New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Climate and Environmental Management Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New Jersey has incorporated by reference the federal requirements for identifying characteristic hazardous waste under 40 CFR 261. For an explanation of the federal rules, see the national section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE.
Wastes may be classified as hazardous because of their characteristics or if they have been placed on hazardous waste lists by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). See the state sections HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) and LISTED WASTES for additional guidance.
Many wastes that have been determined not to be hazardous wastes may still be dangerous and have special handling requirements for disposal. Nonhazardous wastes are managed under the New Jersey solid waste regulations. See the state section SOLID WASTE for more information.
New Jersey has received EPA authorization to delist waste from hazardous regulation. New Jersey follows all the federal rules for delisting petitions with additional filing requirements. See the state section DELISTING PETITIONS for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program administers and enforces the state's rules for identifying characteristic hazardous waste.