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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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  • 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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  • November 23, 2020

    PRE-PROPOSAL COMMENTS ON NJDEP EJ RULEMAKING 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 pre-proposal comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on the environmental justice (EJ) rulemaking focus areas, as presented at the October 22, 2020 virtual initial public information session. Please note that these initial comments are limited based on what information has been shared so far. CCNJ/SRIN respectfully request that the NJDEP follow through with their statement about committing to scheduling future focus group and stakeholder meetings, and remain engaged with stakeholders on this rulemaking effort.


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  • March 10, 2020

    PRELIMINARY COMMENTS ON NJDEP NJPACT RULEMAKING EFFORT – REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS IN NJ

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide the following preliminary comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on the potential pathways to reduce carbon emissions in the state to achieve the goals of 80% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2006 levels by 2050 and 100% clean energy by 2050, as presented at the stakeholder meeting held on February 25, 2020.


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  • March 6, 2020

    PRELIMINARY COMMENTS ON NJDEP NJPACT RULEMAKING EFFORT – PERIODIC MONITORING AND REPORTING OF NJ’S GHG EMISSIONS

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide the following preliminary comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on the greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring and reporting rulemaking focus areas, as presented at the stakeholder meeting held on February 21, 2020.


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  • September 13, 2019

    COMMENTS: 2019 ENERGY MASTER PLAN – PROMOTING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND AFFORDABILITY

    Chemistry Council of New Jersey

    Our members continue to be concerned with the high cost of energy in New Jersey.  In a CCNJ membership survey conducted during the months of June and July of 2018, respondents for the eleventh consecutive year, unanimously ranked energy costs as one of the top issues of concern facing their companies in New Jersey.  Energy is a vital component of our industry’s cost structure, and higher energy prices can have a substantial impact on both jobs and the bottom line of our member companies.  New Jersey’s industrial energy rates are still some of the highest in the nation, about 45% above the national average.  As large energy users, the state’s energy policies are of critical importance to our members.


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  • May 31, 2019

    COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO VARIOUS RULES, GROUND WATER QUALITY STANDARDS AND MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVELS FOR PERFLUOROOCTANOIC ACID AND PERFLUOROOCTANESULFONIC ACID

    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 various rules, including Discharges of Petroleum and Other Hazardous Substances (DPHS) Rules, Ground Water Quality Standards (GWQS) Rules, Private Well Testing Act (PWTA) Rules, Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Rules, and New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) Rules, for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) published in the New Jersey Register on April 1, 2019.


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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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Environment Related Chemunique Posts

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  • February 26, 2021

    Chemistry Council of New Jersey Reaffirms Its Commitment to Sustainability With Updated Statement

    As more chemical companies reaffirm their commitment to finding the right chemistry to support a sustainable future, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey updated its sustainability statement, first published in 2015.


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  • February 26, 2021

    Total TRI Emissions For NJ Chemical Sector Down 94% Since 1988, Members Committed To Reducing Environmental Impact

    The Environmental Protection Agency released its 2019 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis on January 13, 2021, 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.


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  • February 26, 2021

    PFAS (Per And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) In The Chemical Industry: Environmental Management And Regulatory Developments

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  • February 26, 2021

    DEP Issues Rule Modification To Extend Certain Site Remediation Timeframes

    As a follow-up to the 270-day extension, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued a Notice of Rule Waiver/Modification/Suspension on February 1, 2021 that further extended certain site remediation timeframes, along with a supplemental listserv on February 18, 2021.


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  • February 26, 2021

    PaintCare Paint Recycling Bill Gains New Life in the New Jersey Senate

    At recent meeting of the New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee, S-2679, which requires paint producers to implement or participate in a paint stewardship program, was posted for a hearing on January 21, 2021. Committee Chairman Bob Smith indicated that he is working on amendments to make the bill more acceptable to the Murphy Administration.


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  • January 29, 2021

    New Jersey’s Environmental Justice Law: A Potential Model For EJ National Focus

    New Jersey’s recently enacted Environmental Justice Law is being characterized as one of the broadest in the United States and is seen as a potential legal model for other states and the federal government.  The new law has gained the attention of President Joe Biden, who yesterday, by executive order, established the White House council on environmental justice. 


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  • January 29, 2021

    Update On NJDEP EJ Rulemaking Stakeholder Process

    As a part of their continued Environmental Justice (EJ) rulemaking efforts, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) held a follow-up stakeholder meeting on January 20, 2021 focused on geographic points of comparison and facility/permit definitions.


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  • January 29, 2021

    In January CCNJ Welcomed 3 New Members: 1 Regular and 2 Associate Members

    Last year was a record year for membership development for CCNJ with a total of 12 new member companies: 9 Regular and 3 Associate.  This year is off to a good start as we welcome Rio Tinto as our newest Regular Member company, and HDR and Kennedy Jenks as our two newest Associate Member companies. <div class="ms-editor-squiggler" style="color: initial; font: initial; font-feature-settings: initial; font-kerning: initial; font-optical-sizing: initial; font-variation-settings: initial; text-orientation: initial; text-rendering: initial; -webkit-font-smoothing: initial; -webkit-locale: initial; -webkit-text-orientation: initial; -webkit-writing-mode: initial; writing-mode: initial; zoom: initial; place-content: initial; place-items: initial; place-self: initial; alignment-baseline: initial; animation: initial; appearance: initial; aspect-ratio: initial; backdrop-filter: initial; backface-visibility: initial; background: initial; background-blend-mode: initial; baseline-shift: initial; 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  • January 29, 2021

    Recap of December 3, 2020 DWQI Meeting

    On December 3, 2020, the Drinking Water Quality Institute (DWQI) held a virtual public meeting.


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  • January 29, 2021

    CCNJ/SRIN Submit Comments On DWQI’s 1,4-Dioxane Subcommittee Reports

    On December 21, 2020, CCNJ, along with the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN), submitted comments to the Drinking Water Quality Institute (DWQI) on their Health Effects, Testing, and Treatment Subcommittee Reports on 1,4-dioxane.


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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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