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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  • 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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  • September 29, 2017

    COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO SITE REMEDIATION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM RULES (DEP DOCKET NO. 10-17-06, PROPOSAL NO. PRN 2017-134)

    COMMENTS ON NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO SITE REMEDIATION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM RULES (DEP DOCKET NO. 10-17-06, PROPOSAL NO. PRN 2017-134)


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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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  • November 30, 2018

    “SRRA 2.0” Update

    Senator Bob Smith, chair of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee, held a meeting on November 27, 2018 to discuss potential amendments to the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) and other statutes, commonly known as “SRRA 2.0”, with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the following stakeholders:


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  • October 31, 2018

    Bill Banning Treatment of Fracking Wastewater Passes New Jersey Senate

    The New Jersey Senate recently released Senate Bill No. 678, which prohibits treatment, discharge, disposal, application to roadway, or storage of wastewater, wastewater solids, sludge, drill cuttings or other byproducts from natural gas exploration or production using hydraulic fracturing, by a 31-5 vote


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  • October 31, 2018

    SRRA 2.0” Update

    Following the full stakeholder meeting held by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on July 16, 2018 “to discuss potential amendments to the Site Remediation Reform Act and other statutes, commonly known as SRRA 2.0”, the Department hosted various smaller break-out sessions focused on specific topics throughout the month of September.


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  • September 1, 2018

    Next CCNJ Environment Committee Meeting Scheduled for October 24, 2018

    The next CCNJ Environment Committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, 2018 with a 9:00 AM start time.  The meeting will be hosted by K&L Gates, located at One Newark Center, 1085 Raymond Boulevard, 10<sup>th</sup> Floor in Newark, NJ 07102.


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  • September 1, 2018

    Environmental Justice Update

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) held a follow-up invite-only consolidated environmental justice (EJ) stakeholder meeting on September 13, 2018.


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  • September 1, 2018

    New Jersey Senate Environment Committee Moves forward with Polystyrene, Plastic Bag and Plastic Straw Ban

    The New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee voted 4-1 to release a Senate Bill 2776 which will prohibit stores and food service businesses from providing single-use plastic bags, plastic straws and polystyrene foam food products to their customers. Senator Steve Oroho (R-24) was the only no vote on the bill.


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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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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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