Environmental and Occupational Health Assessment Program
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  When will I receive the 2012 Right to Know Survey Update packet?
A: Due to a change in submission requirements, the NJDOH will not mail the 2011 RTK Survey Update forms to public employers.

Q: Must I submit the 2012 RTK Survey Update if I did not receive the forms?
A: You are ONLY required to submit the 2012 RTK Survey Update if you have any hazardous substances present at your facility that were added/purchased during calendar year 2012.

Q: Where will I find the 2012 RTK Survey Cover page and inventory pages
A: The 2012 RTK Survey Update Cover and inventory pages can be found on our Website, Print the forms or upload them to your computer and fill in all necessary information. Mail completed survey and inventory pages to address on bottom of survey cover page.

Q: Where will I find the NJEIN number and the SIC and NAICS codes and mailing information?
A: Copy your NJEIN, SIC/NAICS codes, facility mailing address and facility location from your 2010 RTK Survey Update. This information is located in the upper section of the cover page.

Q: What should I do if I cannot find 2010 RTK Survey Update cover page and forms?
A: Call the RTK Infoline at (609) 984-2202 or e-mail, or fax to 609-984-7404 and we will provide the necessary information.

Q: What is the NJEIN number and why is it important?
A: NJEIN stands for “New Jersey Employer Identification Number.” Each employer was assigned an eight digit number by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (e.g., 43678800). NJDOH then assigned three more digits to this number to specifically identify each facility reported by the employer (e.g., 43678800000, 001, 002). This is the number by which NJDOH tracks the receipt of your survey. This facility number is found on the survey cover sheet above the mailing address. The correct NJEIN must be entered on each page of your survey or your survey cannot be processed. For new authorities and other public employers the NJEIN will be based on your Federal Employer Identification Number (e.g., 22123456).

Q: What are the SIC and NAICS codes and why are they important?
A: The four-digit SIC code stands for “Standard Industrial Classification” and was assigned by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to identify an employer’s primary activity. For example, all municipalities have a SIC code of 9131 and all schools (K-12) have a SIC code of 8211. This number assists NJDOH in tracking the receipt of your survey. This number is found on the survey cover sheet above the mailing address. The SIC code must be entered on each page of the survey. SIC codes have recently been replaced by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, a six-digit code. Both codes were listed on the 2010 RTK Survey Update cover sheet so you can see the equivalent SIC-NAICS codes.

Q: What must I report on the survey?
A: You must report all chemical products containing hazardous ingredients that are present at your facility which do not appear on your 2008 RTK Survey and your 2009, 2010 and 2011 RTK Survey Updates. List the product name and the product’s hazardous chemical ingredient(s), as well as requested inventory information.

Q: Must I fill out the survey even if I have no hazardous chemicals present at my facility?
A: NO. If there are no hazardous substances at a facility you are NOT required to submit the 2012 RTK Survey Update.

Q: Must I fill out the survey if I have no additions to the list of products containing hazardous chemicals reported since 2011 RTK Survey Update?
A: NO. You are NOT required to submit the 2012 RTK Survey Update if there are NO changes to your inventory list since 2011 RTK Survey Update.

Q: What is considered a hazardous chemical ingredient?
A: All chemicals listed on the RTK Hazardous Substance List are considered to be hazardous.

Q: I have a new facility, how can I obtain a NJEIN number and a RTK Survey Form.
A: If during calendar year 2012 you have built, purchased or leased a new facility, please contact the RTK Program; e-mail or call the RTK Infoline at (609) 984-2202 so that we may add the facility to our list, give you the new NJEIN number and send the 2012 NEW FACILITY COVER SHEET page. If you have products containing hazardous chemicals you must provide a COMPLETE INVENTORY of all hazardous chemicals present and report any chemicals that appear on the Right to Know Hazardous Substance List for that facility. Employers who do not use, produce, or store hazardous chemicals at their facility they are still required to complete and return the first page of the New Facility RTK Survey.

Q: Where will I find the RTK Hazardous Substance List?
A: The RTK Hazardous Substance List is available on the RTK website in an easy search format by the RTK Substance #, chemical name, CAS #, or DOT #.

Q: What should I do if the facility no longer belongs to my employer or was demolished?
A: DO notify the NJDOH, RTK Program by letter if a facility no longer exists. Include the month and year when the building was no longer used by you and a brief description of why (e.g. building sold, building demolished, building no longer leased). If the building was owned or occupied by your employer during any part of the calendar year, you are still required to complete a survey for that reporting year. If the building is vacant but your employer owns it, a survey is still required.

Have a question, can’t find what you are looking for, and need to change an address, add or delete a facility? Send us an email or call the RTK Infoline at (609) 984-2202.

 

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