New Jersey TSDF Responsibilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey TSDF Responsibilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) statutes: Solid Waste Management Act, New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 13:IE-1 to 13:IE-48; Major Hazardous Waste Facilities Siting Act, NJSA 13:1E-49 to 13:1E-91

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TSDF management rules: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:26G-1.1 to 7:26G-5.4 and NJAC 7:26G-8.1 to 7:26G-16.12

TSDF permit rules: NJAC 7:26G-12.1 to 7:26G-13.2 and NJAC 7:26-16.1 to 7:26-16.23

TSDF facility and permit fees: NJAC 7:26G-3.1 to 7:26G-3.4

Major TSDFs: NJSA 13:1E-51, NJSA 13:1E-42.1, NJSA 13:1E-42.2, and NJSA 13:1E-60 to 13:1E-66

Major facilities: NJAC 7:1E-1.1 to 7:1E-10.4 and Appendices

Financial assurance: NJAC 7:26G-8.1, NJAC 7:26G-9, and NJAC 7:1E-4.4

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. New Jersey's rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and additional and more stringent state requirements in connection with contingency plans, manifests, permits and fees, closure and post-closure, groundwater, and pollution prevention. Unique to New Jersey are its definitions of, and regulatory requirements for, TSDFs defined as "a major hazardous waste facility" and those defined as a "major facility."

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Program administers and enforces the TSDF requirements in New Jersey.

State Requirements


In addition to the federal requirements, ...

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