Governing Law and Regulations
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Compliance and Enforcement County Environmental Management and Waste Enforcement Bureau of Solid & Hazardous Waste Regulation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. New Jersey follows the federal regulations (40 CFR 761) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for handling, marking, treating, storing, and disposing of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and PCB items. In addition, any PCB cleanup work under the federal Superfund law is usually carried out under the supervision of DEP. See the national sections PCB MANAGEMENT and TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT and contact DEP for additional PCB storage and disposal guidance.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA Region 2, with DEP assistance, administers and enforces the federal PCB regulations under TSCA in New Jersey.