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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  • March 26, 2019

    COMMENTS: NJDEP SOIL REMEDIATION STANDARDS

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) would like to share our concerns regarding the upcoming New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP, the Department) rule proposal that is expected to update various Soil Remediation Standards (SRS) and also change Impact to Ground Water (IGW) and Vapor Intrusion (VI) screening levels into remediation standards.


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  • March 22, 2019

    COMMENTS: NJDEP DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 23 GUIDANCE

    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 draft Environmental Justice (EJ) Executive Order No. 23 Guidance, dated December 17, 2018.


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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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Environment Related Chemunique Posts

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  • May 20, 2019

    Newly Elected CCNJ Chairwoman Opens 35th Annual Spring Conference

    Leslie Waller, Head of Chemistry, Energy & Environmental Industry at Messer Americas, delivered her first address as chairwoman of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey.


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  • May 20, 2019

    Chemours and K&L Gates Receive CCNJ’s Highest Honor

    During the 35<sup>th</sup> Annual Spring Conference, Chemours and K&L Gates were awarded the 2019 Chairperson’s Award.  One award is given to each class of membership, Regular and Associate.


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  • May 20, 2019

    NJDEP Holds Public Hearing on PFOA/PFOS Rule Proposal

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP, Department) held a public hearing on May 15, 2019 on their rule proposal that was published in the New Jersey Register on April 1, 2019 and focuses on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS).


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  • May 20, 2019

    Governor Signs Bill Banning Sale And Distribution Of Products That Contain Asbestos

    On May 10<sup>th</sup>, Governor Murphy approved Assembly Bill 4416, sponsored by Assemblywoman Swain (D-38) and Assemblyman Karabincchak (D-18). The newly singed law will prohibit the sale and/or distribution of any products in the state that contains asbestos. The legislation received unanimous support in both the General Assembly and Senate before being signed by the governor.


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  • May 20, 2019

    Upcoming CCNJ/SRIN Regulatory Efforts

    The Chemistry Council of New Jersey, along with the Site Remediation Industry Network, is currently engaged in several regulatory efforts, including development of various standards (drinking water, groundwater, soil remediation) and improvements to the current New Jersey site remediation program (“SRRA 2.0”).


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  • May 20, 2019

    Update: Neonicotinoid Pesticide Restrictions

    Senate Environment and Energy Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Smith (D-17) has expressed a desire to move legislation which would either ban or restrict the use of neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics). CCNJ opposes any and all efforts to ban or restrict use of pesticides, especially those pesticides which are manufactured by our member companies.


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  • May 20, 2019

    CCNJ Recognizes Staff Celebrating Milestone Work Anniversaries at Conference

    CCNJ Executive Director Dennis Hart took a moment at the Conference to recognize three staff members for their years of service to the Chemistry Council.  Three staff members recently celebrated or will celebrate major work anniversaries.


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  • April 29, 2019

    Last Chance to Register for CCNJ Conference

    Online registration for the CCNJ 35th Annual Spring Conference will close on Thursday, May 2, 2019.  There will be no on-site registration available. 


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  • April 29, 2019

    CCNJ and Chemours Testify at the NJ Clean Air Council Hearing

    The New Jersey Clean Air Council (NJCAC) held its annual public hearing at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on April 10, 2019.


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  • April 29, 2019

    Public Access Bill Which Offers Protections to CCNJ Member Companies Passes Both Senate and Assembly

    The New Jersey Senate and Assembly recently passed legislation which will protect the rights of CCNJ member companies, who are located on waterfront sites, to deny public access to those sites.


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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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