments on the "Fill Material Guidance for SRP  sites" NJDEP Technical Guidance Document.


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  • June 17, 2021

    CCNJ COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND NEW RULES, ADVANCED CLEAN TRUCKS PROGRAM AND FLEET REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on the proposed amendment and new rules regarding the Advanced Clean Trucks Program and fleet reporting requirements published in the New Jersey Register on April 19, 2021. CCNJ member companies are committed to conducting operations in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner while pursuing business goals which add to New Jersey’s economic recovery.


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  • June 1, 2021

    CCNJ COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO PERMIT AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR FUMIGANTS AND OTHER HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS, N.J.A.C. 7:27, 7:27A

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP, Department) on the Proposed Amendments to the Permit and Reporting Requirements for Fumigants and Other Hazardous Air Pollutants published in the New Jersey Register on March 1, 2021 (Proposed Amendments). The Proposed Amendments present widely sweeping changes to the regulation of fumigants and fumigation operations that will impact a range of industries beyond fumigation


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  • December 28, 2020

    CCNJ COMMENTS: ARS MGW TECHNICAL GUIDANCE

    CCNJ/SRIN submitted the ARS MGW Technical Guidance comments to DEP. Included at the end are the two documents that are referenced in our comment spreadsheet.


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  • December 21, 2020

    CCNJ COMMENTS: 1,4-DIOXANE PUBLIC COMMENT

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) appreciate the opportunity to provide comments to the Drinking Water Quality Institute (DWQI) pursuant to the Institute’s request for public input regarding the recently released subcommittee reports on 1,4-dioxane. CCNJ/SRIN have long advocated for greater transparency and public input with respect to DWQI’s activities, and we appreciate this opportunity.


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Environment Related Chemunique Posts

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  • November 29, 2022

    Are You Ready For EPA’s New Risk Management Program Rule and OSHA’s New Process Safety Management Standards?

    In August, the Environmental Protection Agency published proposed rules seeking to amend its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations.


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  • November 29, 2022

    ERM To Present Actionable Stakeholder Outreach Plans To Meet NJ Environmental Justice Regulations At Plant Operations Workshop, December 6

    If one thing is clear about the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Justice (EJ) Administrative Order (AO 2021-24) and the forthcoming Environmental Justice rules, community engagement and outreach is an integral part of compliance.


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  • October 31, 2022

    Chasing Arrows Bill Removed From Committee Agenda

    During last year’s lame duck session, Assemblyman Paul Moriarty <a href="https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/BIO.asp?Leg=250">(D-4</a>) introduced legislation that would prohibit certain products for sale, import or distribution in New Jersey, unless the product has been determined by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), to be "widely recycled."   This bill is often referred to as, "chasing arrows" in an acknowledgment of the symbol associated with recycling. 


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  • October 31, 2022

    DEP Establishes Interim SRS For PFAS

    On October 17, 2022, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) published a public notice in the New Jersey Register (NJR) establishing interim residential and non-residential Soil Remediation Standards (SRS) for the ingestion-dermal exposure pathway for perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), and hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid and its ammonium salt (also known as GenX) listed in Table 1 below.


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  • October 31, 2022

    DEP NJPACT Land Use Rulemaking Update

    On October 19, 2022, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) held an engagement session on their New Jersey Protecting Against Climate Threats (NJPACT) Inland Flood Protection rulemaking efforts. 


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  • September 30, 2022

    CCNJ/SRIN Submit Comments On DEP’s SWQS Rule Proposal

    On September 2, 2022, CCNJ submitted comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on their Surface Water Quality Standards (SWQS) rule proposal, which was published in the New Jersey Register on July 5, 2022.


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  • September 30, 2022

    CCNJ/SRIN Submit Comments On DEP’s EJ Rule Proposal

    On September 2, 2022, CCNJ and our Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) submitted comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on their Environmental Justice (EJ) rule proposal, which was published in the New Jersey Register on June 6, 2022.


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  • June 30, 2022

    CCNJ & Lowenstein Host Informational Workshop On Proposed Environmental Justice Regulations

    On June 22, 2022, CCNJ offered a two-hour webinar on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)’s Environmental Justice (EJ) rule proposal that was published in the New Jersey Register on June 6, 2022.


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  • May 4, 2022

    Senate Environment And Energy Committee Hold Hearing On Climate Change Efforts In New Jersey

    On April 21, the New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee held a hearing to discuss New Jersey’s efforts to combat climate change. The committee heard from invited guests from the electric and natural gas utility sector, academia, and climate change NGOs.


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  • May 4, 2022

    CCNJ Continues To Push For Changes In NJPDES Permit Fee Structure

    Established in 1981, the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) was created by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to protect New Jersey’s ground and surface water quality.  However, since its inception, these permit fees have grown exponentially, and today they far exceed any similar fee structure or assessment compared to any of our neighboring states.


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Environment Related Resources

  • June 1, 2013

    As Hurricane Season Begins: Reminders to Minimize and Report Releases

    Unlike some other natural disasters, the onset of a hurricane can allow early preparations to minimize its effect on a facility. Owners/operators typically take prudent preventive action by safely shutting down processes, or otherwise operate under emergency operations procedures, before hurricane force winds and associated stormsurge flooding can damage facilities and cause uncontrolled releases of hazardous chemicals.


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