Governing Law and Regulations
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Climate and Environmental Management Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2
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 rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste exported from the state. The state has additional rules for the export of medical waste and import of used oil.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP and EPA administer and enforce the rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste.
EXPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE
Generators (including transporters, collection facilities, transfer stations, and intermediate handlers that initiate tracking forms) that export regulated medical waste to a foreign country (for example, Canada) for treatment, destruction, or disposal must request that the destination facility provide written confirmation that the waste was received.
If the generator has not received that confirmation from the destination facility within 45 days from the date of acceptance of the waste by the first transporter, the generator must submit an exception report as required under NJAC 7:26-3A.22. See the state sections MANIFESTS and MEDICAL WASTE for more information.
IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE
Transporters who ...