Regional Enforcement Offices
(05/20) TRENTON -- Department of Environmental Protection
(DEP) Commissioner Bradley M. Campbell today visited DEP's new
Hanover Township office to announce the consolidation of DEP's
northern and metro regional enforcement offices. The new office,
which is located in the Cedar Knolls section of Hanover Township,
Morris County, will serve Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Morris,
Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon and Somerset counties.
"The consolidation of the northern and metro offices will
save taxpayer funds and improve coordination between DEP staff
currently housed in those offices," said Commissioner Campbell.
"By moving northern and metro staff to a single, centrally
located office, we can more quickly respond to environmental incidents
and more efficiently inspect sites regulated by more than one
The northern enforcement office previously was located in Parsippany-Troy
Hills Township, Morris County. The metro enforcement office previously
was located in West Orange Township, Essex County. The new office,
which is located near Routes 287 and 10, provides DEP inspectors
and emergency responders improved access to major highways and
will enable them to more easily serve the nine northern counties.
One hundred ten compliance and enforcement and site remediation
staff will work in the consolidated office. Compliance and enforcement
staff assigned to this office inspect regulated facilities including
hazardous waste generators, wastewater dischargers, drinking water
suppliers and potential air pollution sources. The facility's
site remediation personnel monitor industrial site cleanups and
respond to environmental emergencies.
The consolidated northern-metro office complements DEP regional
enforcement offices serving central and southern New Jersey. The
offices are located in the Robbinsville section of Washington
Township, Mercer County and in Camden City, Camden County.
To report environmental offenses to DEP programs housed in the
new office, call the following telephone numbers:
- Air Compliance & Enforcement (973) 656-4444;
- Emergency Response (973) 631-6385;
- Site Remediation Field Operations (973) 631-6401;
- Solid & Hazardous Waste Enforcement (973) 656-4470;
- Water Compliance & Enforcement (973) 656-4099.