NEW BRUNSWICK FIRM ENTERS DEP PROGRAM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL
New Brunswick Plating Company has become the sixth organization in New
Jersey to be accepted into a new state program that promotes pollution
prevention and environmental excellence.
At a signing ceremony at the company's new facility today, State Environmental
Protection Commissioner Bob Shinn praised the firm's management and employees
for its actions that made it eligible to participate in the state’s Silver
& Gold Track Program for Environmental Excellence. To be eligible,
a company must have a good environmental record for at least the past
five years, with all plans, permits and approvals in good standing.
"This voluntary program initiates an exciting, innovative and strong
partnership to provide creative solutions for more effective environmental
management in New Jersey," said Commissioner Shinn. "We are
committed to proving, through an incentive-based program, that when businesses
focus on pollution prevention, energy conservation, innovative technologies
and recycling, it's good for business, and good for the environment."
Under the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Silver Track
program, eligible companies are provided incentives such as public recognition,
expedited permit processing, and a single point of contact within DEP,
for committing to achieve demonstrable and measurable improvements in
their environmental performance. In the second level of the program, Silver
Track II, participants must also achieve verifiable reductions in greenhouse
gases emissions, and, in turn, are offered a degree of operational flexibility.
In the third level, Gold Track, participants also must reduce other hazardous
air pollutants, commit to enhanced handling, treatment and storage of
hazardous wastes, reduce water consumption and water discharges and undertake
other energy efficiency and pollution prevention activities.
Other Silver Track participants include the New Jersey Air National Guard,
177th Fighter Wing in Egg Harbor Twp., and the Naval Air Engineering Station
For more information on the program, contact the DEP Office of Pollution
Prevention and Permit Coordination at 609-292-3600 or visit www.state.nj.us/dep