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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  • 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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  • 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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  • January 31, 2022

    SRRA 2.0 Update

    As a follow-up to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)’s Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) 2.0 stakeholder meeting held on December 1, 2021, CCNJ and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) submitted a letter to Site Remediation & Waste Management Program Assistant Commissioner Mark Pedersen.


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  • December 23, 2021

    CCNJ Announces Monday Keynote Speakers For 37th Annual Conference

    The Chemistry Council of New Jersey will once again gather at the Ocean Resort & Casino on May 2 and 3, 2022, for its 37th Annual Conference.


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  • December 23, 2021

    NJDEP Publishes NJPACT Rule Proposal On CO2 Emissions

    On December 6, 2021, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Division of Air Quality published a rule proposal in the New Jersey Register regarding the control and prohibition of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.


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  • December 23, 2021

    2021 Year End Review

    <p>After 19 months of working remotely, the entire CCNJ staff is back working from our offices in Trenton. We continue to adjust as needed to the requirements set forth by the state and CDC to address the public health emergency, but we remain focused on being strong and effective advocates for our membership.</p>


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  • December 23, 2021

    DWQI December 8th Meeting Recap

    The Drinking Water Quality Institute (DWQI) recently held a meeting on December 8 that focused on cyanotoxins. 


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  • December 23, 2021

    SRRA 2.0 Update

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) held a Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) 2.0 stakeholder meeting on December 1, 2021, to discuss potential regulatory amendments to the permitting process.


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  • November 30, 2021

    CCNJ Welcomed An Additional 4 Members Since January: 1 Regular and 3 Associate Members

    In 2021, CCNJ welcomed a total of seven new members, including an additional four since our last update in January.


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  • November 30, 2021

    The Chemistry Council of New Jersey’s Lame Duck Priority Bills

    The New Jersey Legislature is currently in its lame duck legislative session. The lame duck legislative session runs from now until Monday, January 10, 2022. The new legislature gets sworn-in on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, and with that the new legislative session begins.


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  • November 30, 2021

    New Jersey 2021 Elections Yield Unexpected Results

    Only two states, New Jersey and Virginia, held gubernatorial elections on November 2<sup>nd</sup> of this year. 


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  • November 30, 2021

    New Legislative Session May Bring New Challenges to CCNJ

    As we enter the lame duck session of the New Jersey Legislature, CCNJ staff continues to remain engaged as several issues concerning to our membership may move in these final weeks; however, some legislators have already begun to introduce new measures that may be considered in the new legislative session.


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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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