Office of Enforcement Policy
The Office of Enforcement Policy is responsible for developing and coordinating enforcement policy across all media programs as linked below:
Prevent, reduce and control air pollution and impact on climate change.
Regulate development (including clearing of vegetation and filling) within environmentally sensitive areas such as beaches, dunes, wetlands, and floodplains.
Ensure the safety and integrity of dams in New Jersey and, thereby, protect people and property from the consequences of dam failures.
Reduce and control air pollution from mobile sources and impact on climate change.
Ensure stack air emission monitoring data are accurate & reliable.
Ensure hazardous waste is properly identified and collected, transported, treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.
Ensure medical and infectious waste is properly collected, transported, treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.
Ensure pesticides, herbicides, and rodenticides are applied safely and effectively and reduce environmental and health issues.
Supports materials accounting practices to reduce the amount and use of potentially harmful substances.
The Office of Quality Assurance certifies laboratories and administers the Department's Quality Assurance Program to ensure environmental data is of documented quality and suitable for its intended use.
Protect radiation workers and the public from unnecessary exposure to radiation.
Prevent incidents through implementation of Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Regulations and the New Jersey Spill Compensation Control Regulations.
Collect, process, and disseminate the chemical inventory, environmental release, and materials accounting data to inform public and emergency responders.
Address ground and water pollution to safeguard environment and public health.
Ensure garbage ("solid waste") and recyclables are properly collected, transported, treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.
Ensure underground storage tanks and associated equipment is operated to prevent air, water and other pollution.
Prevent, reduce and control water pollution and ensure safe drinking water.
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