New Jersey Land Disposal Restrictions regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Land Disposal Restrictions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Land disposal restrictions: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:26G-11.1

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Exclusion of federal rules: NJAC 7:26G-11.1(b)(2) and NJAC 7:26G-11.1(e)

Regulatory Agencies

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Climate and Environmental Management Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Solid Waste

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Jersey has adopted by reference the vast majority of the federal rules for land disposal restrictions (LDRs) and best demonstrated available technology. These rules are reviewed in the national section LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN. The federal rules that New Jersey have not adopted are those that EPA has not delegated authority to New Jersey to administer and enforce.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's LDRs. When new, more-stringent regulations are issued under the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), EPA will administer these new regulations until the time that equivalent or more-stringent rules are adopted in New Jersey.

State Requirements


NJAC 7:26G-11.1(b)(2) and NJAC 7:26G-11.1(e)

Variances. New Jersey has not adopted the following federal provisions that allow the owner or operator of the treatment facility to petition DEP (NJAC 7:26G-11.1(b)(2)):

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New Jersey Land Disposal Restrictions Resources

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