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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  • November 21, 2016

    COMMENTS: REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INPUT FOR PERFLUOROOCTANOIC ACID

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) and Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) appreciates 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 Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA).


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  • February 9, 2016

    COMMENTS: “PLANNING FOR AND RESPONSE TO CATASTROPHIC EVENTS AT CONTAMINATED SITES” TECHNICAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT

    On behalf of the members of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN), we appreciate the opportunity to provide comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on the “Planning for and Response to Catastrophic Events at Contaminated Sites” (Catastrophic Events) Technical Guidance Document. 


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Environment Related Chemunique Posts

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  • August 15, 2018

    NJDEP HOLDS “ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE” STAKEHOLDER MEETING

    <p>The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) held an invite-only business and industry stakeholder meeting on July 24, 2018.</p>


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  • May 1, 2018

    Legislation: Prohibit the State Pension Investment in Companies

    <p>Recently, S-1208 (Beach/Oroho)and A-997 (Rooney/Johnson), which prohibits investment of pension and annuity funds by the state in entities that avoid Superfund obligations to the state, were released by the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee. The bill targets corporations that file for bankruptcy in an attempt to avoid paying their share of environmental remediation.</p>


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  • May 1, 2018

    Next DWQI Meeting Scheduled for May 25, 2018

    The next Drinking Water Quality Institute (DWQI) public meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 25, 2018 at 1:00 PM. The meeting will be held at the USGS New Jersey Water Science Center, located at 3450 Princeton Pike, Suite 110 in Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.


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  • May 1, 2018

    NJDEP forms new RAP Workgroup

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recently formed a new stakeholder workgroup to focus on Remedial Action Permits (RAPs). This workgroup consists of stakeholders with extensive technical backgrounds and knowledge of permit application requirements, Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (ARRCS), permit guidance, and reporting requirements for Remedial Action Reports (RARs). The purpose of this workgroup is to evaluate ways to improve the permitting process in an effort to reduce the number of administrative and technical deficiencies.


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  • May 1, 2018

    Legislation: Polystyrene Ban

    <p>New Jersey Senate Environment Committee moves to ban Polystyrene in Schools and Universities</p> <p>The New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee, today, voted 5-0 in favor of releasing S-1846 Singleton (D7), which prohibits sale of expanded polystyrene food containers by public schools and public institutions of higher education, from the committee.</p>


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  • May 1, 2018

    Story: NJDEP forms new RAP Workgroup

    <p>The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recently formed a new stakeholder workgroup to focus on Remedial Action Permits (RAPs). This workgroup consists of stakeholders with extensive technical backgrounds and knowledge of permit application requirements, Administrative Requirements for the Remediation of Contaminated Sites (ARRCS), permit guidance, and reporting requirements for Remedial Action Reports (RARs). The purpose of this workgroup is to evaluate ways to improve the permitting process in an effort to reduce the number of administrative and technical deficiencies.</p>


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  • April 1, 2018

    From the Desk of the Executive Director—Advocacy Report

    It has been almost two years since I’ve joined the Chemistry Council of New Jersey. I continue to be impressed by our members’ level of engagement on important issues, and the staff’s ability to ensure that we continue to be the premier advocates for the business of chemistry. When I took over as executive director, I committed to keep the high quality standards and level of advocacy you have come to expect from the Council. I am glad we continue this tradition, and have actively represented your interests before the Legislature and regulatory bodies.


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  • February 1, 2018

    CCNJ/SRIN Submit Comments on NJDEP IEC Technical Guidance

    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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  • December 1, 2017

    Recap of November 28, 2017 DWQI Meeting

    On November 28, 2017, the Drinking Water Quality Institute (DWQI) held a public meeting to discuss their evaluation of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in drinking water, and announce their draft recommendation of a 13 parts per trillion (ppt) Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) and 6 ppt Practical Quantitation Level (PQL) for this contaminant. In addition, DWQI recommended the following treatment technologies for PFOS: granular activated carbon (GAC), reverse osmosis, and ion exchange. The meeting agenda and presentations, along with the Health Effects, Testing, and Treatment Subcommittee Reports on PFOS, can be found here.


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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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