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TOTAL TRI EMISSIONS FOR NJ CHEMICAL SECTOR DOWN 93% SINCE 1988

The chemistry industry in New Jersey has shown remarkable progress in managing and reducing waste, as highlighted by the latest 2021 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis report released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this month. The report shows a significant decrease in environmental releases of chemicals from facilities covered by the program, and a notable increase in waste management and recycling by member facilities

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.
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Environment Related Position Papers

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  • January 30, 2023

    CCNJ COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENTS AND NEW RULE, STORMWATER MANAGEMENT RULES, FLOOD HAZARD AREA CONTROL ACT RULES, N.J.A.C. 7:8, 7:13 (DEP DOCKET NUMBER 08-22-10, PROPOSAL NO. PRN 2022-156)

    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) on the proposed amendments and new rule regarding stormwater management and Flood Hazard Area Control Act requirements published in the New Jersey Register on December 5, 2022.


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  • January 12, 2023

    CCNJ COMMENTS: FY2023 ANNUAL FEE REPORT AND ASSESSMENT OF FEES FOR THE NJPDES PERMIT PROGRAM

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Annual Fee Report and Assessment of Fees.


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  • March 4, 2022

    CCNJ COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENTS AND NEW RULES, CONTROL AND PROHIBITION OF CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS, N.J.A.C. 7:27, 7:27A, 7:27F (DEP DOCKET NUMBER 07-21-11, PROPOSAL NO. PRN 2021-117)

    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) on the proposed amendments and new rules regarding the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions requirements published in the New Jersey Register on December 6, 2021.


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  • February 17, 2022

    CCNJ COMMENTS: FY2022 ANNUAL FEE REPORT AND ASSESSMENT OF FEES FOR THE NJPDES PERMIT PROGRAM

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Annual Fee Report and Assessment of Fees.


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  • August 26, 2021

    CCNJ COMMENTS: NJDEP NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON DISCONTINUATION OF GENERAL PERMIT GP-020 FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

    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, Department) regarding the discontinuation of GP-020 for Research and Development (R&D) at minor air facilities, N.J.A.C. 7:27-8.8(c)19.


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  • August 20, 2021

    CCNJ COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED NEW RULES AND AMENDMENTS, GREENHOUSE GAS MONITORING AND REPORTING

    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 new rules and amendments regarding Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Monitoring and Reporting requirements published in the New Jersey Register on June 21, 2021.


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  • August 20, 2021

    CCNJ COMMENTS: PRE-PROPOSAL COMMENTS ON NJDEP ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE RULEMAKING STAKEHOLDER EFFORT

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) and Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) appreciate the opportunity to provide the following comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP, the Department) on the Environmental Justice (EJ) rulemaking focus areas, as presented at the virtual stakeholder meetings held from January through June 2021.


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  • June 25, 2021

    CCNJ COMMENTS: NJDEP TECHNICAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT FILL MATERIAL GUIDANCE FOR SRP SITES

    CCNJ/SRIN provided comments on the "Fill Material Guidance for SRP  sites" NJDEP Technical Guidance Document.


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  • June 17, 2021

    CCNJ COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND NEW RULES, ADVANCED CLEAN TRUCKS PROGRAM AND FLEET REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

    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) on the proposed amendment and new rules regarding the Advanced Clean Trucks Program and fleet reporting requirements published in the New Jersey Register on April 19, 2021. CCNJ member companies are committed to conducting operations in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner while pursuing business goals which add to New Jersey’s economic recovery.


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  • June 1, 2021

    CCNJ COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO PERMIT AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR FUMIGANTS AND OTHER HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS, N.J.A.C. 7:27, 7:27A

    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, Department) on the Proposed Amendments to the Permit and Reporting Requirements for Fumigants and Other Hazardous Air Pollutants published in the New Jersey Register on March 1, 2021 (Proposed Amendments). The Proposed Amendments present widely sweeping changes to the regulation of fumigants and fumigation operations that will impact a range of industries beyond fumigation


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Environment Related Chemunique Posts

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  • May 30, 2024

    Advanced Recycling Legislation Unanimously Released By New Jersey Assembly Environment And Solid Waste Committee

    Assembly Bill 2776, which exempts certain plastic materials processed at advanced plastic processing facilities from state laws regulating solid waste disposal and recycling, a Chemistry Council of NJ (CCNJ) backed initiative, was recently released by the New Jersey Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.


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  • May 30, 2024

    NJDEP Publishes Soil Remediation Standards Rule Proposals

    On May 20, 2024, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Bureau of Release Prevention published a Discharges of Petroleum and Other Hazardous Substances (DPHS) rule proposal in the New Jersey Register.


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  • May 30, 2024

    NJDEP Opens Public Comment Periods For SOTA Manuals

    On May 20, 2024, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Division of Air Quality and Radiation Protection published a Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment in the New Jersey Register for the following two State-of-the-Art (SOTA) documents:


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  • May 30, 2024

    DEP Posts Draft NJPACT Land Use Rule Proposal

    Please be advised that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Watershed and Land Management Program posted a courtesy copy of a rule proposal as part of their New Jersey Protecting Against Climate Threats (NJPACT) Resilient Environments and Landscapes (REAL) initiative.


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  • April 23, 2024

    CCNJ Welcomes 8 New Members In First Quarter Of 2024

    In the first quarter of 2024, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) welcomed 8 new member companies, comprising 2 Regular and 6 Associate members, marking a strong start to the year.


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  • April 23, 2024

    PFAS Update

    On April 10, 2024, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) finalized their National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for six  per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which includes final enforceable Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) of 4.0 parts per trillion (ppt) for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS).


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  • April 23, 2024

    Senate Environment Committee Chairman Introduces Packaging Reduction Act

    New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee Chairman Bob Smith (D-17), recently introduced Senate Bill 3135 - requires producers of plastic packaging and certain other plastic products to reduce quantity of plastic sold; restricts additional substances under "Toxic Packaging Reduction Act."


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  • April 23, 2024

    Recap: NJ Legislature Holds Joint Hearing On Earth Day

    On Monday, April 22<sup>nd</sup> (Earth Day) the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and the Assembly Environment, Natural Resources, and Solid Waste Committee, met jointly on the general topic related to plastic pollution in the state. The discussion centered around the extent of the pollution, how plastic waste is managed, and the effects on human health. The joint committee did not consider or move any specific legislation


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  • March 28, 2024

    CCNJ Files Amicus Curiae Brief In Environmental Justice Regulations Case

    The Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) has taken a significant step in the ongoing legal battle over New Jersey's Environmental Justice Regulations. On March 11, 2024, CCNJ filed motions to submit a brief as amicus curiae in support of Appellants, the New Jersey Chapter of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) and Engineering Labor-Employer Cooperative Local 825 (ELEC).


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  • March 28, 2024

    Green Amendment Gets Hearing In Senate Environment And Energy

    The New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee, during separate meetings,  held a hearing and vote on Senate Concurrent Resolution 43 (Greenstein), which proposes a constitutional amendment to make state trustee of public natural resources and guarantee to the people other environmental rights. The resolution passed by a vote of 3-1-1 and was Second Referenced to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.


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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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