Environment


TOTAL TRI EMISSIONS FOR NJ CHEMICAL SECTOR DOWN 96% SINCE 1988

The New Jersey chemical sector’s TRI emissions decreased by 16 percent from 2015 to 2016, and by 96 percent since 1988. This significant decrease can be attributed to the industry’s efforts to regularly implement emission reduction methods.

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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  • February 15, 2019

    COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO AIR QUALITY RULES, GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS FUND & CO2 BUDGET TRADING PROGRAM

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide the following comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP, the Department) on the proposed amendments to the Air Quality rules included in two separate rule proposals published in the New Jersey Register on December 17, 2018.(DEP DOCKET NOS. 04-18-10 & 05-18-11, PROPOSAL NOS. PRN 2018-112 & PRN 2018-113)


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  • February 1, 2019

    COMMENTS: AIR TOXICS AND FUMIGATION ISSUES

    The New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) and the Chemistry Council of New Jersey/Site Remediation Industry Network (CCNJ/SRIN) (collectively, “Commenters”) submit preliminary comments on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) proposals on air toxics and fumigation standards, as presented in NJDEP’s stakeholder meeting on January 17, 2019.


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  • January 31, 2019

    POSITION PAPER:CCNJ OPPOSES SENATE BILL 1073 & ASSEMBLY BILL 2694

    This bill(s) would allow for the creation of a new county or municipal bureaucracy to manage stormwater utilities. There is little debate that this state already has too many facets of government on the municipal, county and state levels. CCNJ believes, despite being permissive, that this legislation would add an entirely new layer of governmental oversite, with unlimited taxing authority.


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  • October 11, 2018

    COMMENTS: REGARDING NEW JERSEY 2019 ENERGY MASTER PLAN – REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION

    Energy is a vital component of the industry’s cost structure and higher energy prices can have a substantial impact on our members and the consumers of their products.  As such, we support goals to drive down the cost of energy for all customers, to promote a diverse portfolio of new, clean, in-state generation and to reward energy efficiency and energy conservation and reduce peak demand.  The Council believes that these goals are in the best interests of all energy consumers, as their implementation will lead to significant improvement in energy utilization throughout the state, ensure that the environment remains protected, and foster innovation and economic growth.


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  • June 28, 2018

    COMMENTS: POTENTIAL REPORTING CHANGES TO THE TOXIC CATASTROPHE PREVENTION ACT PROGRAM

    On behalf of the members of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ), we would like to share our concerns regarding the attached draft “Annual Report Compliance Audit and Near Miss Handout” dated May 2, 2018, which summarizes potential changes to the Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act (TCPA) annual report requirements.


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  • June 6, 2018

    COMMENTS: NJPDES FISCAL YEAR 2018 ANNUAL FEE REPORT AND ASSESSMENT OF FEES

    First, we would like to share some history and background on our past efforts in advocating for improvements to the NJPDES fee structure.  Back in 2013 and 2014, CCNJ and its members participated in NJPDES stakeholder meetings with the focus on ensuring that the reduction of permittees and environmental loading was taken into account when calculating the industrial NJPDES fees, which were rising uncontrollably.


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  • March 6, 2018

    COMMENTS: ECOLOGICAL EVALUATION TECHNICAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT VERSION 1.4

    CCNJ and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) provided comments on the proposed revisions to the Technical Guidance for Ecological Evaluation (EE) to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on March 6, 2018.


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  • February 22, 2018

    COMMENTS: IMMEDIATE ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN TECHNICAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT VERSION 2.0

    CCNJ and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) provided comments on the proposed revisions to the Technical Guidance for Immediate Environmental Concern (IEC) to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on February 22, 2018.


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  • February 5, 2018

    COMMENTS: REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INPUT FOR PERFLUOROOCTANE SULFONATE

    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 Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS). CCNJ/SRIN have long advocated for greater transparency and public input with respect to DWQI’s activities and we appreciate the steps taken to provide this opportunity.


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  • October 6, 2017

    COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO AIR QUALITY RULES (DEP DOCKET NO. 12-17-06, PROPOSAL NO. PRN 2017-139)

    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 amendments to Air Quality, Energy, and Sustainability Program rules published in the New Jersey Register on August 7, 2017.


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Environment Related Chemunique Posts

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  • March 20, 2019

    Register Today To Join More Than 200 Colleagues

    Participate in Six General Sessions and Four In-Depth Sessions


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  • March 20, 2019

    CCNJ Works with Bill Sponsor to Address Environmental Justice

    Senators Troy Singleton (D-7) and Loretta Weinberg (D-37) introduced legislation to amend the way permits are issued in certain burdened communities throughout New Jersey.


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  • March 20, 2019

    Record Attendance at this Year’s Legislative Reception during the NJ Chamber’s Walk-To-Washington

    The 2019 Annual Legislative Reception, held in Washington D.C., was once again the place to network and meet with New Jersey legislators, legislative staff, and representatives from CCNJ member companies, during the New Jersey Chamber’s Annual Walk-to-Washington. The event is co-hosted by CCNJ, PHRMA, HINJ and BIONJ. 


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  • March 20, 2019

    Next CCNJ Environment Committee Meeting Scheduled for April 9, 2019

    The next CCNJ Environment Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, 2019 with a 10:00 AM start time.


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  • February 27, 2019

    Join more than 200 attendees at the 35th Annual Spring Conference

    For the last thirty-four conferences, the Chemistry Council has gathered its members to network with industry colleagues, establish new relationships for business development opportunities, and to learn about current and emerging issues in the industry.  This year will be no different, and the conference will return to Atlantic City, the city where the Council held its first conference.


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  • February 27, 2019

    CCNJ/SRIN Submit Preliminary Comments on NJDEP Air Toxics Rulemaking Effort

    On behalf of CCNJ and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN), the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) submitted comments on the draft proposed revisions to current air toxics rules to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on February 1, 2019. Comments were limited to what was discussed during the January 17, 2019 stakeholder meeting held by NJDEP.


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  • February 27, 2019

    CCNJ Submits Comments on NJDEP Stormwater Management Rule Proposal re: Green Infrastructure

    CCNJ submitted comments on proposed amendments to the Stormwater Management rules with revisions concerning green infrastructure requirements to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on February 1, 2019. 


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  • February 27, 2019

    CCNJ Submits Comments on NJ Reentering RGGI

    CCNJ submitted comments on proposed amendments to the Air Quality rules to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on February 15, 2019. 


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  • January 31, 2019

    Chemistry Council Announces Three Keynote Speakers For The 35th Annual Spring Conference

    The 35<sup>th</sup> Annual Spring Conference will return to Atlantic City in 2019 as part of the Council’s efforts to refresh the conference experience.  The host hotel will be the Ocean Resort and Casino, which was formerly known as the Revel.  CCNJ has secured a block of rooms at a special rate of $109/night + fees for conference attendees. You may reserve your room by contacting the Ocean Resort directly at 1-866-506-2326. Be sure to mention the Chemistry Council of NJ’s Group Code: G-CCNJ to receive the special rate.


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  • January 31, 2019

    CCNJ Hosts Quarterly Legislative and Government Affairs Conference Call

    In an effort to better serve our member companies, CCNJ is scheduling quarterly conference calls to update our membership regarding legislation which may impact their companies and/or product lines.


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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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