New Jersey Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Hazardous Waste Exports and Imports: 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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Exports of medical waste: NJAC 7:26-3A.20

Imports of hazardous waste:

Used oil: NJAC 7:26A-6.6

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Climate and 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 incorporates by reference the federal rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste exported from the state. The state has additional rules for the export of medical waste and import of used oil.

Administration and enforcement. DEP and EPA administer and enforce the rules for exporting and importing hazardous waste.

State Requirements


Medical Waste

NJAC 7:26-3A.20

Generators (including transporters, collection facilities, transfer stations, and intermediate handlers that initiate tracking forms) that export regulated medical waste to a foreign country (for example, Canada) for treatment, destruction, or disposal must request that the destination facility provide written confirmation that the waste was received.

If the generator has not received that confirmation from the destination facility within 45 days from the date of acceptance of the waste by the first transporter, the generator must submit an exception report as required under NJAC 7:26-3A.22. See the state sections MANIFESTS and MEDICAL WASTE for more information.


Used Oil

NJAC 7:26A-6.6

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