New Jersey Chemicals regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Exports and imports of hazardous waste: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:26G-6.1

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Mercury ban:

Mercury fever thermometers: New Jersey State Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 13:1E-99.91 and NJSA 13:1E-99.92

Fertilizers: New Jersey's Fertilizer Control Act, NJSA 58:10A-61 to 58:10A-69

Prohibited fertilizers: NJSA 4:9-15.8a and NJSA 4:9-15.13a

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

New Jersey Department of Agriculture (DOA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Certain states have implemented legislation banning specific products containing mercury aimed at reducing mercury in the environment. In addition, some states have passed laws limiting the amount of phosphates in cleaning and detergent products sold in the state. New Jersey currently limits or bans mercury content in certain products. In addition, the state restricts the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus in turf fertilizers. State manufacturers, importers, and distributors need to watch for future state chemical bans.

New Jersey follows the federal hazardous materials transportation requirements for the import and export of chemicals. Export licenses may be required for the export of controlled chemicals. See the national sections HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for a summary of federal requirements. In addition, a security plan may be required by hazardous materials transporters. The plan must include an assessment of possible transportation security risks for hazmat shipments. ...

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