Governing Law and Regulations
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Environmental Safety and Health Bureau of Release Prevention
New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety Office of the Attorney General New Jersey State Police Emergency Management Section
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2
Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New Jersey follows federal regulations that require hazardous waste generators and TSDFs to implement preparedness and prevention plans that are to be followed in the event of a facility emergency such as a fire, explosion, or release. See the national section EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE for additional guidance. In addition, and in accordance with federal rules, these facilities must prepare contingency plans that outline the response steps that will be taken to minimize hazards to human health and the environment. See the state section CONTINGENCY PLAN for further information.
The state has implemented its own Community Right-to-Know Act that applies to facilities that handle hazardous waste. Hazardous substance lists are maintained and updated by the ...