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 17, 2020

    CCNJ:  A Steady Advocate for New Jersey’s Chemistry Industry in Unsteady Times

    Dear Colleagues:<br /> I hope this message finds you well as we face the ongoing challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.  It is because of these unusual circumstances that I want to state at the outset that the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) remains a member-centric organization focused on capably advocating for its members and the business of chemistry. 


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  • August 17, 2020

    CCNJ Seeks Amendments to Environmental Justice Legislation

    While the Chemistry Council of New Jersey agrees that there needs to be an open dialogue and cooperation between manufacturing facilities and the communities in which they operate, we are concerned that the latest versions of Senate Bill 232 and Assembly Bill 2212 lack the flexibility in the permitting process that business need to operate and expand in New Jersey. 


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  • August 17, 2020

    Governor Signs One Important Bill, Another Awaits His Signature

    Two bills that CCNJ has reported on in the Chemuniqué have now passed both houses of the New Jersey Legislature and while one still awaits the governor’s signature or veto, the other was recently signed into law


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  • August 17, 2020

    NJDEP’s New Health RSW for Air Permit Applications

    On July 1, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) released a new version of the Risk Screening Worksheet (RSW).


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  • August 17, 2020

    Update: CCNJ/SRIN Effort on NJDEP Remediation Standards Rule Proposal

    On August 4, 2020, CCNJ and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) submitted comments on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)’s Remediation Standards Rule Proposal, which was published in the April 6, 2020 New Jersey Register.


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  • June 30, 2020

    Michael Heltzer of BASF Corporation Elected Chairperson of the Board

    At the June 19, 2020 meeting of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey’s Board of Directors, Michael Heltzer, head of State Government Affairs for BASF Corporation, was elected chairperson, succeeding Leslie Waller, director of Chemistry, Energy & Environmental Industry, Americas for Messer Americas, who completed her term as chairperson, and will now serve as immediate past chairperson.


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  • June 30, 2020

    Senate Environment and Energy Committee Chairman Bob Smith Introduces Recycled Content Bill

    The New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee Chairman Bob Smith recently introduced Senate Bill 2515, which establishes recycled content requirements for plastic containers, glass containers, paper carryout bags, reusable carryout bags made of plastic film, and plastic trash bags; prohibits sale of polystyrene loose fill packaging.


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  • June 30, 2020

    CCNJ Launches Virtual Events: Government Affairs Edition & Webinars

    CCNJ, like many associations, has had to reimagine how it keeps members updated and informed regarding state and industry issues during these challenging times.  With most in-person events still prohibited, and with companies placing travel restrictions on employees, CCNJ decided to launch CCNJ Virtual Events. 


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  • June 30, 2020

    NJDEP Publishes Adopted PFOA/PFOS Rules in New Jersey Register

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) adopted amendments to various rules focused on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) on March 31, 2020 and published these rule adoptions in the New Jersey Register on June 1, 2020.


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  • May 29, 2020

    Since January, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey has Welcomed Six New Member Companies: 4 Regular and 2 Associate

    CCNJ continues to make a concerted effort to identify and recruit new members in what is a dwindling industry landscape in New Jersey.


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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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