Governing Law and Regulations
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency Management
Local Health Agencies
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 the federal rules for notification of hazardous substance releases. For details, see the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION. The state has additional rules for reporting releases of hazardous substances, medical waste, pesticides, air contaminants, and underground storage tank (UST) releases.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has established a toll-free telephone hotline number (1-877-WARNDEP) for reporting environmental incidents, abuses, and complaints in New Jersey or that impact it. The number can be used in the New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware calling areas.
• Administration and enforcement. The DEP administers the release notification rules in New Jersey.
NJAC 7:27-22.18 to 7:27-22.19
Any deviation from operating permit requirements that results in a release of air contaminants must be reported to the DEP as follows:
- If the air contaminants are released in a quantity or concentration that poses a ...