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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  • June 28, 2019

    CCNJ Submits Comments on NJDEP Rule Proposal: PFOA/PFOS

    CCNJ submitted comments on proposed amendments to various rules focused on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on May 31, 2019.


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  • June 28, 2019

    “SRRA 2.0” Update

    Senator Bob Smith, Chair of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee, held meetings in January, February, and March 2019 to discuss stakeholders’ high priority recommended amendments to the Site Remediation Reform Act (SRRA) and other statutes, and start drafting a bill; participants included the following:


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  • June 28, 2019

    Pesticide Legislation Sees Action in Senate Committee

    Recently, two separate bills have started to gain traction in the New Jersey Senate that seek to restrict the use or outright ban certain types of pesticides in the Garden State.  These bills stem from a misunderstanding of how these products impact New Jersey’s bee population and potential health concerns some products may have on human exposure.


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  • June 28, 2019

    Bill to Study Effects of PFAS in Food Containers is Released By the Senate Environment and Energy Committee

    The New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee recently held a hearing and a vote on Senate Bill 2879, which  directs DEP to study and, if necessary, regulate perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances in food packaging.


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  • May 20, 2019

    Newly Elected CCNJ Chairwoman Opens 35th Annual Spring Conference

    Leslie Waller, Head of Chemistry, Energy & Environmental Industry at Messer Americas, delivered her first address as chairwoman of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey.


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  • May 20, 2019

    Chemours and K&L Gates Receive CCNJ’s Highest Honor

    During the 35<sup>th</sup> Annual Spring Conference, Chemours and K&L Gates were awarded the 2019 Chairperson’s Award.  One award is given to each class of membership, Regular and Associate.


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  • May 20, 2019

    NJDEP Holds Public Hearing on PFOA/PFOS Rule Proposal

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP, Department) held a public hearing on May 15, 2019 on their rule proposal that was published in the New Jersey Register on April 1, 2019 and focuses on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS).


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  • May 20, 2019

    Governor Signs Bill Banning Sale And Distribution Of Products That Contain Asbestos

    On May 10<sup>th</sup>, Governor Murphy approved Assembly Bill 4416, sponsored by Assemblywoman Swain (D-38) and Assemblyman Karabincchak (D-18). The newly singed law will prohibit the sale and/or distribution of any products in the state that contains asbestos. The legislation received unanimous support in both the General Assembly and Senate before being signed by the governor.


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  • May 20, 2019

    Upcoming CCNJ/SRIN Regulatory Efforts

    The Chemistry Council of New Jersey, along with the Site Remediation Industry Network, is currently engaged in several regulatory efforts, including development of various standards (drinking water, groundwater, soil remediation) and improvements to the current New Jersey site remediation program (“SRRA 2.0”).


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  • May 20, 2019

    Update: Neonicotinoid Pesticide Restrictions

    Senate Environment and Energy Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Smith (D-17) has expressed a desire to move legislation which would either ban or restrict the use of neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics). CCNJ opposes any and all efforts to ban or restrict use of pesticides, especially those pesticides which are manufactured by our member companies.


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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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