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New Jersey Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generator rules: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:26G-5.1(a) and NJAC 7:26G-6.1

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Very small quantity generator (VSQG) rules: NJAC 7:26G-6.1(a)

Exception reports: NJAC 7:26G-6.1(b)(9)

Generator fees: NJAC 7:26G-3.3 and NJAC 7:26G-3.4

Regulatory Agency

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste Bureau of Recycling and Hazardous Waste Management

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Jersey incorporates by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (New Rule), effective on the federal level and in New Jersey as of May 30, 2017. See the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATORS for detailed information.

The state has additional, stricter provisions in connection with exception reports, fees, pollution prevention, and very small quantity generators (VSQGs). Note that under the New Rule "VSQG" has replaced the formerly used term "conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG))".

Administration and enforcement. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste administers and enforces the hazardous waste generator rules in New Jersey.

State Requirements

ON-SITE TREATMENT

As under the federal rules, New Jersey allows hazardous waste generators to treat hazardous waste on-site without a permit, provided the generator treats hazardous waste in accordance with the federal rules applicable to on-site storage. See the state sections ACCUMULATION TIME, HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE, and LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN for a review of the requirements applicable to generators ...


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