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.
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Environment Related Position Papers

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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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  • February 24, 2023

    CCNJ Testifies At Spill Tax Public Hearing

    On Thursday, February 16, 2023, the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee heard testimony from stakeholders regarding Assembly Bill-2806. 


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  • February 24, 2023

    CCNJ Submits Comments On NJDEP’s FY2023 NJPDES Fee Report

    On January 12, 2023, CCNJ submitted comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on their FY2023 Annual Fee Report and Assessment of Fees for the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) permit program.


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  • February 24, 2023

    Publication of New Jersey Environmental Justice Regulations Pushed Back

    he publication of New Jersey's highly anticipated Environmental Justice Regulations has been delayed until April 2023, according to statements made by Governor Murphy recently, which means that the CCNJ's Environmental Justice: The Adopted Regulations Virtual Workshop will now be pushed back to May 10, 2023.


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  • February 24, 2023

    CCNJ Submits Comments on NJDEP’s Inland Flood Protection Rule Proposal

    On January 30, 2023, CCNJ submitted comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on their inland flood protection rule proposal, which was published in the New Jersey Register on December 5, 2022, and is part of their New Jersey Protecting Against Climate Threats (NJPACT) effort.


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  • January 31, 2023

    Environmental Justice: The Adopted Regulations Virtual Workshop

    The CCNJ's Environmental Justice: The Adopted Regulations Virtual Workshop is coming up on March 23rd and is a must-attend event for anyone in the business of chemistry in New Jersey and beyond.


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  • January 31, 2023

    New Jersey Clean Water Council Public Hearing

    The New Jersey Clean Water Council (CWC) held its annual public hearing virtually on January 19, 2023.


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  • December 21, 2022

    NJDEP NJPACT Update

    We wanted to provide members with an update on the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)’s New Jersey Protecting Against Climate Threats (NJPACT) rulemaking efforts.


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  • December 21, 2022

    2022 Year End Review

    In 2022, the Council has worked and collaborated with multiple state departments and agencies to further reinforce the importance of the manufacturing sector. We have demonstrated that our members should qualify for state programs that in the past have only been designed to attract companies to the state. We continue to advocate for programs that help retain companies already in New Jersey by providing incentives for investment and expansion.


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  • November 29, 2022

    Are You Ready For EPA’s New Risk Management Program Rule and OSHA’s New Process Safety Management Standards?

    In August, the Environmental Protection Agency published proposed rules seeking to amend its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations.


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  • November 29, 2022

    ERM To Present Actionable Stakeholder Outreach Plans To Meet NJ Environmental Justice Regulations At Plant Operations Workshop, December 6

    If one thing is clear about the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Justice (EJ) Administrative Order (AO 2021-24) and the forthcoming Environmental Justice rules, community engagement and outreach is an integral part of compliance.


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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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