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 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (New Rule), effective on the federal level and in New Jersey as of May 30, 2017. Therefore, New Jersey follows these revised federal rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) that must submit biennial reports. The state also incorporates by reference the federal biennial report rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). The only additional state requirement is a biennial reporting fee for LQGs.
• Administration and enforcement. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste administers and enforces the state's biennial report requirements.
A biennial report fee must accompany the biennial report of an LQG that ships hazardous waste off-site. The amount of the fee is based on how much hazardous waste was generated in the reporting year, whether the report is submitted electronically and, if so submitted, whether it is accurate and complete. The fee schedule is:
| Amount of waste generated annually || Fee for complete, ... |