New Jersey Universal Wastes regulations & environmental compliance analysis

New Jersey Universal Wastes: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Universal waste rule: New Jersey Administrative Code (NJAC) 7:26A-7.1 to 7:26A-7.9

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Definitions: NJAC 7:26A-1.3 and NJAC 7:26G-4.2

Regulated wastes: NJAC 7:26A-1.3 and NJAC 7:26A-7.1

Handler requirements:

Requirements for small quantity handlers of universal waste (SQHUWs): NJAC 7:26A-7.4(a)

Requirements for large quantity handlers of universal waste (LQHUWs): NJAC 7:26A-7.5

Requirements for transporters: NJAC 7:26A-7.6

Consumer electronics:

Definitions for consumer electronics: NJAC 7:26A-1.3 and NJAC 7:26A-7.2(a)(2)

Management of consumer electronics: NJAC 7:26A-7.4(b)(1), NJAC 7:26A-7.5(b), and NJAC 7:26A-7.7(a)

Oil-based finishes:

Definitions for oil-based finishes: NJAC 7:26A-1.3 and NJAC 7:26A-7.2(a)(1)

Management of oil-based finishes: NJAC 7:26A-7.4(c), NJAC 7:26A-7.5, and NJAC 7:26A-7.7(b)

Regulatory Agency

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. The state's universal waste management rules (which incorporate by reference the federal rules) include provisions for the management of wastes that are in addition to those regulated under the federal rules. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) universal waste rules include the management of oil-based finishes and consumer electronics. Universal wastes in New Jersey that are the same as the federal universal wastes (i.e., pesticides, batteries, mercury-containing equipment, and lamps) must be managed in accordance with the applicable federal provisions.

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