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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  • May 29, 2020

    NJDEP Regulatory Issues During COVID-19 Pandemic

    On May 18, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP, Department) hosted a virtual meeting with CCNJ Regular and Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) members to discuss the actions taken by the NJDEP to address regulatory issues during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.


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  • April 30, 2020

    CCNJ Submits Preliminary Comments On OHSP Title 13 Public Access

    In mid-April, CCNJ submitted preliminary comments on the draft proposed Title 13 Public Access regulations presented by the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) at the March 30, 2020 stakeholder meeting via Webinar.  OHSP must adopt rules “to designate facilities that, for homeland security reasons, require exclusion of the public from the tidal waters or adjacent shorelines located at those facilities”, as mandated by the Legislature in May 2019.


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  • March 31, 2020

    DEP Seeks Input From Stakeholders On NJPACT HFC Reporting Rulemaking

    As a follow-up to the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Monitoring and Reporting Rules stakeholder meeting held by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on February 21, 2020, a virtual meeting specifically focused on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) reporting was held on March 26, 2020.


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  • March 31, 2020

    CCNJ Submits Preliminary Comments On NJDEP NJPACT Rulemaking Effort

    In early March, CCNJ submitted comments on the draft proposed New Jersey Protecting Against Climate Threats (NJPACT) rules presented by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) at two recent stakeholder meetings focused on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) monitoring/reporting and carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) emissions reduction.


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  • February 26, 2020

    DEP Seeks Input From Stakeholders On Forthcoming PACT Regulations

    On February 21, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) invited stakeholders to a meeting to “discuss potential rulemaking to require periodic monitoring and reporting of statewide greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the Global Warming Response Act."


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  • February 26, 2020

    DEP Seeks Comments From Stakeholders On Reducing Carbon Emissions in NJ

    On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Environment Protection (NJDEP) held another meeting as part of their stakeholder process to develop a suite of NJPACT (New Jersey Protecting Against Climate Threats) regulations as directed by Executive Order 100 and Administrative Order No. 2020-01. 


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  • February 26, 2020

    Legislation To Classify Neonicotinoids And Other Pesticides As “Restricted Use” Is Released From Senate Environment Committee

    Recently, Senator Bob Smith (D-17), introduced S-1016, which  would require the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to classify Neonicotinoid pesticides, designed or intended for outdoor use, as restricted use pesticides.  According to the legislation, a restricted use pesticide, can only be purchased and used by a certified and licensed pesticide applicator, or person working under their direct supervision.


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  • February 26, 2020

    Reset: Business And Society In The New Social Landscape

    As consumers, our access to—and appetite for—information about what and how we buy continues to grow. Powered by social media, increasingly we look at the companies behind the products and are disappointed when their actions do not meet our expectations.


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  • January 31, 2020

    CCNJ Had A Successful 218th Legislative Session On Behalf of Its Members

    Now that the 2018-2019 Legislative Session is behind us, CCNJ can now report on its successful advocacy efforts before the New Jersey Legislative and Executive branches.


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  • January 31, 2020

    Governor Murphy Releases Much Anticipated Energy Master Plan

    On Monday, January 27, Governor Murphy released the latest version of the New Jersey Energy Master Plan. 


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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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