NJDEP ISG Meeting Blog Article


On December 1st, Baron Environmental Associates attended the quarterly Industrial Stakeholders Group (ISG) meeting held by the NJDEP’s Air Quality Permitting Department. The purpose of these meetings is to allow consultants and those in industry to meet with DEP officials to discuss and comment on regulation and rule updates. Below is a brief description of the major talking points from the meeting:

Organizational Update

Most DAQ positions have been filled by the time of the ISG meeting. Michael Adhanom is the new head of Preconstruction Permits. The head of the Bureau of Stationary Sources is still open and needs to be filled. The ISG website has been updated to include a chart of the positions with the new personnel.

Rule Updates

There are several newly adopted air permitting rules. These include:

  • CTGs & NOx RACT (Adopted 9/1/17, Effective 9/5/17) –The NJDEP adopted the following Control Technique Guidelines (CTGs) as issued by the EPA:

  • Paper, Film, and Foil Coatings (PFFC)

  • Fiberglass Boat Manufacturing Materials (FBMM)