Governing Law and Regulations
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 federal contingency plan requirements for hazardous waste generators and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and two additional requirements in connection with the content of the plan and with the notification responsibilities of the emergency coordinator for TSDFs. 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. For large quantity generators (LQGs), this means that they must comply with the New Rule's requirement that the LQG provide a "quick reference guide" of the contingency plan to the local emergency responders identified in its plan or, as appropriate, to the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).
• Administration and enforcement. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in New Jersey.