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. New Jersey incorporates by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (New Rule) requirements for management of generator tanks, effective on the federal level and in New Jersey as of May 30, 2017. See the national sections HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE and HAZARDOUS WASTE TANKS for detailed information.
New Jersey also incorporates by reference the federal rules for management of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) tanks, with changes to several federal deadlines for compliance because most of the federal deadlines had already passed when the state adopted the federal tank rules in 1996. New Jersey incorporates by reference the federal organic air emissions standards for tanks storing or treating hazardous waste. In addition, owners and operators of TSDFs that use tanks for hazardous waste storage or treatment must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and ...