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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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  • January 29, 2021

    Update On NJDEP EJ Rulemaking Stakeholder Process

    As a part of their continued Environmental Justice (EJ) rulemaking efforts, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) held a follow-up stakeholder meeting on January 20, 2021 focused on geographic points of comparison and facility/permit definitions.


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  • January 29, 2021

    In January CCNJ Welcomed 3 New Members: 1 Regular and 2 Associate Members

    Last year was a record year for membership development for CCNJ with a total of 12 new member companies: 9 Regular and 3 Associate.  This year is off to a good start as we welcome Rio Tinto as our newest Regular Member company, and HDR and Kennedy Jenks as our two newest Associate Member companies. <div class="ms-editor-squiggler" style="color: initial; font: initial; font-feature-settings: initial; font-kerning: initial; font-optical-sizing: initial; font-variation-settings: initial; text-orientation: initial; text-rendering: initial; -webkit-font-smoothing: initial; -webkit-locale: initial; -webkit-text-orientation: initial; -webkit-writing-mode: initial; writing-mode: initial; zoom: initial; place-content: initial; place-items: initial; place-self: initial; alignment-baseline: initial; animation: initial; appearance: initial; aspect-ratio: initial; backdrop-filter: initial; backface-visibility: initial; background: initial; background-blend-mode: initial; baseline-shift: initial; 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  • January 29, 2021

    Recap of December 3, 2020 DWQI Meeting

    On December 3, 2020, the Drinking Water Quality Institute (DWQI) held a virtual public meeting.


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  • January 29, 2021

    CCNJ/SRIN Submit Comments On DWQI’s 1,4-Dioxane Subcommittee Reports

    On December 21, 2020, CCNJ, along with the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN), submitted comments to the Drinking Water Quality Institute (DWQI) on their Health Effects, Testing, and Treatment Subcommittee Reports on 1,4-dioxane.


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  • January 29, 2021

    CCNJ/SRIN Effort On NJDEP Remediation Standards Rule Proposal /Technical Guidance

    On December 28, 2020, CCNJ and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) submitted comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on their draft Alternative Remediation Standards (ARS) Technical Guidance for the Migration to Groundwater (MGW) Pathway. As with their draft ARS Technical Guidance for the Ingestion-Dermal and Inhalation Exposure Pathways and Vapor Intrusion Technical Guidance, this document was revised by the NJDEP to complement their Remediation Standards Rule Proposal, which was published in the April 6, 2020 New Jersey Register.


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  • December 22, 2020

    End Of Year Message: During A Year of Great Adversity, CCNJ And Its Members Rise To The Challenge

    As we close out this very unusual and dreadful year, there is nothing I can say about the year that you have not already heard and felt – but through it all I have been inspired by our member companies which have taken decisive action to provide solutions that will successfully guide us out of this pandemic. 


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  • December 22, 2020

    CCNJ 2020 Year End Review

    The Chemistry Council of New Jersey's 2020 Year End Review Infographic


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  • December 22, 2020

    Managing The Business And Technical Uncertainties Of PFAS In The Environment

    On November 18<sup>th</sup>, CCNJ was pleased to present the panel discussion "Managing the Business and Technical Uncertainties of PFAS in the Environment" sponsored by Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.  Stew Abrams of Langan moderated a panel consisting of AnnieLu Dewitt of Clean Harbors, Jim Kotsmith of 3M Company, Lanny Kurzweil of McCarter & English, and Adam Hackenberg of Langan. 


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  • December 22, 2020

    Recycled Content Bill Released By Senate Environment Committee

    An amended version of Senate Bill 2515, which establishes recycled content requirements for plastic containers, glass containers, paper carryout bags, reusable carryout bags made of plastic film, and plastic trash bags; prohibits sale of polystyrene loose fill packaging, was released by the New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee by a 4-1 vote.


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  • November 30, 2020

    Chemistry Council Of New Jersey Events To Remain Virtual Through 3rd Quarter of 2021

    Except for outdoor golf outings, the Chemistry Council of New Jersey has made the decision not to hold in person events through the third quarter of 2021


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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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