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 federal hazardous waste container rules as well as the federal empty container requirements and the organic air emissions standards. This incorporation by reference includes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (New Rule) requirements for containers, effective on the federal level and in New Jersey as of May 30, 2017. See the national sections CONTAINERS and HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for detailed information.
Owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that use hazardous waste containers must comply with additional state permit application requirements and must pay several state permit and facility fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.
• Administration and enforcement. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Solid and Hazardous Waste administers and enforces the hazardous waste container rules in New Jersey.