The Federal Clean Air Act requires that states with designated ozone nonattainment areas gather Emission Statement data from sources of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) beginning in 1992 (reporting in 1993). These two air contaminants react in the presence of sunlight to form ozone in the lower atmosphere, the troposphere, where it affects human health. Carbon monoxide by itself affects human health and elevated levels tend to occur primarily in the winter months. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), therefore, requires the State of New Jersey to report the emissions from major sources annually. The Emission Statement rule (N.J.A.C. 7:27-21) established requirements for the annual reporting of air contaminant emissions from stationary sources allowing the state to meet these requirements. The Emission Statement rule requires the following air contaminants to be reported; carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), ammonia (NH3), total suspended particulate matter (TSP), respirable particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5), lead (Pb), volatile organic compounds (VOC), and oxides of nitrogen (NOx), carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and the 36 toxic air pollutants (TAP’s).
The emission statement data is made publicly available and reported to the USEPA’s national database, National Emissions Inventory (NEI). USEPA’s Air Emissions Reporting Requirements (AERR), 40 CFR Part 51, requires the state to prepare a comprehensive statewide inventory every three years and a reduced point source submittal annually using the NEI. This database is useful for federal and regional planning agencies interested in national trends and information. Much of the information required by New Jersey’s Emission Statement program is required by the AERR.
Emission Statements are intended to help the state in their reporting and analysis of emissions into the ambient air. All emission estimates reported on Emission Statements will be used in tracking the State’s progress toward meeting the mandatory emission reduction targets specified as a percentage reduction from the 1990 base year inventory. This tracking will help to monitor the progress that areas make toward attainment of the ozone and carbon monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standards and will be used as an indicator to measure the state’s progress in maintaining a healthy environment. The Act also requires the state to periodically compile and report a comprehensive, accurate, and current inventory of all air contaminant sources in the State. The emissions data from the Emission Statement program provides an impact indicator of emissions on the ambient air quality from the stationary sources in New Jersey.
The Emission Statement Guidance Document and other forms are available here in two formats, Adobe
Acrobat Reader PDF or Microsoft Word.
PDF files require the Adobe
Acrobat® Reader appropriate for your hardware and operating system to
view and print the file. The document appears exactly as it was in printed
form. The Microsoft Word files may be viewed by any word-processing
software capable of reading such documents.
Possible resources for calculating PM2.5 are AP-42, FIRE, and the
PM Calculator, all located at USEPA
- Chief. Please remember that PM10 and PM2.5 emissions include
both filterables and condensables.
Simplified Worksheets to Estimate VOC Emissions from Fixed Roof
The following simplified worksheets are provided primarily for
minor facilities that may not be familiar with USEPA Tanks Program,
to estimate VOC emissions from aboveground and underground horizontal
or vertical fixed roof tanks containing gasoline or fuel oil. Most
of the information required for these calculations have been provided
as default values to minimize the information a facility needs to
These excel worksheets are labeled as TECF_HOR1.xls (for horizontal aboveground storage tanks), TECF_VER1.xls (for vertical aboveground storage tanks) and TECF_UND1.xls (for underground storage tanks). Each worksheet has four spreadsheets
for the following products: Residual fuel oil #6, Distillate fuel
oil #2, Gasoline RVP9 and Gasoline RVP13.
To use these worksheets, the only information you need to insert
is the tank height, the tank diameter, and the total amount of product
loaded into the tank for the calendar year in the highlighted boxes.
The spreadsheet will calculate the estimated VOC emissions in terms
of breathing losses, working losses and total losses.
Emission Statements must be submitted electronically using RADIUS and are due May 15th of the reporting year.
RADIUS Software Currently, RADIUS is only available by downloading from the NJDEP website.
To download RADIUS, please go to the RADIUS webpage.
Follow the directions for downloading the software on the RADIUS webpage. For Emission Statement reporting,
the latest version of RADIUS (v.4.0) is required.
Submitting Emission Statements in RADIUS: The "Submit" function in RADIUS does not automatically send the Emission Statement to the Department. Emission Statement files will have to be either mailed through the US Postal Service on a CD or diskette along with a signed paper certification to the Department, or submitted through the NJDEP Online Services Portal, accessed through www.njdeponline.com/. The "Submit" function initiates the Administrative Check and creates an export file, but does not send any data to the Department.
Transferring one emission statement to another computer: In order to transfer one emission statement file to another computer, be sure to use only the ‘Export’ function in RADIUS. The user will not be able to import an emission statement saved outside of RADIUS 4.0 that used the ‘Submit’ function
Electronic Submittal NJDEP Online Services Portal : In order to remain compliant with EPA’s Federal Regulation Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Regulation (CROMMER), emission statements can no longer be submitted via e-mail. All electronic submittals can only be sent through the NJDEP Online Services Portal. Otherwise, emission statements can be mailed to the Department on a CD/Diskette along with a signed paper certification.
ListServ is an electronic mailing list configured for the Emission Statement
Program. The ListServ is an avenue to update subscribers with important information
on the Emission Statement Program through electronic mail. Subscribing to
ListServ will allow you to stay informed of any developments and changes in
the Emission Statement Program.