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.
TRI-Numbers.png

Environment Related Position Papers

    Displaying results 21-30 (of 32)
     |<  <  1 - 2 - 3 - 4  >  >| 
  • February 1, 2019

    COMMENTS: AIR TOXICS AND FUMIGATION ISSUES

    The New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) and the Chemistry Council of New Jersey/Site Remediation Industry Network (CCNJ/SRIN) (collectively, “Commenters”) submit preliminary comments on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) proposals on air toxics and fumigation standards, as presented in NJDEP’s stakeholder meeting on January 17, 2019.


    View Full Item


  • January 31, 2019

    POSITION PAPER:CCNJ OPPOSES SENATE BILL 1073 & ASSEMBLY BILL 2694

    This bill(s) would allow for the creation of a new county or municipal bureaucracy to manage stormwater utilities. There is little debate that this state already has too many facets of government on the municipal, county and state levels. CCNJ believes, despite being permissive, that this legislation would add an entirely new layer of governmental oversite, with unlimited taxing authority.


    View Full Item


  • October 11, 2018

    COMMENTS: REGARDING NEW JERSEY 2019 ENERGY MASTER PLAN – REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION

    Energy is a vital component of the industry’s cost structure and higher energy prices can have a substantial impact on our members and the consumers of their products.  As such, we support goals to drive down the cost of energy for all customers, to promote a diverse portfolio of new, clean, in-state generation and to reward energy efficiency and energy conservation and reduce peak demand.  The Council believes that these goals are in the best interests of all energy consumers, as their implementation will lead to significant improvement in energy utilization throughout the state, ensure that the environment remains protected, and foster innovation and economic growth.


    View Full Item


  • June 28, 2018

    COMMENTS: POTENTIAL REPORTING CHANGES TO THE TOXIC CATASTROPHE PREVENTION ACT PROGRAM

    On behalf of the members of the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ), we would like to share our concerns regarding the attached draft “Annual Report Compliance Audit and Near Miss Handout” dated May 2, 2018, which summarizes potential changes to the Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act (TCPA) annual report requirements.


    View Full Item


  • June 6, 2018

    COMMENTS: NJPDES FISCAL YEAR 2018 ANNUAL FEE REPORT AND ASSESSMENT OF FEES

    First, we would like to share some history and background on our past efforts in advocating for improvements to the NJPDES fee structure.  Back in 2013 and 2014, CCNJ and its members participated in NJPDES stakeholder meetings with the focus on ensuring that the reduction of permittees and environmental loading was taken into account when calculating the industrial NJPDES fees, which were rising uncontrollably.


    View Full Item


  • March 6, 2018

    COMMENTS: ECOLOGICAL EVALUATION TECHNICAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT VERSION 1.4

    CCNJ and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) provided comments on the proposed revisions to the Technical Guidance for Ecological Evaluation (EE) to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on March 6, 2018.


    View Full Item


  • February 22, 2018

    COMMENTS: IMMEDIATE ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN TECHNICAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT VERSION 2.0

    CCNJ and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) provided comments on the proposed revisions to the Technical Guidance for Immediate Environmental Concern (IEC) to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on February 22, 2018.


    View Full Item


  • February 5, 2018

    COMMENTS: REQUEST FOR PUBLIC INPUT FOR PERFLUOROOCTANE SULFONATE

    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 Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS). CCNJ/SRIN have long advocated for greater transparency and public input with respect to DWQI’s activities and we appreciate the steps taken to provide this opportunity.


    View Full Item


  • October 6, 2017

    COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO AIR QUALITY RULES (DEP DOCKET NO. 12-17-06, PROPOSAL NO. PRN 2017-139)

    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 amendments to Air Quality, Energy, and Sustainability Program rules published in the New Jersey Register on August 7, 2017.


    View Full Item


  • September 29, 2017

    COMMENTS: NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO SITE REMEDIATION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM RULES (DEP DOCKET NO. 10-17-06, PROPOSAL NO. PRN 2017-134)

    COMMENTS ON NJDEP PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO SITE REMEDIATION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM RULES (DEP DOCKET NO. 10-17-06, PROPOSAL NO. PRN 2017-134)


    View Full Item

  • Displaying results 21-30 (of 32)
     |<  <  1 - 2 - 3 - 4  >  >| 

Environment Related Chemunique Posts

    Displaying results 21-30 (of 237)
     |<  <  1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10  >  >| 
  • December 21, 2023

    From The Desk Of Dennis Hart, Executive Director

    As we bid farewell to 2023, I extend my deepest gratitude to each one of you for your unwavering support of the chemistry industry and the Chemistry Council of New Jersey (CCNJ).


    View Chemuinque Post


  • December 21, 2023

    DEP Adopts Advanced Clean Cars II Rule

    On December 18, 2023, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) published an advanced clean cars and trucks program rule adoption in the New Jersey Register (NJR) without change as part of their New Jersey Protecting Against Climate Threats (NJPACT) effort.


    View Chemuinque Post


  • December 21, 2023

    Compromise Non-Flushable Wipes Legislation Nearing Governor’s Approval

    The elections have concluded, and as the 2022-2023 Legislative Session nears its end, there's a heightened flurry of activity during this lame duck period. This year is particularly significant due to a notable number of legislators retiring or departing when the new session begins next year. Any legislation not approved by the governor will require reintroduction, necessitating a complete restart of the legislative process.


    View Chemuinque Post


  • November 30, 2023

    CCNJ Advocacy Efforts On Recycled Content

    CCNJ, along with other business and industry organizations, continue meeting with and conducting outreach to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to discuss their interpretation of the <a href="https://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2020/PL21/391_.PDF">Recycled Content Law</a> and advocate on behalf of our members.


    View Chemuinque Post


  • October 30, 2023

    CCNJ Welcomes 2 New Regular Members And 2 New Associate Members

    Since the start of 2023, the Council has welcomed 13 new member companies: 5 Regular Members and 8 Associate Members.


    View Chemuinque Post


  • October 30, 2023

    Recap Of October 25, 2023 Hazardous Waste/Recycling Stakeholder Meeting

    On October 25, 2023, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) held a stakeholder meeting to discuss their draft proposed rule amendments to N.J.A.C. 7:26G (Hazardous Waste) and related provisions in N.J.A.C. 7:26A (Recycling Rules).


    View Chemuinque Post


  • September 29, 2023

    EPA Finalizes Rule To Require Reporting Of PFAS Data

    On September 28, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that will provide EPA with the largest-ever dataset of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) manufactured and used in the United States.


    View Chemuinque Post


  • September 29, 2023

    Navigating The Future Of PFAS: An Essential Workshop For Industry Leaders

    In the rapidly evolving regulatory and legislative landscape surrounding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), staying informed is not just beneficial—it's imperative. Join the Chemical Council of New Jersey (CCNJ) alongside experts from LANGAN and industry representatives for a consequential follow-up presentation to our annual conference's PFAS experts' panel.


    View Chemuinque Post


  • September 29, 2023

    Recap Of September 13, 2023, NJPDES Fees Stakeholder Meeting

    On September 13, 2023, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) held its third and final stakeholder meeting on their latest round of New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) permit fee rulemaking. 


    View Chemuinque Post


  • September 29, 2023

    EPA Makes Long-Awaited Changes To PCB Clean-up Rule

    On August 29, 2023, the United Stated Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Office of Land and Emergency Management published new and impactful rule changes in the Federal Register regarding its polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) Cleanup and Disposal Program under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). 


    View Chemuinque Post

  • Displaying results 21-30 (of 237)
     |<  <  1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10  >  >| 

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.


    View Full Item