Baron Environmental Associates, L.L.C.
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August 30, 2019

An industrial facility with an Underground Storage Tank (UST) can be subject to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Underground Storage Tank regulations set forth at N.J.A.C. 7:14B.  

By definition a UST is any one or combination of tanks as set forth in N.J.A.C. 7:14B...

August 27, 2019

Many personnel in the EHS field are frequently asked if aerosol cans can be punctured and emptied prior to disposal, and the answer to this question has changed several times over the past three decades.  The answer is not always clear, plus requirements vary state-by-state.

In 2018, the Uni...

August 22, 2019

Are you headed to court with the NJDEP or think you might be?  Are there any alternatives?

Perhaps - Per the NJDEP website, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has established the Office of Dispute Resolution to provide a forum other than the administrative and trial courts for resol...

August 12, 2019

Do you have a hazardous waste tank at your facility?  Do you comply with the applicable RCRA requirements?  Hazardous waste tanks must meet four subparts of the RCRA rule: J, AA, BB, and CC.  It is important to understand that the requirements of these subparts are separate from the leak detecti...

August 5, 2019

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is part of Governor Murphy's goal to achieve 100% clean energy by 2050. The Governor sees that shifting to clean and renewable energy sources reduces greenhouse gas emissions that are already causing climate impacts in New Jersey, particularly in economical...

July 22, 2019

Baron Environmental Associates has recently completed an assessment of large OSHA penalties ($40,000 +) in New Jersey and the surrounding states (NJ, NY, CT, PA, and DE) for the first six months of 2019.  Many trends from 2018 are continuing with inspections resulting from fatality/catastrophe e...

July 10, 2019

EPA has increased penalties for numerous violations of environmental laws and regulations.  The Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on February 6, 2019 and applies to all violations that occurred or will occur after November 2, 2015 and for which penalties are assessed after Februar...

July 10, 2019

Baron has recently completed an analysis of NJ DEP’s penalty activities for inspections that occurred during the 2018 calendar year.  A total 974 penalties were issued with a total cost to the regulated community of over $8.7 million dollars.

As is typical, the Northern Region (consisting of...