Governing Law and Regulations
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS)
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 model regarding trade secret protection of confidential information submitted to state agencies, with additional fees imposed for the protection of some information relating to hazardous waste.
Generally, a claim for confidentiality must be made at the time of the submission of the information. Before submitting the information, contact the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) or the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) division that will have access to the confidential information to determine the exact procedure.
The attorney-client privilege can be waived as a confidential communication if the client testifies on direct ...