Air Permitting Industrial Stakeholders Group (ISG) Feb. 5th Meeting Summary

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) held the latest iteration of its Industrial Stakeholders Group Meeting for Air Permitting on Friday February 5th. Below is a summary of the topics discussed during this meeting.

Rule Updates:

Outer Continental Shelf - Currently air regulations are regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for this region. The NJDEP has submitted a request for delegation to the EPA and an agreement is currently in discussions. The hope is that this will be finalized by Summer 2021.

Air Toxics - The NJDEP expects a proposal to be issued before Spring of 2021 for the following changes:

  1. Fumigation operations will be covered by the air permitting program. Risk screening will need to be passed which will require min stack heights and permit requirements will apply.

  2. New toxics Sulfuryl Fluoride, n-propyl bromide, Hydrogen sulfide will be added to the screening worksheet.

  3. New substances will be included in the Emission Statement (details on this item were not discussed during this meeting).

Consumer Products, AIMS, Aftermarket Catalysts - Three rules will be included in one proposal. The NJDEP expects this proposal to occur in Fall 2021.