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Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement

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Program Activities
The Bureau of Hazardous Waste Compliance and Enforcement performs the following activities to ensure that hazardous waste is properly identified and collected, transported, treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.

provide compliance assistance
investigate complaints
conduct inspections
issue enforcement documents, both formal and informal which may include assessed penalties
assists the Attorney General in developing enforcement cases and testifies in court
negotiate compliance schedule and penalty settlements

The Department has been delegated authority by the USEPA to administer the RCRA (Resource Conservation Recovery Act) program in New Jersey. There is also a transportation oversight function that includes, in coordination with the State Police, roadside operations and hazardous waste transporter terminal audits.

Statutory and regulatory authority
Solid Waste Management Act: N.J.S.A. 13:1E-1 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 7:26G-1 et seq., Federal 40 CFR

Who do I call to report a violation?
To report a Hazardous Waste violation or any environmental incident impacting New Jersey, call the DEP 24 hour toll-free environmental hotline, @ 1-877-927-6337.

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Last Modified: June 11, 2014

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