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's rules for hazardous waste permitted and interim-status treatment facilities follow the federal requirements. In addition, owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment facilities must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.
In addition, 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. Although not specified in the New Rule regulations, the EPA has consistently maintained that a permit or interim status is not required if a generator treats the hazardous waste it generates on-site in accumulation units such as tanks or containers that are in full compliance with the generator accumulation requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program administers and enforces ...