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TOTAL TRI EMISSIONS FOR NJ CHEMICAL SECTOR DOWN 93% SINCE 1988

The chemistry industry in New Jersey has shown remarkable progress in managing and reducing waste, as highlighted by the latest 2021 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis report released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this month. The report shows a significant decrease in environmental releases of chemicals from facilities covered by the program, and a notable increase in waste management and recycling by member facilities

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.
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Environment Related Position Papers

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  • January 30, 2023

    CCNJ COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENTS AND NEW RULE, STORMWATER MANAGEMENT RULES, FLOOD HAZARD AREA CONTROL ACT RULES, N.J.A.C. 7:8, 7:13 (DEP DOCKET NUMBER 08-22-10, PROPOSAL NO. PRN 2022-156)

    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 rule regarding stormwater management and Flood Hazard Area Control Act requirements published in the New Jersey Register on December 5, 2022.


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  • January 12, 2023

    CCNJ COMMENTS: FY2023 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) 2023 Annual Fee Report and Assessment of Fees.


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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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Environment Related Chemunique Posts

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  • March 28, 2024

    CCNJ Files Amicus Curiae Brief In Environmental Justice Regulations Case

    The Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) has taken a significant step in the ongoing legal battle over New Jersey's Environmental Justice Regulations. On March 11, 2024, CCNJ filed motions to submit a brief as amicus curiae in support of Appellants, the New Jersey Chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) and Engineering Labor-Employer Cooperative Local 825 (ELEC).


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  • March 28, 2024

    Green Amendment Gets Hearing In Senate Environment And Energy

    The New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee, during separate meetings,  held a hearing and vote on Senate Concurrent Resolution 43 (Greenstein), which proposes a constitutional amendment to make state trustee of public natural resources and guarantee to the people other environmental rights. The resolution passed by a vote of 3-1-1 and was Second Referenced to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.


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  • March 28, 2024

    CCNJ Submits Comments On NJDEP’s FY2024 NJPDES Fee Report

    On March 18, 2024, CCNJ submitted comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on their FY2024 Annual Fee Report and Assessment of Fees for the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) permit program.


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  • March 28, 2024

    NJDEP Management Changes Announced By Commissioner LaTourette

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Commissioner, Shawn LaTourette, released a statement on March 15, 2024 regarding NJDEP management changes.


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  • February 28, 2024

    Advanced Recycling Bill Introduced By New Jersey Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald

    New Jersey Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-6) has introduced legislation that will allow for the siting of advanced recycling (AR) facilities in New Jersey.


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  • February 28, 2024

    Chasing Arrows Legislation Is Back In The New Legislative Session

    In 2022, legislators had introduced a bill 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 what is considered “widely recycled”.    The term “widely recycled”, was defined as the material collected for recycling by curbside recycling programs for jurisdictions that collectively encompass at least 60 percent of the population of the state.  By 2030 that number would have to be 75 percent.


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  • February 28, 2024

    Update On NJDEP GWQS Rulemaking Process

    As covered in the last Chemuniqué, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) published a rule proposal amending the Ground Water Quality Standards (GWQS) and Remediation Standards regulations (N.J.A.C. 7:9C, 7:26D) on January 2, 2024. 


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  • February 28, 2024

    New NJDEP LSRP Certification Process

    In an effort to reduce the significant backlog of Remedial Action Permits (RAPs) and as part of the Remediation Process Improvement Initiative (RPII), the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) Supplemental Certification for Initial Soil RAP Application on January 31, 2024.


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  • January 30, 2024

    CCNJ Releases Agenda For 39th Annual Conference: April 29-30

    CCNJ is thrilled to announce the exciting line-up for its highly anticipated 39th Annual Conference, set to take place at the Ocean Resort & Casino in Atlantic City on April 29-30, 2024. Building on the success of previous years, this conference promises to deliver timely and thought-provoking presentations on industry-leading topics.


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  • January 30, 2024

    CCNJ Closes Out 2022-2023 Legislative Session On A Positive Note

    The 2022-2023 Legislative Session has officially ended, and CCNJ had a very successful end of year


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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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