Pollution Prevention Planning
DIVISION: Environmental Safety and Health
GENERAL PHONE NUMBER: (609) 777-0518
FAX NUMBER: (609) 292-1816
New Jersey is one a handful of states that has implemented a mandatory pollution prevention (P2) planning program. As such, facilities with certain North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are required to conduct a full facility audit to develop a P2 plan. This plan would identify areas of waste and opportunities for the implementation of P2 measures to reduce or eliminate these wastes at the source prior to any treatment or disposal. Facilities must prepare a P2 plan containing information required by the P2 regulations. However, implementation of any P2 measures is strictly voluntary. The premise is that the anticipated cost savings are enough incentive for P2 implementation.
Additionally, the program contracts with the New Jersey Center for Manufacturing Excellence (732-445-5540) located at Rutgers University, College of Engineering to provide on-site P2 assistance to small and medium size facilities.
MONETARY ASSISTANCE PROVIDED:
Recently the program developed an Internet based computer program known as the Multi Media Release Report (MMRR). This report provides a comparison of a facility's releases as reported to the department's air and water permitting programs and the Release and Pollution Prevention Report (RPPR). This comparison may uncover discrepancies in a facility's permitted air and water releases versus actual releases as reported on the RPPR. Permitting staff is encouraged to review reports prior to issuing permits.