New Jersey Hazardous Waste - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Hazardous Waste - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste management laws and rules: Solid Waste Management Act, New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 13:1E-1 1 to 13:IE-48; Major Hazardous Waste Facilities Siting Act, NJSA 13:1E-49 to 13:1E-91, and regulations at New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:26G-1.1 to 7:26G-16.12, NJAC 7:26A-6.1 to 7:26A-6.10, and NJAC 7:26A-7.1 to 7:26A-7.9

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Treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permit rules: NJAC 7:26G-12.1 to 7:26G-13.2 and NJAC 7:26-16.1 to 7:26-16.23

Hazardous waste generator, transporter, and TSDF fees: NJAC 7:26G-3.1 to 7:26G-3.4

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) 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's hazardous waste management rules include the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules and several more stringent state requirements. The state's rules apply to hazardous waste generators, transporters, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs), handlers of universal wastes, and handlers of used oil.

Administration and enforcement. DEP has received RCRA authorization from EPA. RCRA authorization allows DEP's Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program to administer and enforce the state's hazardous waste management rules.

To receive RCRA authorization, New Jersey's hazardous waste management rules must be at least as stringent as, and consistent with, the federal hazardous waste RCRA rules at ...


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