New Jersey Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air Pollution Control Act, New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 26:2C-1 to 26:2C-25.2

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Air Pollution Emergency Control Act, NJSA 26:2C-26 to 26:2C-36

Solid waste management laws: NJSA 13:1E-1 to 13:1E-225

Solid Waste Management Act, NJSA 13:1E-1 to 13:1E-48

Pesticide Control Act of 1971, NJSA 13:1F-1 to 13:1F-33

Noise Control Act of 1971, NJSA 13:1G-1 to 13:1G-23

Waste Control Act, NJSA 13:1I-1 to 13:1I-8

Wetlands Act of 1970, NJSA 13:9A-1 to 13:9A-10

Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act, NJSA 13:9B-1 to 13:9B-30

Coastal Area Facility Review Act, NJSA 13:19-1 to 13:19-33

Water pollution control laws: NJSA 58:10A-1 to 58:10A-60

Brownfield and Contaminated Site Remediation Act, NJSA 58:10B-1 to 58:10B-31

Safe drinking water laws: NJSA 58:12A-1 to 58:12A-37

Watershed Protection and Management Act of 1997, NJSA 58:29-1 to 58:29-8

New Jersey environmental regulations: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) Title 7

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In New Jersey, the counterpart to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The DEP is responsible for protecting New Jersey's land, water, and air from pollution.

Administration and enforcement. New Jersey has received authorization from EPA to implement its own state air, water, and waste management rules. To receive federal authorization, DEP's air, water, and waste management rules have to be, at the time of authorization, at least as ...

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