NJDEP Updated the DPCC Program to Include a New Substance – New Guidance Documents Released


The NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s (NJDEP) Bureau of Release Prevention recently updated the List of Hazardous Substances in N.J.A.C. 7:1E Appendix A for the Discharge Prevention, Containment and Countermeasure (DPCC) program.

Per this update, Appendix A now includes the acidic and anionic forms of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), the anionic form of perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) and the salts and esters for all three chemical groups. An illustrative list of compounds identified as salts and esters of PFNA, PFOA, and PFOS can be found here. The updated list for Appendix A can be found here.

New Guidance Documents for DPCC -

In addition to the change outlined above, the NJDEP also released a series of updates to their various DPCC program guidance documents.