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Discharge Prevention Downloads,
Including Rules and Guidance

All files are in Adobe Acrobat pdf format unless noted.

Rules and Regulations

The official version of New Jersey Regulations can be found in the New Jersey Administrative Code published by the (Phone: (800) 223-1940)

N.J.A.C. 7:1E, Discharges of Petroleum and Other Hazardous Substances, specifying the requirements of the program. This file does not include Appendices A and B, which are available below. (Readoption effective January 27, 2014. New Jersey Register publication date March 3. Last Amendment Date: August 6, 2018)

N.J.A.C. 7:1E-Appendix A. Appendix A lists hazardous substances and categories. Lists are provided by name and by CAS number. Petroleum products are also regulated, but most do not appear on this list. (Readoption effective January 27, 2014. New Jersey Register publication date March 3, 2014. Last amended: June 1, 2020)

The NJDEP has amended the List of Hazardous Substances in Appendix A to include the acidic and anionic forms of PFOA and PFOS and their salts and esters.

N.J.A.C. 7:1E-Appendix B Appendix B provides financial responsibility documents. (Readoption effective January 27, 2014. New Jersey Register publication date March 3, 2014.)

N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11, The New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act, authorizing the program.

Administrative Order 2007-03, establishing provisions for employee participation during site inspections conducted by the Discharge Prevention Program. (Effective April 2, 2007)

Guidance on Changes to Appendix A Resulting from the 2007 Readoption (March, 2007)

Our guidance documents are periodically revised. Please check back for new updates. If you have questions, please call us at (609) 633-0610.

Estimating Storage Capacity

A Guide to Hazardous Substance Storage Capacity, to assist in determining whether a site is subject to the Discharge Prevention regulations as a major facility. Topics discussed include storage volumes, solid hazardous substances, underground storage tanks, distinctions between storage areas and process areas, and acceptable out-of-service designations. (February 28, 2017)

Plan Preparation and Amendments

A Guide to Discharge Prevention Plans, providing information on preparing DPCC and DCR plans. This information will also be of interest when preparing plan renewals. (May 2022)

Plan Renewal Guidance, for facilities renewing existing plans. (February 4, 2020)

A Guide to Plan Amendments, Advance Notifications, and Minor Information Changes, addressing changes to facilities, personnel and procedures. (March, 2018)

Environmentally Sensitive Areas Guidance (October, 2017)

Financial Responsibility

Financial Responsibility Under N.J.A.C. 7:1E (January 24, 2017)

Tank Inspections

Guide to Testing and Inspection of Aboveground Storage Tanks, reviewing the applicability of inspection protocols from the American Petroleum Institute, the Steel Tank Institute, the American Society for Testing and Materials, and others. Examples of how compliance with N.J.A.C. 7:1E can be documented in the DPCC plan are also provided. (September, 2016)

Site Inspections

Employee Participation Fact Sheet, reviewing required notification of employees and their representatives before scheduled inspections, and provisions allowing them to participate. (March, 2007)

Guide to Annual Audit Inspections, describing what owners and operators can typically expect during their annual inspections. (January, 2018)

Annual Audit Checklist, summarizing topics covered during annual inspections. (February, 2020)

Soil Permeability

Soil Permeability Testing for Earthen Secondary Containment Areas, applicable to certain installations constructed prior to 1991. (November, 2013)


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