Department of Environmental Protection

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Air Quality, Energy & Sustainability

Division of Air Quality

Our goal is to ensure clean air, for both public health and the environment.

NJDEP manages air quality with ambient air monitoring, inventories of sources, emission reduction plans, rules, permits, air quality modeling and risk assessment, vehicle inspections and voluntary programs to modernize fleets and promote electric vehicles.

What’s in My Community” mapping application

What's In YOUR Community

Community Corner’s 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.

Welcome to Community Corner’s “What’s in My Community” mapping application

Community Corner you will find every facility with an air permit registered with the Division of Air Quality at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. First opened only Major sources are shown at full extent. Because of the large number of minor sources, they will only show up after zooming in. Minor sources are represented by four symbols. Schools, Hospitals and Emergency services including Police and Fire departments. Many of these operations have minor source permits. “Other minor sources” represents the remainder of minor sources. Below you’ll find links to the user guide, glossary of terms and data limitations.

Air Compliance and Enforcement

Air Compliance and Enforcement

The Air Compliance and Enforcement program ensures compliance with the Air Pollution Control Act.
The Air Compliance and Enforcement program's main functions and services:

Provides oversight to stack emission testing
Provides 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
Negotiates compliance schedules and penalty settlements

Volkswagen Mitigation Trust

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In 2016 and 2017, two federal Partial Consent Decrees were approved among the United States, California, and Volkswagen Corporation.

In September and November 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) alleged that Volkswagen had secretly installed defeat devices – software designed to cheat emissions test and deceive federal and state regulators – in certain Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche-branded turbocharged direct injection diesel vehicles.

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The Clean Air Council

In New Jersey, transportation is the number one source of greenhouse gas pollution. Emissions from cars and light-trucks account for about 30% of the total hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen emission in the air that contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone or “smog” during the summer months. You can help slow climate change and reduce air pollution. When you purchase a new vehicle, you can make a choice that improves our air quality and global climate.

Drive Green Featured Video

Governor Phil Murphy has formally proclaimed September 8-16 as Drive Electric Week in New Jersey, noting the strong link between vehicle emissions and emissions that contribute to climate change.

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Enviroflash Signup

Be informed on air quality and the air pollution

Subscribe to EnviroFlash to receive information on your local air quality. These forecasts will help your community to take the necessary precautions when ozone is predicted to be unhealthy (e.g., high ozone days).

NJ Environmental Public Health Tracking Program

NJ Environmental Public Health Tracking Program

Environmental Public Health Tracking The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) continue to expand the New Jersey Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Network.

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New Jersey Clean Air Council Public Hearing

New Jersey Non-CO2 GHG Emissions: Brief Status Overview:
Francis Steitz, Director, Division of Air Quality, Air Quality, Energy and Sustainability
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Important Numbers

1-877-927-6337

For Environmental Emergencies: DEP has a toll-free 1-877-927-6337

Use this number to report environmental incidents, abuses, and complaints in New Jersey or impacting it. The 1-877-WARNDEP number can be used in the continental United States.

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The pilot app utilizes GPS technology for pinpoint location of environmental incidents and also allows users to submit photos as part of their reports to the DEP.