March 3rd ISG Meeting Summary


Baron Environmental Associates regularly attends the quarterly Industrial Stakeholders Group (ISG) meetings hosted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Bureau of Stationary Sources.

These meetings update the public on regulatory proposals and guidance for air quality permitting in NJ. The latest meeting was held March 2, 2017. Attendees include DEP employees from Bureau of Stationary Sources, Bureau of Mobile Sources, and Air Compliance & Enforcement as well as EHS professionals and engineers from New Jersey consulting firms and industrial facilities.

Baron has summarized the most important findings from the meeting below:

DEP has scheduled a 2-day training session that will cover various permitting topics. The first day will focus on permit applications. The second day will cover Emission Statements and Risk Assessment. The training will take place on the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick on June 6th-7th. The class costs $425 per person with a discount for multiple individuals. Interested parties can find more information and sign up using the link below: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/en0203ca.html

The changes that DEP has been planning for the Small Emitter General Air Permit (also known as the SEGAP or GP-016) are finally happening. The current GP-002 and GP-003 are being combined with GP-016 to make a new GP-016A that will cover equipment previously covered by any of the three. This new GP-016A permit is expected to be available from DEP beginning on March 20, 2017.