NJDEP DPHS Seminar from Rutgers University




Baron participated in a recent "Discharge Prevention Program: Compliance in New Jersey” course delivered by Rutgers as part of our ongoing relationship with the NJDEP.  These courses provide the regulated community and consultants the opportunity to keep up to date with ever evolving environmental regulatory requirements.


Major facilities in NJ are required to submit and update Discharge Prevention Containment and Countermeasure (DPCC) plans and Discharge Cleanup and Removal (DCR) plans to the NJDEP. If you have storage capacity of 20,000 gallons or more of non-petroleum hazardous substances or in excess of 200,000 gallons of storage including petroleum substances in containers over 5 gallons, you are covered by these rules.  The list of these Hazardous Substances includes hundreds of chemicals and waste streams from acetone to alcohols, to ethylene glycol, to zinc sulfate.

Topics covered by presenters from the NJDEP and Industry included:

  • Overview of Discharges of Petroleum and Other Hazardous Substances (DPHS) rules and related state/federal programs

  • Updates to DPCC and DCR plans

  • Requirements for discharge notification, response, and reporting

  • Environmentally sensitive areas protection plan updates

  • NJDEP procedures for annual audits and post-incident inspections

  • Overview of administrative requirements for remediation of contaminated sites and regulation impact on discharge prevention rules

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