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New Jersey Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Preparedness and prevention plans: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:26G-6.1

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Contingency plans: NJAC 7:26G-8.1(a) and NJAC 7:26G-9.1(a) (interim status)

Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act (TCPA): New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 13:1K-19 et seq. and regulations at NJAC 7:31-1.1 to 7:31-11.4

Discharge, prevention, containment, and countermeasure plans (DPCC Plan): NJAC 7:1E-4.1 to 7:1E-4.11

Regulatory Agencies

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.

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