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. 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 ...