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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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  • December 28, 2020

    CCNJ COMMENTS: ARS MGW TECHNICAL GUIDANCE

    CCNJ/SRIN submitted the ARS MGW Technical Guidance comments to DEP. Included at the end are the two documents that are referenced in our comment spreadsheet.


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  • December 21, 2020

    CCNJ COMMENTS: 1,4-DIOXANE PUBLIC COMMENT

    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 1,4-dioxane. CCNJ/SRIN have long advocated for greater transparency and public input with respect to DWQI’s activities, and we appreciate this opportunity.


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  • November 23, 2020

    PRE-PROPOSAL COMMENTS ON NJDEP EJ RULEMAKING 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 pre-proposal comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on the environmental justice (EJ) rulemaking focus areas, as presented at the October 22, 2020 virtual initial public information session. Please note that these initial comments are limited based on what information has been shared so far. CCNJ/SRIN respectfully request that the NJDEP follow through with their statement about committing to scheduling future focus group and stakeholder meetings, and remain engaged with stakeholders on this rulemaking effort.


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  • March 10, 2020

    PRELIMINARY COMMENTS ON NJDEP NJPACT RULEMAKING EFFORT – REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS IN NJ

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide the following preliminary comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on the potential pathways to reduce carbon emissions in the state to achieve the goals of 80% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2006 levels by 2050 and 100% clean energy by 2050, as presented at the stakeholder meeting held on February 25, 2020.


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  • March 6, 2020

    PRELIMINARY COMMENTS ON NJDEP NJPACT RULEMAKING EFFORT – PERIODIC MONITORING AND REPORTING OF NJ’S GHG EMISSIONS

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide the following preliminary comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on the greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring and reporting rulemaking focus areas, as presented at the stakeholder meeting held on February 21, 2020.


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  • September 13, 2019

    COMMENTS: 2019 ENERGY MASTER PLAN – PROMOTING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND AFFORDABILITY

    Chemistry Council of New Jersey

    Our members continue to be concerned with the high cost of energy in New Jersey.  In a CCNJ membership survey conducted during the months of June and July of 2018, respondents for the eleventh consecutive year, unanimously ranked energy costs as one of the top issues of concern facing their companies in New Jersey.  Energy is a vital component of our industry’s cost structure, and higher energy prices can have a substantial impact on both jobs and the bottom line of our member companies.  New Jersey’s industrial energy rates are still some of the highest in the nation, about 45% above the national average.  As large energy users, the state’s energy policies are of critical importance to our members.


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  • May 31, 2019

    COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO VARIOUS RULES, GROUND WATER QUALITY STANDARDS AND MAXIMUM CONTAMINANT LEVELS FOR PERFLUOROOCTANOIC ACID AND PERFLUOROOCTANESULFONIC ACID

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide the following comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP, the Department) on the proposed amendments to various rules, including Discharges of Petroleum and Other Hazardous Substances (DPHS) Rules, Ground Water Quality Standards (GWQS) Rules, Private Well Testing Act (PWTA) Rules, Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Rules, and New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) Rules, for Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic Acid (PFOS) published in the New Jersey Register on April 1, 2019.


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  • March 26, 2019

    COMMENTS: NJDEP SOIL REMEDIATION STANDARDS

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) would like to share our concerns regarding the upcoming New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP, the Department) rule proposal that is expected to update various Soil Remediation Standards (SRS) and also change Impact to Ground Water (IGW) and Vapor Intrusion (VI) screening levels into remediation standards.


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  • March 22, 2019

    COMMENTS: NJDEP DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 23 GUIDANCE

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide the following comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP, the Department) on the draft Environmental Justice (EJ) Executive Order No. 23 Guidance, dated December 17, 2018.


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  • February 15, 2019

    COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO AIR QUALITY RULES, GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS FUND & CO2 BUDGET TRADING PROGRAM

    On behalf of our members, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) appreciates the opportunity to provide the following comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP, the Department) on the proposed amendments to the Air Quality rules included in two separate rule proposals published in the New Jersey Register on December 17, 2018.(DEP DOCKET NOS. 04-18-10 & 05-18-11, PROPOSAL NOS. PRN 2018-112 & PRN 2018-113)


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Environment Related Chemunique Posts

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  • March 28, 2024

    CCNJ Submits Comments On NJDEP’s FY2024 NJPDES Fee Report

    On March 18, 2024, CCNJ submitted comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on their FY2024 Annual Fee Report and Assessment of Fees for the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) permit program.


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  • March 28, 2024

    NJDEP Management Changes Announced By Commissioner LaTourette

    The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Commissioner, Shawn LaTourette, released a statement on March 15, 2024 regarding NJDEP management changes.


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  • February 28, 2024

    Advanced Recycling Bill Introduced By New Jersey Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald

    New Jersey Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-6) has introduced legislation that will allow for the siting of advanced recycling (AR) facilities in New Jersey.


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  • February 28, 2024

    Chasing Arrows Legislation Is Back In The New Legislative Session

    In 2022, legislators had introduced a bill that would prohibit certain products for sale, import or distribution in New Jersey, unless the product has been determined by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), to be what is considered “widely recycled”.    The term “widely recycled”, was defined as the material collected for recycling by curbside recycling programs for jurisdictions that collectively encompass at least 60 percent of the population of the state.  By 2030 that number would have to be 75 percent.


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  • February 28, 2024

    Update On NJDEP GWQS Rulemaking Process

    As covered in the last Chemuniqué, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) published a rule proposal amending the Ground Water Quality Standards (GWQS) and Remediation Standards regulations (N.J.A.C. 7:9C, 7:26D) on January 2, 2024. 


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  • February 28, 2024

    New NJDEP LSRP Certification Process

    In an effort to reduce the significant backlog of Remedial Action Permits (RAPs) and as part of the Remediation Process Improvement Initiative (RPII), the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) Supplemental Certification for Initial Soil RAP Application on January 31, 2024.


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  • January 30, 2024

    CCNJ Releases Agenda For 39th Annual Conference: April 29-30

    CCNJ is thrilled to announce the exciting line-up for its highly anticipated 39th Annual Conference, set to take place at the Ocean Resort & Casino in Atlantic City on April 29-30, 2024. Building on the success of previous years, this conference promises to deliver timely and thought-provoking presentations on industry-leading topics.


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  • January 30, 2024

    CCNJ Closes Out 2022-2023 Legislative Session On A Positive Note

    The 2022-2023 Legislative Session has officially ended, and CCNJ had a very successful end of year


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  • January 30, 2024

    NJDEP Publishes GWQS Rule Proposal

    On January 2, 2024, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) published in the New Jersey Register (NJR) a rule proposal amending the Ground Water Quality Standards (GWQS) and Remediation Standards regulations (N.J.A.C. 7:9C, 7:26D). 


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  • January 30, 2024

    SRIN's Triumph In Environmental Advocacy: Reflecting On 2023

    In the dynamic landscape of environmental advocacy, the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN), under the adept management of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ), marked a triumphant year in 2023.


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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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