New Jersey Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.1570 to 52.1607

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.331

Air permits: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:27-8, NJAC 7:27-18, and NJAC 7:27-22

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs): NJAC 7:27-17

New Source Performance Standards (NSPS): 40 CFR 60

Risk management program: NJAC 7:31-1.1 to 7:31-11.5

Pollutants transport:

Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR): 40 CFR 52.1584, 40 CFR 52.1585, 40 CFR 97.101 to 97.388, and NJAC 7:27-30

Regulatory Agency

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Management Division of Air Quality

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Air Quality is responsible for administering and enforcing New Jersey's air pollution rules. New Jersey's air program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP), which sets forth basic strategies for implementation, maintenance, and enforcement of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and the state AAQS, which are more stringent than the federal in some cases. As mandated by the Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.

Administration and enforcement. New Jersey's air program is implemented and enforced by DEP's Division of Air Quality.

State Requirements



New Jersey's SIP was officially submitted in January 1972 and is frequently amended to comply with the 1990 CAA Amendments. The SIP focuses on permitting, requirements for nonattainment areas, HAPs, and ...

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