TIME: 10 A.M. TO NOON & 1
P.M. UNTIL END OF TESTIMONY
PLACE: DEP BUILDING PUBLIC HEARING
401 EAST STREET
TRENTON, NEW JERSEY
Air toxics are substances present in the
atmosphere which are recognized by the USEPA and the NJDEP
as being potentially harmful to human health.
The 1990 Cumulative Exposure Project (CEP)
results by the USEPA in late 1998, revealed for the first
time, comprehensive and alarming estimates of air toxics
exposure across the State of New Jersey. Although a program
to address air toxicities has existed in the NJDEP since
1979, the CEP highlighted the need to take a thorough
look at air toxicities exposures and sources in the state
and to develop a logical plan for reducing potentially
high exposures among our citizens.
The Council is seeking ways to assist the
NJDEP Strategic Plan which identifies additional strategies
that should be applied to the air toxicities program.
They include developing and applying risk assessment tools
to identify and evaluate sources of exposure to these
chemicals within a community. These projects are in the
early stages and would benefit greatly from suggestions
for ways to make these types of comprehensive risk assessments
meaningful and manageable.
The Clean Air Council Will
Explore the following questions
at the public hearing:
What are the health effects and potential exposures to
What is shown by ambient air monitoring and what are
What are the sources of air toxics?
What risk assessment tools and other studies are, or
should be available?
What are some solutions to current health risks, consumer
choices, emissions, and other air quality factors?
Is enough being done to improve New Jersey's air quality?
Are new regulations needed? Are current rules adequately
The Clean Air Council
Created by legislation in 1954, the Clean Air Council
makes recommendations to the Commissioner of the Department
of Environmental Protection on matters and programs pertaining
to air pollution control.
Invited speakers from federal, state, and local regulatory
agencies, citizen's groups, commerce and industry will
be scheduled. The public is invited to participate
in the discussions or to provide a formal presentation.
In addition, Council members will be available to
listen to and respond to citizens' comments after the
Anyone wishing to make a formal oral presentation is
asked to reserve, by April 5, 2000, a 15-minute time period
by contacting Erin Indelicato, Clean Air Council Liaison,
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, P.O.
Box 418, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0418 by mail, by fax
(609) 633-6198, by using the above form, or by direct
Presenters should bring 15 copies of their remarks
to the hearing for use by the Council members, the hearing
transcriber, and members of the press. The hearing
record will remain open until May 12, 2000 so that additional
written testimony can be received.