Due to the COVID-19 Emergency and to facilitate working remotely, EMS is temporarily suspending the Permit requirements to submit protocols and test reports using the Electronic Reporting Tool (ERT). This is consistent with the Permit language that allows EMS to waive the use of ERT. This does NOT relieve you of any Federal requirement to submit reports to EPA using the ERT where applicable. We will also accept PDF submittals sent to our general EMS mailbox using the link found at the following page: https://www.nj.gov/dep/bts/contact.html Please be sure to clearly identify the Program Interest number, facility name, Permit number (if known) and TST number (if known), and the type of submittal. Also, be sure to include (as should always be the case) contact information for the facility and tester, to include phone numbers and email addresses. We may require a hard-copy at a later date, but one is not required at this time. Should you choose to also submit a hard-copy, be sure to note that an electronic version was already sent to avoid duplication.
Additionally, tests currently scheduled can continue to take place if you are able to perform them. We are asking that you refrain from attempting to schedule new tests to take place prior to May 1, 2020 unless there is a deadline that cannot be extended. Contact the appropriate C&E Regional Office regarding any potential permit deviations.
The contact information for each region is as follows:
AirCE-Central@dep.nj.gov Bureau of Air Compliance &Enforcement - Central (Jurisdiction: Counties of Burlington, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean)
AirCE-Southern@dep.nj.gov Bureau of Air Compliance &Enforcement - Southern (Jurisdiction: Counties of Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem)
AirCE-Northern@dep.nj.gov - Bureau of Air Compliance &Enforcement - Northern (Jurisdiction: Counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren)
Lastly, at the current time, most correspondences from EMS will be electronic only via email, and will be considered our official responses.