Environment


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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  • 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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  • February 5, 2018

    COMMENTS: REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INPUT FOR PERFLUOROOCTANE SULFONATE

    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 Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS). CCNJ/SRIN have long advocated for greater transparency and public input with respect to DWQI’s activities and we appreciate the steps taken to provide this opportunity.


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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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Environment Related Chemunique Posts

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  • June 27, 2023

    New Jersey Senate Environment Committee Holds Hearing On Senate PFAS Bill

    Earlier this month, the New Jersey Senate held a marathon hearing on <a href="https://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2022/S3500/3177_I1.PDF">S-3177</a> , the "Protecting Against Forever Chemicals Act," which establishes requirements, prohibitions, and programs for regulation of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).


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  • June 27, 2023

    Regulatory Update

    CCNJ, along with our Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN), has been engaged in various regulatory issues in New Jersey, and we anticipate several more to come this year.


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  • May 25, 2023

    The Chemistry Council Of New Jersey Gathers For 38th Annual Conference, Honors PBF Energy And Manko Gold With Chairperson’s Award

    Earlier this month in Atlantic City, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey announced the recipients of its prestigious Chairperson's Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement and commitment to excellence in the chemical industry.


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  • May 25, 2023

    CCNJ Leads Effort On Compromise Non-Flushable Disposable Wipes Legislation

    Recent legislative action has seen the introduction of bills targeting non-flushable disposable wipes.


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  • May 25, 2023

    Bill Seeking To Ban Titanium Dioxide In Food Products Introduced In The Assembly

    Assemblyman Herb Conaway (D-7) recently introduced A-5436, which prohibits certain substances in sale, distribution, and manufacture of commercial foods, and, if enacted, will ban certain food additives including titanium dioxide


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  • April 25, 2023

    PFAS Update: Senate Bill 3177

    CCNJ has learned that <a href="https://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2022/S3500/3177_I1.PDF">Senate Bill 3177</a>,"Protecting Against Forever Chemicals Act," which establishes requirements, prohibitions, and programs for regulation of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), may be posted by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee for “hearing only.”


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  • April 25, 2023

    New Jersey Releases Environmental Justice Regulations, CCNJ To Host Virtual Workshop May 10

    On April 17, 2023, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) released its Environmental Justice Regulations in the Register. The regulations are designed to protect vulnerable communities from the negative impacts of industrial activities and ensure that all residents have access to a healthy and safe environment.


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  • April 25, 2023

    New Jersey Clean Air Council (CAC) Annual Public Hearing Focuses on Air Toxics And Reduction Efforts

    The New Jersey Clean Air Council (CAC) held its annual public hearing on April 19, 2023, to discuss the state's progress in reducing air toxics.


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  • April 25, 2023

    CCNJ Staff Monitoring New Bill Banning Certain Products

    The Legislature has been on a short break for nearly a month.


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  • March 31, 2023

    Latest NJ TRI Report Shows Decrease In Chemical Releases, Increase In Recycling And Waste Management By Member Facilities

    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.


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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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