New Jersey Community Right to Know regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Community Right to Know: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

New Jersey Worker and Community Right-to-Know (CRTK) Act, New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 34:5A-1 et seq., and regulations at New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:1G-1.1 to 7:1G-7.7 (private employers) and NJAC 8:59-1.1 to 8:59-11.9 (public employers)

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Pollution Prevention Act, NJSA 13:1D-35 et seq., and regulations at NJAC 7:1K

Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act Program: NJAC 7:31-1.1 to 7:31-11.4

Environmental hazardous substances (EHS) defined: NJAC 7:1G-2.1 and NJAC 8:59-1.3

Public employers:

RTK survey: NJAC 8:59-2.1 to 8:59-2.3

Central file: NJAC 8:59-7.2

Exemption: NJAC 8:59-1.4

Fact Sheets: NJAC 8:59-4.1 to 8:59-4.4

Private employers:

CRTK survey: NJAC 7:1G-3.1 to 7:1G-3.3

Deadlines: NJAC 7:1G-5.1

Fees: NJSA 34:5A-26

Labeling requirements: NJAC 8:59-5.1 to 8:59-5.10 and NJAC 8:59-11.6

Trade secrets: NJAC 8:59-3.1 to 8:59-3.17

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI): NJAC 7:1K-3.5

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Compliance and Enforcement Office of Pollution Prevention and Right to Know

New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) Division of Epidemiology, Environmental, and Occupational Health Right to Know Program

State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) SARA Title III Project

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD)

Local emergency planning committees (LEPC)

Local fire departments

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The New Jersey Worker and Community Right to Know (CRTK) Act requires public and private employers to provide information about hazardous substances at their workplaces. The Act follows the federal community right to know rules with additional requirements. To review federal reporting requirements, see the national section COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW


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New Jersey Community Right to Know Resources

Type Title
Forms Trade Secret Substantiation Form
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