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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  • 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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  • 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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  • December 24, 2019

    Legislation Concerning Plant Closings, Transfers, and Mass Layoffs is Amended and Progressing in Lame-Duck.

    Legislation sponsored by Senators Joseph Cryan (D-20) and Nellie Pou (D-35) that would make changes to the Federal WARN Act, was passed by the Senate on December 16 by a vote of 27-13. 


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  • December 24, 2019

    SRRA 2.0 Update

    Following a stakeholder process that formally kicked off in January 2019, Senate Bill S-3682/Assembly Bill A5293 (“Makes various changes to laws governing remediation of contaminated sites”) were signed into law on August 23, 2019. 


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  • December 24, 2019

    2020 Environment and Health & Safety Committee Meeting Dates

    We wanted to share the following Environment and Health & Safety Committee meeting schedules for 2020:


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  • November 27, 2019

    CCNJ and Ecolab Meet with Assemblywoman Speight and Her Staff to Discuss Preventing the Spread of Legionnaires’ Disease

    CCNJ executive director, Dennis Hart, Sean Keefer, Ecolab, director, State & Local Government Relations, Keith Landi, Nalco Water (an Ecolab Company), district manager – Philadelphia / New Jersey Metro Area,  and Ed Waters, CCNJ director of Government Affairs, all met with Assemblywoman Shanique Speight (D-29) to discuss sustainable solutions to improve water safety and the continued reduction of legionella.


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  • October 31, 2019

    CCNJ Prepares for Busy Lame-Duck Session

    New Jersey’s lame-duck legislative session, which will close out the 2018-2019 Legislative Session, is shaping up to be anything but lame.


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  • October 31, 2019

    December 4: Annual Plant Operations and Management Workshop presented by GEI

    On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, CCNJ will host its Annual Plant Operations Management Workshop presented by GEI.


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  • October 31, 2019

    Call for conference presentations due November 4; Sponsor & Registration Sites Now Live

    The 36<sup>th</sup> Annual Spring Conference will take place on April 27-28, 2020 at the Ocean Resort & Casino.


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  • October 31, 2019

    Lack of Transparency with NJDEP’s Rulemaking Stakeholder Process

    On September 30, 2019, CCNJ and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) sent a letter to Sean Moriarty, Chief Advisor for Regulatory Affairs at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP, Department), regarding the Department’s lack of transparency with their rulemaking stakeholder process. 


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  • October 31, 2019

    Legislation Would Ban Pesticide on State, County and Municipal Property.

    Over the summer, Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-33) introduced legislation (Assembly Bill 5494) that would prohibit the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on all state, county or municipal property. The legislation is yet another attempt by the New Jersey Legislature to restrict or ban safe and effective pesticide products, such as neonicotinoids. 


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  • September 30, 2019

    SRRA 2.0 Update

    Following a stakeholder process that formally kicked off in January 2019, Senate Bill S3682/Assembly Bill A5293 (“Makes various changes to laws governing remediation of contaminated sites”) were signed into law on August 23, 2019.


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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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