New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner's Office Environmental Management Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New Jersey has incorporated by reference the federal listed waste rules. See the national section LISTED WASTES to review the federal listing criteria.
If a waste cannot be identified in one of the state hazardous waste lists, it still might be hazardous because it exhibits one or more characteristics of hazardous waste—ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. See the national sections CHARACTERISTIC WASTE and HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) for additional information on hazardous waste identification and classification.
EPA provides an exclusion (delisting) procedure, allowing persons to demonstrate that a listed waste from a particular generating facility should not be regulated as a hazardous waste. New Jersey has EPA authority to delist hazardous wastes. New Jersey has adopted the federal delisting rules by reference with additional filing requirements. See the state section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.
Many wastes that have been determined not to be hazardous wastes may still be dangerous and have special handling requirements for disposal. Nonhazardous wastes are managed under the New Jersey solid waste regulations. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
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