Discharge Prevention Downloads,
including Rules and Guidance
All files are in Adobe Acrobat pdf format unless noted.
Rules and Regulations
Discharges of Petroleum and Other Hazardous Substances, specifying the requirements of the program. This file does not include Appendices A and B, which are available below. (Changes effective May 7, 2012. New Jersey Register publication date May 7, 2012)
7:1E-Appendices A and B. Appendix A lists hazardous substances and
categories. Lists are provided by name and by CAS number. Petroleum products
are also regulated, but most do not appear on this list. Appendix B provides
financial responsibility documents. (Changes effective March 28, 2007. New
Jersey Register publication date April 2, 2007)
58:10-23.11, The New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act,
authorizing the program.
Order 2007-03, establishing provisions for employee participation during
site inspections conducted by the Discharge Prevention Program. (Effective
April 2, 2007)
Summary of Amendments to N.J.A.C. 7:1E, noting changes made to the Discharge Prevention regulations during the 2007 rule readoption.
Basis and Background
for the 2007 Rule as Proposed. This is not the effective regulation.
(October, 2006. This download originates from the DEP Rules and Regulations web site.)
Adoption Document, including Responses to Comments. (New Jersey
Register publication date April 2, 2007)
Guidance on Changes to Appendix A Resulting from the 2007 Readoption (March,
Our guidance documents are undergoing revision to reflect the 2007 rule readoption. Please check back for new updates. If you have questions, please call us at (609) 633-0610.
Estimating Storage Capacity
A Guide to Hazardous Substance Storage Capacity, to assist in determining whether a site is subject to the Discharge Prevention regulations as a major facility. Topics discussed include storage volumes, solid hazardous substances, underground storage tanks, distinctions between storage areas and process areas, and acceptable out-of-service designations. (May, 2012)
Plan Preparation and Amendments
Guide to Discharge Prevention Plans, providing information on preparing DPCC and DCR plans. This information will also be of interest when preparing plan renewals. (August, 2013)
Renewal Guidance, for facilities renewing existing plans. (May, 2013)
A Guide to Plan Amendments, Advance Notifications, and Minor Information Changes, addressing changes to facilities, personnel and procedures. (July, 2013)
Environmentally Sensitive Areas Guidance (June, 2012)
Financial Responsibility Under N.J.A.C. 7:1E (August, 2013)
to Testing and Inspection of Aboveground Storage Tanks, reviewing the applicability of inspection protocols from the American Petroleum Institute, the Steel Tank Institute, the American Society for Testing and Materials, and others. Examples of how compliance with N.J.A.C. 7:1E can be documented in the DPCC plan are also provided. (May, 2010)
Employee Participation Fact Sheet, reviewing required notification of employees and their representatives before scheduled inspections, and provisions allowing them to participate. (March, 2007)
Guide to Annual Audit Inspections, describing what owners and operators can typically expect during their annual inspections. (January, 2013)
Annual Audit Checklist, summarizing topics covered during annual inspections.
Soil Permeability Testing for Earthen Secondary Containment Areas, applicable to certain installations constructed prior to 1991. (October, 2008)
Pipeline Registration Form (Word document, December, 2011)
Transmission Pipeline Registration Instructions 2011 (Word Document, December, 2011)
The official version of New Jersey Regulations can be found in the New Jersey Administrative Code published by the LexisNexis ® bookstore (Phone: (800) 223-1940)
To Report an Environmental
(1-877-WARN DEP). This is a toll-free number available 24 hours a day,
every day of the year. If this number is not working, call the New Jersey
State Police at 1-609-882-2000.