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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  • 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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  • November 30, 2020

    Odor Mitigation And Air Quality Management: Calming Community Concerns To Preserve Your Brand Reputation

    In this age of viral tweets, your firm’s reputation is constantly up for debate, making brand management crucial. While financial risk from lack of compliance is a familiar threat to your brand and bottom line alike, the issue of odors emanating from your manufacturing facilities may not be as common. Now that unhappy community members can so easily and quickly take to social media, managing odors has emerged as a reputational and business risk for environmental health & safety (EHS) and corporate managers to keep top of mind.


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  • November 30, 2020

    Managing Surplus Property For Profit And Sustainability

    Sustainability has become an important part of daily business for every member of the Chemical Council of New Jersey (CCNJ). The CCNJ statement on sustainability is bold and detailed.  Every member has a mission statement that includes specific sustainability goals, published in annual reports and on public websites.


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  • November 30, 2020

    CCNJ To Lead Quarterly Meetings With DEP And Industry Stakeholders

    CCNJ begins new quarterly meetings with key NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) staff to establish a more robust level of engagement with the department and foster an open and transparent dialogue with industry stakeholders on various, department-wide issues.


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  • November 30, 2020

    CCNJ/SRIN Effort On DEP Remediation Standards Rule Proposal And Associated Technical Guidance

    On November 16, 2020, CCNJ and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) submitted comments on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Vapor Intrusion (VI) Technical Guidance.  This document was revised by the NJDEP to complement their Remediation Standards Rule Proposal, which was published in the April 6, 2020 New Jersey Register (courtesy copy found here).  A total of 16 CCNJ industry and SRIN members committed to financially contribute to the costs associated with hiring a consultant to help develop and finalize comments on the rule, as well as the three associated technical guidance documents. 


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  • November 30, 2020

    CCNJ Submits Preliminary Comments On DEP EJ Rulemaking Effort

    On November 23, 2020, CCNJ and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) submitted pre-proposal comments on the environmental justice (EJ) rulemaking focus areas presented by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) at the October 22, 2020 initial public information session.


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  • October 22, 2020

    CCNJ Joins Other Business Associations, Public Wastewater Utilities and 3M In Lawsuit Challenging New Jersey’s PFAS Regulations

    Earlier this month, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey, trade and business associations, and publicly owned utilities filed a legal challenge to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) establishment of unrealistic and unsupportable regulations impacting certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).


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  • October 22, 2020

    Join CCNJ Members On November 18 For How To Manage The Business and Technical Uncertainties of PFAS In the Environment

    As part of the CCNJ Virtual Workshop Series launched in May, Langan is sponsoring a special presentation that will look at the practical approaches for evaluating, investigating, and remediating contaminants of emerging concerns, most notably the PFAS family of contaminants.


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  • October 22, 2020

    Trinity Consultants’ Reminder: 2020 TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Due November 30

    This year is a reporting year for the Chemical Data Reporting (<a href="http://www2.epa.gov/chemical-data-reporting">CDR</a>) program under the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Since this report is due only once every four years, reporting triggers and obligations are commonly misunderstood. The intent of TSCA CDR is to enable EPA to maintain a complete inventory of all chemical substances in commerce in the U.S., how those substances are used, and who is exposed to those substances so that they can make better decisions on what substances merit additional study for health or ecosystem risks.


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  • October 22, 2020

    Chairman Bob Smith Looks To Amend Senate Bill 2515 To Align With California Standards

    Recently, Senate Environment and Energy Committee Chairman Bob Smith made a public announcement that he was working with the NJDEP to amend 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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  • October 22, 2020

    Recap: September 30, 2020 DWQI Meeting

    On September 30, 2020, the Drinking Water Quality Institute (DWQI) held a virtual public meeting focused on 1,4-dioxane.


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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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