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Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey

Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey is a unique network of businesses committed to improving and advancing the cause of free enterprise in the Garden State. Our focus sets us apart from other organizations and provides the basis upon which we work to make our state a better place to live, work and conduct business.

Environmental Business Council - A Forum of the CIANJ

Since its inception, the EBC’s mission has been to recognize the important economic role the environmental industry plays within the state, to demonstrate that environmental issues are also business issues, and to teach the business and regulatory communities that environmental responsibility and economic growth are fundamentally related.

The EBC Environmental Roundtable meets every other month to discuss relevant environmental issues, regulatory changes and new developments that may impact our members provided by our sub-committees which focus on: Regulatory Affairs, Brownfields & Site Remediation, Natural Resource Damages, Water, Air, Environmental Technology, Sustainability, Energy, Enforcement & OSHA News and Regulations.

CIANJ member companies are invited to send Executives, Directors, Management and individual technical and compliance personnel to their bimonthly meetings to enhance their understanding of current issues and participate in advocacy efforts as well as assist with environmental compliance matters both functionally and legislatively.

Numerous Past Presidents of AHMP-NJ attend these meetings regularly and plan to make this valuable knowledge resource available to the general AHMP-NJ membership community on an ongoing basis.

September 25, 2019 EBC Meeting

Selected Topics from September 25, 2019 EBC Meeting Agenda

I.          Introduction/General Interest - NJ Department of Environmental Protection – Application for the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards Program

II.        Brownfields and Site Remediation

B.        Site Remediation and Other Technical Issues - SRRA 2.0 - A5293 AcaSa (2R) Makes Various Changes to Laws Governing Remediation of Contaminated Sites. Bills and Joint Resolutions Signed by the Governor

III.       Regional Regulatory Affairs

            Superfund Task Force Issues Final Report and Announces Plans to Continue Program Improvements Moving Forward

            Final Rule: Management Standards for Hazardous Waste

IV.       Natural Resource Damages

            NJ Court Holds Public Trust Doctrine Trumps Exclusivity Element of Trespass Claim

VI.       Water and Land Use

            Trump Administration Rolls Back Clean Water Protections

            EPA and Army Propose New “Waters of The United States” Definition

VII.      Chemicals and Petroleum

            EPA Publishes Compliance Guide to Assist Small Entities to Comply with TSCA Section 6(a) Methylene Chloride Rule

VIII.    Solid and Hazardous Waste

            EPA Awards $6M to Research Impacts of PFAS in Waste Streams

            Towns Are Feeling the Pinch as Recycling Becomes Costlier

IX.       OSHA

            OSHA Takes Steps to Revise Silica Standard for Construction

            U.S. Department of Labor Cites New Jersey Landscaper After Two Employees Succumb to Carbon Monoxide Exposure

XI.       Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases

            States Launch Challenge to Trump Auto Emissions Policy

XII.      Energy, Sustainability & Resiliency

            States’ Green Goals May Fuel Energy Land-Use Fights

XIII.     Compliance & Enforcement

            Owner of Massive Dump Site Has Been Illegally Cashing in on Waste, State Says Compliance Advisory: DEP to Present Free Seminar on the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceutical Rule

Links to these sections and articles and many others are in the attached Combined Agenda

Philip Apruzzese CHMM (AHMP-NJ Certified member, Past President)

Synopsis from July 31, 2019 EBC Meeting

  • DOJ’s New Enviro Cases Down Nearly A Third; Biggest Enviro Law Cases to Watch 3Q/4Q 2018
    • Section I
  • Site Remediation Reform Act and other concerns – numerous links and articles
    • Section II, B
  • EPA Finalizes Replacement of Obama-Era Power Plant Rule; EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Updates Superfund Emphasis List
    • Section III Federal
  • NJ Says Company Tasked with Cleaning Pompton Lakes Pollution was Set up to Fail by DuPont
    • Section IV Natural Resource Damages
  • New Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Regulations
    • Section VIII Solid and Hazardous Waste
  • The Top OSHA Fines of Q2 2019; Employer or Employee: Who’s to Blame for OSHA Violations?
    • Section IX OSHA
  • May 7, 2019 Office of Quality Assurance listserv – Data Quality Objectives
    • Section X Lab
  • New Jersey Adopts Rules to Re-Join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
    • Section XI Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases
  • BPU Selects Ørsted to Build 1,100 Megawatts of Offshore Wind
    • Section XII Energy, Sustainability, Resilience
  • EPA Lays Out Plan to Avoid Duplicating States’ Enforcement; EPA Finalizes National Compliance Initiatives for FY2020-FY2023
    • Section XIII Compliance & Enforcement
  • Commissioner McCabe’s Stakeholder Meeting; Extensive list of Senate & Assembly bills with details
    • Section XIV Legislative

    Links to these sections and articles and many others are in the Combined Agenda

    Philip Apruzzese CHMM (AHMP-NJ Certified member, Past President)

    Partial Synopsis from May 29, 2019 EBC Meeting

    • NJ Environmental Justice Efforts targets most vulnerable towns
      • Section I
    • Site Remediation and PFOA/PFOS concerns – numerous links and articles re: emerging concerns
      • Section II, B
    • EPA Water Infrastructure Funding - $2.6 Billion
      • Section III Federal
    • NJ Ups pressure on DuPont/3M et al re: PFAS
      • Section IV Natural Resource Damages
    • E-Manifest Public Data Now available…
      • Section VIII Solid and Hazardous Waste
    • OSHA Strategic Partnerships
      • Section IX OSHA
    • Top EPA Advisers Challenge Pollution Science
      • Section XI Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases
    • DEP Strengthens Commitment to Clean Energy Goals
      • Section XII Energy, Sustainability, Resilience

      Links to these sections and articles and many others are in the Combined Agenda

      Philip Apruzzese CHMM (AHMP-NJ Certified member, Past President)

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