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Programs IN ACTION
Of Special Interest
Paul D. Baldauf
Air, Energy, & Materials Sustainability
Paul Baldauf serves as Assistant Commissioner for Air, Energy & Materials Sustainability under Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette.
Paul is responsible for the management and oversight of five divisions: Air Quality and Radiation Protection, Air Enforcement, Climate Change Mitigation & Monitoring, Sustainable Waste Management, and Solid and Hazardous Waste & UST Enforcement. He also serves as New Jersey’s state liaison officer to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and is the state’s Commissioner to the Atlantic Compact Commission for Low Level Radioactive Waste.Read More
Air Quality Awareness WeekRead More
Air Quality Flag ProgramRead More
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Radon Section
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Radon Section conducts outreach activities to educate the public on the risks of radon and how homes can be remediated. These activities include formal educational slide presentations on radon awareness, participation in exhibits and conventions. A toll-free information line, (800) 648-0394, is maintained to provide information to the public on testing procedures and mitigation techniques. Free information packets are available upon request.Read More
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
Highlands – Governor Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order mandating that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Board of Public Utilities begin the process of reentering the state into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The Christie administration withdrew from the regional compact in 2012, a decision that has forced New Jersey to fall behind on the critical goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the impacts of global climate changeRead More
New Jersey is a national leader in recycling
New Jersey has been a national leader in recycling for well over 30 years in large part due to the excellent job our municipal and county recycling programs do to get residents to actively participate in their curbside collection programs. Millions of tons of material are recycled annually thanks to these programs, saving landfill space, conserving New Jersey’s natural resources, strengthening our economy, and creating jobs.Read More
New Jersey Community Solar PV Siting Tool
To support the BPU’s Community Solar Energy Pilot Program New Jersey's Bureau of Climate Change and Clean Energy has developed a Community Solar PV Siting Tool to help solar developers, municipalities and interested stakeholders find locations to site community solar arrays.Launch Tool
New Jersey WasteWise Business Network
Newsletter of the New Jersey WasteWise Business Network – WasteWise…improving your bottom line and the environment through waste reduction, recycling and recycled product procurement.Read More
NJDEP News Releases
(19/P016) TRENTON – As part of the state’s comprehensive efforts to make New Jersey more resilient, the Department of Environmental Protection today announced that nonprofits, colleges and universities may apply for grants to develop projects that will assist the department in helping communities prepare for storms and sea-level rise.Sign up and Read More
NJDEP Environmental Stewardship
Air Compliance and Enforcement: provides oversight to stack emission testing compliance assistance, investigates complaints, conducts inspections, collects samples and gathers evidence, issues enforcement documents, both formal and informal, which may include assessed penalties, assists the Attorney General in developing enforcement cases and testifies in court AND negotiates compliance schedules and penalty settlementsRead More
What's In YOUR Community?
Welcome to Community Corner’s What’s in My Community mapping application. On the map you will find every facility with an air permit registered with the Division of Air Quality at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.Sign up and Read More