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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  • January 31, 2020

    CCNJ Had A Successful 218th Legislative Session On Behalf of Its Members

    Now that the 2018-2019 Legislative Session is behind us, CCNJ can now report on its successful advocacy efforts before the New Jersey Legislative and Executive branches.


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  • January 31, 2020

    Governor Murphy Releases Much Anticipated Energy Master Plan

    On Monday, January 27, Governor Murphy released the latest version of the New Jersey Energy Master Plan. 


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  • January 31, 2020

    SRRA 2.0 Update

    CCNJ and the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) previously submitted a letter to the Department on November 29, 2019 highlighting our high-priority items, which did include Remedial Action Permit (RAP) alternatives and historic fill exemption.


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  • January 31, 2020

    CCNJ Not Resting On Its Laurels As It Advances Advocacy Priorities In The 219th Legislature

    On January 14<sup>th</sup>, the 219<sup>th</sup> Session of the New Jersey Legislature was convened and to date more than 3,573 bills have already been introduced. 


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  • January 31, 2020

    Remedial Investigation/Remedial Action Completion

    On November 12, 2019, the Site Remediation Industry Network (SRIN) met with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP, the Department) Site Remediation & Waste Management Program (SRWMP) Assistant Commissioner Mark Pedersen and staff.


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  • January 31, 2020

    Upcoming H&S and Environment Committee Meetings

    The next CCNJ H&S Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, 2020.


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  • December 24, 2019

    Bill to Ban Plastic Bags, Polystyrene, and Plastic Straws Gains Traction in the Lame-Duck Session of the Legislature

    Senate Environment Committee Chairman Bob Smith is making a lame-duck push for Senate Bill 2776, which prohibits provision or sale of single-use plastic carryout bags, single-use paper carryout bags, and polystyrene foam food service products; limits provision of single-use plastic straws.


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  • December 24, 2019

    Legislation Concerning Plant Closings, Transfers, and Mass Layoffs is Amended and Progressing in Lame-Duck.

    Legislation sponsored by Senators Joseph Cryan (D-20) and Nellie Pou (D-35) that would make changes to the Federal WARN Act, was passed by the Senate on December 16 by a vote of 27-13. 


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  • December 24, 2019

    SRRA 2.0 Update

    Following a stakeholder process that formally kicked off in January 2019, Senate Bill S-3682/Assembly Bill A5293 (“Makes various changes to laws governing remediation of contaminated sites”) were signed into law on August 23, 2019. 


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  • December 24, 2019

    2020 Environment and Health & Safety Committee Meeting Dates

    We wanted to share the following Environment and Health & Safety Committee meeting schedules for 2020:


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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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