New Jersey Asbestos regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Asbestos: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos: 40 CFR 61.140 to 61.157

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Workplace safety and health: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 12:100-4.2 and NJAC 12:100-5.2

Asbestos abatement:

Licensing requirements: NJAC 8:60-3.2, NJAC 8:60-4, NJAC 8:60-5, NJAC 12:120-3.2, NJAC 12:120-4, and NJAC 12:120-5

Project permits: NJAC 5:23-8.2 and NJAC 5:23-8.5

Notification requirements: NJAC 8:60-7.2 and NJAC 12:120-7.2

Inspections: NJAC 5:23-8.7

Disposal of asbestos waste:

Transportation: NJAC 7:26-3.5(d)

Disposal: NJAC 7:26-2A.8(l)


Asbestos abatement workers: NJAC 8:60-6.2 and NJAC 12:120-6.2

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Division of Codes and Standards Bureau of Code Services Asbestos Abatement Program

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Division of Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health Lead and Asbestos Training and Certification Project

New Jersey Department of Labor (DOL)

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The federal NESHAP for asbestos established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are applicable in New Jersey. See the national section ASBESTOS for further discussion of the federal standards.

New Jersey has not received federal approval to administer its own occupational safety and health rules for private sector workplaces (private businesses and nonprofit organizations). Therefore, federal workplace safety and health rules apply in the private sector.

The state has received approval ...

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