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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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • 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.


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  • 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)


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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 30, 2021

    CCNJ Submits Comments On NJDEP Rule Proposal For Fumigation and Air Toxics

    On June 1, 2021, CCNJ submitted comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on proposed amendments to various rules that mainly focuses on fumigants and fumigation operations.


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  • June 30, 2021

    Lame Duck Preview: Which Issues May Have Movement After The November Elections

    Now that the New Jersey Legislature is on summer break, there are several issues that are still unresolved. We will be working over the next several months on the following bills


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  • June 30, 2021

    CCNJ Submits Comments On NJDEP Fill Guidance

    On June 25, 2021, CCNJ and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) submitted comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on the draft revised “Fill Material Guidance for SRP Sites” document.


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  • June 30, 2021

    NJDEP NJPACT Update

    On June 17, 2021, CCNJ submitted comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on proposed amendments to “Advanced Clean Trucks Program and Fleet Reporting Requirements”. This was 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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  • May 28, 2021

    CCNJ Returns To Atlantic City For Annual Conference In October

    In less than 150 days, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey will meet, once again in person, for our 36<sup>th</sup> Annual Conference. The conference take place on Monday, October 25 and Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at The Ocean Resort in Atlantic City, NJ.


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  • May 28, 2021

    NJDEP Publishes Rule Adoption Of Soil Remediation Standards

    On May 17, 2021, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Site Remediation & Waste Management Program published a Soil Remediation Standards (SRS) rule adoption in the New Jersey Register. The NJDEP adopted its April 6, 2020 SRS rule proposal with non-substantial changes only, and a courtesy copy of the adopted rule is posted here. Also on May 17, 2021, the NJDEP blasted a listserv with links and more information.


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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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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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