New Jersey Hazardous Substance Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Aboveground storage tanks (ASTs): Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA) National Building Code and National Mechanical Code: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 5:23-3.14 and NJAC 5:23-3.20

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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 30 and Code 30A

New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act, New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 58:10-23.11 to 58:10-23.24 and regulations at NJAC 7:1E-1.1 to 7:1E-10.4

New Jersey Worker and Community Right-to-Know (CRTK) Act: NJSA 34:5A-1 et seq., regulations at NJAC 7:1G-1.1 to 7:1G-7.7 (private employers), and NJAC 8:59-1.1 to 8:59-11.9 (public employers)

Hazardous materials transportation: NJAC 16:49-1.1 to 16:49-4.5

Extraordinarily hazardous substances: New Jersey Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act (TCPA), NJSA 13:1K-19 to 13:1K-35, and regulations at NJAC 7:31-1.1 to 7:31-11.5

Underground storage tanks (USTs): New Jersey Underground Storage of Hazardous Substances Act, NJSA 58:10A-21 to 58:10A-35, and regulations at NJAC 7:14B

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS)

Department of Law and Public Safety New Jersey State Police

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. "Hazardous substances" is a broad classification that includes hazardous wastes, toxic pollutants, hazardous air pollutants, and certain hazardous chemical substances or mixtures. See the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE for additional guidance.

New Jersey regulates ASTs under the state fire code ...

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