Governing Law and Regulations
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner's Office Environmental Management Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program
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. New Jersey has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (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.
New Jersey has incorporated by reference the federal listed waste rules. See the national section LISTED WASTES to review the federal listing criteria.
If a waste cannot be identified in one of the state hazardous waste lists, it still might be hazardous because it exhibits one or more characteristics of hazardous waste—ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. See the national sections CHARACTERISTIC WASTE and HAZWASTE DETERMINATION (CLASSIFICATION) for additional information on hazardous waste identification and classification.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP's Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program administers and enforces the rules for hazardous waste delisting petitions in New Jersey.