Environment


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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  • 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 28, 2021

    Bill Allowing Public Access To Rail Routes And Times Makes Its Way Through Legislature, Again

    The Chemistry Council of NJ has opposed Senate Bill 991, which requires owner or operator of certain trains to have discharge response, cleanup, and contingency plans to transport certain hazardous materials by rail; requires DEP to request bridge inspection reports from US DOT and other iterations of the bill for the last several legislative sessions. The most recent bill was recently released by the Senate Transportation Committee, on May 6<sup>th</sup>, and second referenced to the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. Assemblyman Clinton Calabrese (D-36) has introduced the Assembly companion bill,  Assembly Bill 5603.


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  • May 28, 2021

    NJDEP NJPDES PFAS Survey Update

    As a follow-up to the article featured in the March 2021 Chemuniqué, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has extended the deadline to complete a survey related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to June 16, 2021. The NJDEP’s original survey request was sent to all New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) Categories B and L permittees via an electronic letter dated March 17, 2021.


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  • April 30, 2021

    Understanding ESG: The Impact of ESG Investing in the Chemical Industry

    Following the publication of CCNJ’s Sustainability Statement, which reaffirms CCNJ’s commitment to environmental, social, and good corporate governance best practices, CCNJ members may be interested in the most recent terminology and thought leadership in the corporate sustainability space.


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  • April 30, 2021

    Geospatial Intelligence for Operational Excellence: Removing the Buzzwords from Digital Transformation

    CCNJ is pleased to present its next webinar, sponsored by Weston Solutions, on May 12. The webinar will focus on practical steps organizations can take towards digital transformation, particularly to support operational excellence.


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  • April 30, 2021

    NJDEP Publishes First NJPACT Rule Proposal

    On April 19, 2021, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Division of Air Quality published a rule proposal in the New Jersey Register on “Advanced Clean Trucks Program and Fleet Reporting Requirements.”  This is the first of several New Jersey Protecting Against Climate Threats (NJPACT) proposed rules expected following the NJDEP’s rulemaking stakeholder process held last year.


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  • April 30, 2021

    Natural Gas Pipeline Resolution Fails to Gain Traction

    For nearly a year, a resolution simply affirming the importance of upgrading our state’s natural gas pipeline network, has failed to gain any traction as the legislative cycle draws closer to the end.


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  • March 31, 2021

    How EHS&S Can Learn From COVID-19 To Prepare For The Next Disruptor

    Damage from a disrupter (such as a pandemic) is fast and unforgiving: It’s estimated that 90 percent of small businesses will fail if they are unable to reopen within five days, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


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  • March 31, 2021

    DEP Issues NJPDES PFAS Survey

    On March 17, 2021, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) sent an electronic letter to certain New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) permittees requiring them to complete a survey within thirty (30) days of receipt as the “first step to investigate discharges of [Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances] PFAS that could potentially (1) cause impacts to surface water and/or (2) impact the management of biosolids”.


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  • February 26, 2021

    Chemistry Council of New Jersey Reaffirms Its Commitment to Sustainability With Updated Statement

    As more chemical companies reaffirm their commitment to finding the right chemistry to support a sustainable future, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey updated its sustainability statement, first published in 2015.


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  • February 26, 2021

    Total TRI Emissions For NJ Chemical Sector Down 94% Since 1988, Members Committed To Reducing Environmental Impact

    The Environmental Protection Agency released its 2019 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis on January 13, 2021, 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.


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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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