Does Your Facility Require a Physical Connection Permit?

Baron has recently held discussions with NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Division of Water Supply and Geoscience Bureau of Water System Engineering to determine precisely which manufacturing facilities require a physical connection permit for their backflow preventers. Per N.J.A.C. 7:10 Subchapter 10 (Physical Connections and Cross Connection Control by Containment) Appendix A (Facilities with Cross-Connection Hazards), most manufacturing facilities fall into one or more of the specified categories. The Bureau of Water System Engineering considers all manufacturing facilities to be “unapproved water sources” and therefore required to maintain both a backflow prevention devi

Flushing Hazardous Wastes Pharmaceuticals through the Sewer System by Healthcare facilities is Prohi

Starting on August 21, 2019, the discharge of pharmaceutical products by Healthcare facilities and Reverse Distributors, considered hazardous wastes by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is strictly prohibited. Specifically, the 40 CFR section 266.505, prohibits this practice, no matter the healthcare facility or reverse distributor has a pretreatment permit issued either by the POTW or the state. This prohibition is part of a more comprehensive regulation EPA has promulgated for the management of hazardous wastes generated at healthcare facilities and managed by reverse distributors. In terms of applicability, healthcare facilities are places authorized to provide any kin

NJDEP Bureau of Stationary Sources (BOSS) Notice of Changes

August 2, 2019 The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (Department) received a request to modify its Emission Statement Rules to extend the date for Emission Statements submitted electronically through the NJDEP Online Portal (Portal). At this time, the Department is not considering any rule changes but will review the request prior to any future rule amendments. For the past several years, the Department had allowed a 30-day extension for the Emission Statements submitted electronically through the Portal. This 30-day extension allowed facilities to submit Emission Statements through the Portal by June 15 (instead of May 15, the rule deadline) while the Department worked thr

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