NJDEP Dental Amalgam Program
Dental Amalgam NJDEP Online Registraton and Certification
Dental facilities are required to certify between 10/1 and 12/31 of each year, with the certification covering the period 10/1 to 9/30 of the reporting year.
Note: The NJDEP dental amalgam program is applicable ONLY to those dental facilities that generate amalgam waste through placement and/or removal of amalgam.
The Bureau of Nonpoint Pollution Control (BNPC) has issued a New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Discharge to Ground Water (NJPDES-DGW) general permit for Dental Facilities Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems. For more information, please contact the Bureau of Nonpoint Pollution Control or read more regarding the K2 General Permit.
Discharges into public sanitary sewers are regulated by the Bureau of Pretreatment and Residuals. All dental facilities subject to this regulation were required to implement Best Management Practices, or BMPs, by October 1, 2008, and must install an amalgam separator that meets the ISO 11143 criteria by October 1, 2009. Facilities that opened after October 1, 2007 shall immediately install an amalgam separator. Each dental facility subject to this regulation shall register and certify compliance annually with the NJDEP.
The renewal period is from
October 1 through
December 31 of each year.
Revised guidance manuals (updated September 15, 2011) are available. Prior manuals may no longer be applicable.
AFTER PRINTING THE APPROPRIATE MANUAL CLICK HERE TO BEGIN REGISTRATION
If you have questions or need additional information regarding discharges to the public sanitary sewer, contact the Bureau of Pretreatment and Residuals at 609-633-3823.