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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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  • 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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  • February 26, 2021

    PFAS (Per And Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) In The Chemical Industry: Environmental Management And Regulatory Developments

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  • February 26, 2021

    DEP Issues Rule Modification To Extend Certain Site Remediation Timeframes

    As a follow-up to the 270-day extension, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued a Notice of Rule Waiver/Modification/Suspension on February 1, 2021 that further extended certain site remediation timeframes, along with a supplemental listserv on February 18, 2021.


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  • February 26, 2021

    PaintCare Paint Recycling Bill Gains New Life in the New Jersey Senate

    At recent meeting of the New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee, S-2679, which requires paint producers to implement or participate in a paint stewardship program, was posted for a hearing on January 21, 2021. Committee Chairman Bob Smith indicated that he is working on amendments to make the bill more acceptable to the Murphy Administration.


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  • January 29, 2021

    New Jersey’s Environmental Justice Law: A Potential Model For EJ National Focus

    New Jersey’s recently enacted Environmental Justice Law is being characterized as one of the broadest in the United States and is seen as a potential legal model for other states and the federal government.  The new law has gained the attention of President Joe Biden, who yesterday, by executive order, established the White House council on environmental justice. 


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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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