New Jersey Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) container requirements: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:26G-8.1(a) and NJAC 7:26G-9.1(a) (interim status)

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TSDF hazardous waste storage tank requirements: NJAC 7:26G-8.1(a) and NJAC 7:26G-8.1(c)(11) to 7:26G-8.1(c)(13); NJAC 7:26G-9.1(a) and NJAC 7:26G-9.1(c)(7) to 7:26G-9.1(c)(9) (interim status)

Surface impoundment requirements: NJAC 7:26G-8.1(a) and NJAC 7:26G-9.1(a) (interim status)

Storage facility permit rules and fees: NJAC 7:26G-12.1, NJAC 7:26G-12.2, and NJAC 7:26G-3.1 to 7:26G-3.4

Generator on-site storage rules: NJAC 7:26G-6.1(a)

Marking tanks: NJAC 7:26G-6.1(b)(6)

Regulatory Agency

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. Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) that obtain a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) permit to store hazardous waste must follow the federal rules and comply with the state's more stringent requirements in connection with the permit application process and fees.

New Jersey incorporates by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (New Rule), effective on the federal level and in New Jersey as of May 30, 2017. Therefore, New Jersey follows these revised federal rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) and small quantity generators (SQGs) storing hazardous waste on-site without a permit. However, you should note that a conflicting state tank marking requirement ...


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