New Jersey Closure/Post-Closure Plans: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste closure and post-closure rules: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:26G-8.1 and NJAC 7:26G-9.1 (interim status)

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Appeals: NJAC 7:26G-8.1(c)(8)

Post-closure notice date: NJAC 7:26G-8.1(c)(9)

Regulatory Agency

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Management Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Jersey incorporates by reference the federal closure and post-closure rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) with two slight variations.

In addition to complying with the general closure and post-closure standards, owners or operators of the various types of TSDFs have to meet closure and post-closure standards specific to their facility types. New Jersey follows the federal rules specific to facilities using containers, hazardous waste storage tanks, hazardous waste landfills, land treatment units, and surface impoundments.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program administers and enforces the TSDF closure and post-closure requirements in New Jersey.

State Requirements


NJAC 7:26G-8.1(c)(8)

The federal rules do not allow final decisions to be appealed regarding closure for failure to implement corrective measures. New Jersey states that such decisions "are subject to appeal in accordance with the provisions of Administrative Procedure Act, NJSA 52:14B-1 et seq."


NJAC 7:26G-8.1(c)(9)

The state also changes a date in the rule concerning post-closure notices. ...

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