|In an effort to encourage environmentally sound disposal
conditionally exempt small quantities of hazardous waste, the NJDEP
offers an alternative, voluntary notification program for conditionally
exempt small quantity generators. This program - known as the "NJX"
number program - is open to places of business which do not generate
in any calendar month more than;
a) 100 kilograms of non-acutely hazardous wastes.
b) 1 kilogram of acutely hazardous waste.
c) 100 kilograms of any residue or contaminated soil waste or
debris resulting from the cleanup of a spill of any acute hazardous
While similar in appearance to an EPA ID number, (3 letters followed
by 9 digits), NJX numbers are issued by the NJDEP to CESQGs meeting
the above eligibility requirements. NJX numbers are used to complete
Item 1 on your Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest. NJX numbers
are "site specific" and are not transferable if
a company should relocate.
Questions and answers about the NJX program:
Q: How do I apply for an NJX number?
A: In order to obtain an NJX number for your business, you must
complete an NJX Program application form. These forms are available
from NJDEP's Bureau of Hazardous Waste Regulation. You can obtain
an application form by calling (609) 292-7081. Completed application
forms should be mailed to:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Mail Code 401-040G
PO Box 420
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0420
Q: Is there a fee involved?
A: There is no fee to register and receive an NJX number. However,
effective October, 2003, you will be subject to a nominal $30
annual fee assessed by enforcement to defray cost of compliance
Q: If most of the time my business never generates in a calendar
month more than CESQG amounts of waste, but once in a while we
do go over the CESQG exclusion limits, can I still qualify for
an NJX number?
A: Yes. Since a generator's status is determined by month, a
generator's status may change monthly from CESQG to SQG/LQG according
to the amounts and types of wastes that are generated that month.
However, your NJX# can only be used in the months that your company
qualifies as a CESQG. If you exceed CESQG limits then you must
meet the requirements in 40 CFR 262.12 and obtain a EPA ID number
from USEPA - Region II - (212) 637-4106. When you-return to CESQG
Status, you may once again use your assigned NJX#.
Q: What if I already have an EPA ID number for my business;
can I still get an NJX number?
A: Yes. As long as your business meets the monthly eligibility
Q: If I get an NJX number for my business, will I still be
subject to NJDEP routine enforcement compliance inspections?
A: Yes. The Department reserves this right. Remember,
the burden is on you to prove CESQG status. Therefore, you must
retain written records of the waste types and volumes generated
Q: What do I get out of the NJX program?
A: You get the opportunity to dispose of your small quantities
of hazardous waste in an environmentally sound manner. The NJX
program allows you to track your waste through the New Jersey
Hazardous Waste Manifest System. Disposal of your hazardous waste
at a Treatment, Storage, or Disposal Facility (TSDF) may also
reduce your future Superfund liability.
Q: Are you sure commercial TSDFs can legally accept an NJX
number in place of an EPA ID number on a manifest?
Q: If my business qualifies for the NJX number program, does
that mean I have to get an NJX number?
A: No. The NJX number program is strictly a voluntary program.
Q: If I got an NJX number, does that mean I must dispose of
my waste at a TSDF?
A: No. All the disposal options of CESQG are still available
To find out more about the NJX number program,
please call NJDEP's Hazardous Waste Regulation Program at (609)