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New Jersey Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:26G-8.1(a) and NJAC 7:26G-8.1(c)(3) to (4); NJAC 7:26G-9.1(a) and NJAC 7:26G-9.1(c)(2) to (3) (interim status)

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Written contingency plan: NJAC 7:26G-8.1(c)(3)

Notification: NJAC 7:26G-8.1(c)(4)

Regulatory Agency

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Regulation Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Jersey has incorporated by reference the federal contingency plan requirements for hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and two additional requirements in connection with the content of the plan and with the notification responsibilities of the emergency coordinator.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in New Jersey.

State Requirements

WRITTEN CONTINGENCY PLAN

NJAC 7:26G-8.1(c)(3)

Under the federal rules, a TSDF owner or operator that has already prepared certain emergency documents may use one of those documents as the contingency plan provided the document is amended to incorporate the hazardous waste management provisions that comply with the federal contingency plan requirements. The federal rules cite the following documents as those that may be amended to qualify as a contingency plan:

  • A Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plan in accordance with 40 CFR 112
  • The National Contingency Plan in accordance with 40 CFR 300et seq.

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