TSCA Deadline Extended

EPA has extended the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) submission deadline from September 30, 2016 to October 31, 2016. This extension is a one-time occurrence for 2016 submissions. This extension is due to concerns raised by facilities that are required to submit CDR reports, expressing difficulty in electronic submittals within the submission period. EPA was not notified of these issues, until recently, when the review of a letter from the American Chemistry Council dated August 30, 2016. This extension does not change the CDR reporting requirements, but rather gives facilities more time to submit them to the EPA. This will only affect those facilities that

September 2016 ISG Meeting

Baron Environmental Associates (Baron) regularly attends the Quarterly Industrial Stakeholders Group (ISG) meeting hosted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)’s Bureau of Stationary Sources. These meetings seek to update the public regarding regulatory proposals and guidance regarding air quality permitting in New Jersey. The latest meeting was held September 16, 2016. Attendees included personnel from NJDEP Bureau of Stationary Sources, Bureau of Mobile Sources, and Air Compliance & Enforcement, and professionals from New Jersey consulting firms and industries. Below is a description of the most relevant topics from the meeting. - NJDEP Electronic Submissions Th

Upcoming AWMA Regulatory Updates

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection will be holding a workshop regarding its Alternate Dispute Resolution process. The workshop will be held by the Northern and Central New Jersey Chapters of Air and Waste Management Association on September 22, 2016 in Ewing, New Jersey. Baron will be present at this workshop and will be summarizing the key points in a future article. Baron will also be attending the chapter’s fall regulatory update being held in Trenton, NJ on November 18, 2016. Look for our article in late November, summarizing this meeting.

Radiation Safety Program

Radiation is energy that travels from a source that is capable of penetrating materials. It can be potentially hazardous to workers in industrial facilities that contain radiation-producing equipment, such as X-Ray machines. Before a radiation safety program can be developed, the radiation producing machines must be registered with the DEP, within 30 days that the facility has received the machine. (The form can be found here http://www.state.nj.us/dep/rpp/reg/downloads/xrayreg.pdf). Once the machine has been installed a radiation survey must be conducted by a qualified surveyor (A list of DEP qualified surveyors can be found here http://datamine2.state.nj.us/DEP_OPRA/OpraMain/categories?c

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