Governing Law and Regulations
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Management Division of Air Quality
DEP Compliance and Enforcement Office of Local Environmental Management (OLEM)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Sources in New Jersey must comply with applicable national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants and the federal new source performance standards, which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions. See the national section FUGITIVE EMISSIONS for more information.
In addition, the DEP has developed its own regulations for the control of nuisance pollution, visible emissions, fugitive VOC emissions from equipment leaks, odor, and noise. All sources in New Jersey required to submit an annual emissions statement must include facility fugitive emissions in the statement.
• Administration and enforcement. The DEP is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's fugitive emissions rules. Noise ordinances are administered and enforced by local health agencies and/or municipal ...