Governing Law and Regulations
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Site Remediation Program Bureau of Emergency Response
| To report an oil spill, contact DEP's Bureau of Emergency Response At 877-927-6337 |
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New Jersey generally follows federal regulations dealing with spills of petroleum products and has some additional requirements for certain facilities and pipelines. New Jersey considers petroleum and petroleum products to be hazardous substances, and as such, they are subject to the state's discharge regulations for hazardous substances. The state has also established procedures for aircraft that discharge fuel over land and water under the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Emergency Response is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's oil spill regulations.
NJAC 7:1E-5.1 to 7:1E-5.11
State law requires that most discharges of hazardous materials be reported to the DEP hotline immediately after a discharge commences by any person or persons responsible for a discharge that knows or reasonably ...