""
   
nj home citizen business government services a to z departments
njdep  
Bureau of Air Quality Planning
""
njdep home about dep index by topic programs and units dep online
home page
""

Bureau Programs
& Initiatives

""
emission inventory
""
state implementation plans (sips)
""
mobile source planning
""
Cap & Trade Programs
""
air quality modeling
""
consumer products, portable fuel containers & architectural coatings
""
TBAc Emissions Reporting
""
public participation: reducing air pollution together
""

Planning Information

""
attainment areas status
""
glossary & acrynoms
""
ozone
""
particulate matter
""
regional haze
""

Other NJDEP Programs of Interest

""
Air Quality Education
""
Office of Climate and Energy
""
emission statement program
""
woodburning initiative
""
green commuting
""
environmental regulation
""
bureau of air quality monitoring
""
bureau of air quality permitting
""
air regulation development
""
air toxics
""
bureau of technical services
""
compliance & enforcement
""
science & research
""
clean air council
""
diesel emission reduction program
""
regional greenhouse gas initiative
""
motor vehicle inspections
""

Additional Resources

""
what else you should know
""
what you can do to reduce air pollution
""
usepa office of air & radiation
""
usepa qaqps ttn
""
""

 

Cap & Trade Programs


NOx Programs

The Bureau of Air Quality Planning is the principal unit within the Department for the coordination of the NOx cap and trade programs.

CAIR

New Jersey's version of the Clean Air Interstate Rule was adopted in 2007, in compliance with Federal regulations, to be effective on January 1, 2009. Applying to all electric generating units with a rated output in excess of 25 MW, it established both an Ozone Season program with a cap of 6,654 tons of NOX, and a parallel Annual program with a cap of 12,670 tons. In 2008, CAIR was first vacated in entirety by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in July, which then in December reversed its vacatur citing that the CAIR rule as previously written would remain in place until such time as the USEPA revises the rule, as per the instructions of the Court’s order in July.

CAIR Reporting Form - Annual

Certification Form - Use for Seasonal and Annual Reporting

NOx Budget Program

This rule applied to all fossil fuel fired indirect heat exchangers with a maximum rated heat input capacity of at least 250 MMBtu per hour; and all fossil fuel fired electric generating units with a rated output of at least 15 MW.

The Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) was established under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 to to coordinate the regional development of control plans for ground-level ozone in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States. A three phase program was established starting with the implementation of "reasonably available control technology" (RACT) for many existing pollution sources in certain nonattainment areas and throughout the OTR. Phase II began with a 1994 Memorandum of Understanding between the states of the Ozone Transport Region to create a Cap and Trade program within the region which would become the NOx Budget Program.

New Jersey adopted its NOx Budget Program, N.J.A.C. 7:27-31, in 1998, which was effective for the May through September ozone season starting in 1999. A base emission budget of 17,340 tons of NOx was established, which was an approximately 65% reduction from 1990 emissions. Phase III, known as NOx SIP Call began in 2003 with a reduction of the base emission budget to 8,200 tons. Phase III continued through the ozone season of 2008, at which point it was superceded by the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR).

New Jersey's NOx Allocations:

NJ CAIR

NJ NOx Budget Program

Incentive Reserve Allocations

Related links:


Acid Rain (SO2) Program

The Acid Rain Program is maintained by the USEPA: USEPA Acid Rain

 

""

 

""

contact dep privacy notice legal statement accessibility statement nj home ""
""