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Statute: 13:1D-41

7. a. The information required by the department in a pollution prevention plan shall cover the previous calendar year and be reported in two parts. b. Part I of a pollution prevention plan shall consist of a comprehensive inventory and analysis of the use and release of hazardous substances, and the generation of hazardous waste and nonproduct output at an industrial facility. The information required by the department in Part I of a pollution prevention plan, except as otherwise provided by the department in rules and regulations adopted pursuant to section 6 of this act, shall include the following information: (1) A certification by the highest ranking corporate official with direct operating responsibility at the industrial facility that he has read the pollution prevention plan and that the pollution prevention plan is true, accurate, and complete to the best of his knowledge, and a certification by the highest ranking corporate official at the industrial facility that he is familiar with the pollution prevention plan and that it is the corporate policy of that industrial facility to achieve the goals of the pollution prevention plan; (2) The name and business telephone number of the owner or operator of the industrial facility, and of the highest ranking corporate official at the industrial facility, and the name and business telephone number of a non-management employee representative at the industrial facility; (3) An identification of each production process using or producing hazardous substances at the industrial facility, the product produced in the production process, and the total units of production produced in each production process during the year; (4) The chemical identity and Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) number of each hazardous substance manufactured, stored or used at the industrial facility; (5) The amounts of each hazardous substance in pure form or contained in a mixture in storage at the industrial facility on the first and last days of the year, stored on an annual average at the industrial facility, manufactured as a product at the industrial facility, brought into the industrial facility, generated as nonproduct output at the industrial facility, used at the industrial facility, consumed at the industrial facility, and contained in the product or products produced at the industrial facility; (6) For each production process, the amounts of each hazardous substance, either in pure form or contained in a mixture, manufactured, used, consumed, contained in the product or products produced, and generated as nonproduct output; (7) The amounts of each hazardous waste generated, and hazardous substance released at each production process at the industrial facility and the amount of nonproduct output generated at each source at the industrial facility; (8) The address of each off-site treatment, disposal, or storage facility to which hazardous waste generated at the industrial facility is transported, and the type of treatment or disposal method utilized at each off-site facility; (9) For the industrial facility as a whole, the amounts of each hazardous waste generated, recycled in-process, treated, stored, disposed of or recycled outside of any production process on-site, recycled outside of any production process off-site, and treated, stored, or disposed of off-site; (10) The amount of each hazardous substance in nonproduct output recycled within each production process at the industrial facility, recycled outside of any production process on-site and recycled outside of any production process off-site; (11) The amounts of all hazardous substances that are released into the air or discharged into the water or any other waste stream following recycling, treatment, or any combination thereof; (12) A comprehensive financial analysis of the costs associated with the use, generation, release, or discharge of hazardous substances which occur as a result of current production processes at the industrial facility, including the costs of generation of nonproduct output, the savings realized by investments in pollution prevention and the more efficient use of raw materials, the cost of the treatment and disposal of hazardous waste, and the cost of liability insurance; (13) A calculation of the reduction or increase in the use of each hazardous substance per comparable unit of production in each targeted production process, or any other production process, as determined by the department, in comparison to the use of each hazardous substance per unit of production in each production process reported in the pollution prevention plan for the previous year, including an indication if the calculation is an estimate; (14) A calculation of the reduction or increase in the amount of each hazardous substance generated as nonproduct output from each targeted source and targeted production process or any other production process or source, as determined by the department, per comparable unit of product, and in the amount of each hazardous waste generated at each targeted source and targeted production process, or any other production process or source, as determined by the department, per unit of product, in comparison to the amounts reported in the pollution prevention plan for the previous year; (15) A calculation of the reduction or increase in the use of each hazardous substance by the entire industrial facility in comparison to the use of each hazardous substance by the entire industrial facility reported in the pollution prevention plan for the previous year, including an indication if the calculation is an estimate; (16) A calculation of the reduction or increase in the amount of each hazardous substance generated as nonproduct output by the entire industrial facility and in the amount of each hazardous waste generated by the entire industrial facility, in comparison to the amounts reported in the pollution prevention plan for the previous year; and (17) Indications of the methods, modifications, or procedures used to achieve each reduction reported pursuant to paragraphs (13), (14), (15), and (16) of this subsection, and the industrial facility's five-year goals for such reductions at each production process and on a facility-wide basis, except that the product of a production process need not be included in the reduction goal, and except that any hazardous substance listed on an input-use exemption list pursuant to subsection d. of section 6 of this act need not be included in the use reduction goal. The information identified in paragraphs (13), (14), (15), and (16) of this subsection shall not be required for the first year covered by a pollution prevention plan prepared pursuant to this subsection. c. The information required by the department in Part II of a pollution prevention plan shall consist of information concerning targeted production processes and sources, and, except as otherwise provided by the department in rules and regulations adopted pursuant to section 6 of this act, shall include the following information: (1) For the industrial facility, the industrial facility's five-year numeric goals for reducing the use of each hazardous substance and for reducing the generation as nonproduct output of each hazardous substance; (2) For each targeted production process, the industrial facility's five-year numeric goals for reducing the use of each hazardous substance per unit of product in the targeted production process, and for reducing the generation as nonproduct output of each hazardous substance per unit of product in the targeted production process; (3) A description of each targeted production process and targeted source; (4) An identification, for each targeted production process and targeted source, of available reduction options, including procedures, technologies and equipment, that may substantially reduce the use and generation of hazardous substances; (5) A feasibility analysis, for each targeted production process and targeted source, of reduction options identified pursuant to paragraph (4) of this subsection, which shall include, but need not be limited to, a full-cost accounting of the options, and any technological obstacles to adopting the options; (6) A description, for each targeted production process, of options the owner or operator of the industrial facility intends to undertake during the next five years to achieve its reduction goals and a schedule for the implementation of the options. The options to be described shall include, but need not be limited to, employee training, management policies, inventory control, scheduling improvements, material handling improvements, and spill and leak prevention; (7) A description of the valuation methods used by the owner or operator to determine not to install or utilize each option identified pursuant to paragraph (6) of this subsection that would have resulted in a greater percentage reduction in the use of hazardous substances or generation of nonproduct output than the option chosen; (8) An assessment and schedule for implementing on-site out-of-process recycling with regard to industrial facilities authorized by the department to include out-of-process recycling in a pollution prevention plan; and (9) A quantitative description of the impact that individual pollution prevention techniques have had on post-treatment multimedia environmental releases of hazardous substances, reported by medium. d. Within 18 months of the effective date of this act, the department shall adopt, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), rules and regulations establishing criteria pursuant to which owners and operators of industrial facilities may identify targeted production processes and targeted sources for the purpose of focusing pollution prevention strategies on these targeted production sources and targeted sources. The criteria for the identification of targeted production processes and targeted sources shall be based on a consideration of the toxicity of specific hazardous substances or hazardous wastes used, generated or released at the targeted production process or targeted source, and shall require that a targeted production process or targeted source be a production process or source which makes a significant contribution to the use and release of hazardous substances, the generation of hazardous waste, and the generation of nonproduct output, as appropriate, at the industrial facility. e. The owner or operator of an industrial facility may include in a pollution prevention plan and pollution prevention plan summary a description of any pollution prevention strategies implemented at the industrial facility prior to 1987. f. The department may authorize an owner or operator of an industrial facility to include out-of-process recycling in a pollution prevention plan and a pollution prevention plan summary if the department determines that pollution prevention strategies are not reasonably available to the owner or operator. g. The information required by the department in a pollution prevention plan progress report, except as otherwise provided by the department in rules and regulations adopted pursuant to section 6 of this act, shall include the following: (1) An identification of each production process and targeted production process, and calculations, for the industrial facility and for each targeted production process and any other production process required by the department, of the reduction or increase in the use of each hazardous substance per unit of production, in the generation of each nonproduct output per unit of production, and in multimedia releases, by medium, following recycling and treatment of each hazardous substance, in comparison to the previous year; (2) An indication of the method used to achieve each reduction listed pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection; (3) A numerical statement demonstrating the industrial facility's progress towards achieving each of its five-year goals, including the most recent information required pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection c. of this section; (4) An explanation of why the industrial facility's annual progress may be less than that anticipated in the pollution prevention plan time schedule for implementation; and (5) A description of pollution prevention techniques that the owner or operator of the industrial facility intends to undertake during the forthcoming year at a targeted production process level. h. The information required by the department in a pollution prevention plan summary, except as otherwise provided by the department in rules and regulations adopted pursuant to section 6 of this act, shall contain the following: (1) For the industrial facility, the industrial facility's five-year numeric goal for reducing the use of each hazardous substance, and for reducing the generation of each nonproduct output; (2) For each targeted production process, the industrial facility's five-year numeric goals for reducing the use of each hazardous substance per unit of production, and for reducing the generation of nonproduct output per unit of product in the targeted production process; (3) A description of each targeted production process and targeted source; (4) A description, for each targeted production process, of the techniques the owner or operator of the industrial facility intends to undertake during the next five years to achieve the industrial facility's reduction goals, and a schedule for the implementation of the techniques; (5) An indication, for each hazardous substance used in a targeted production process, of whether the hazardous substance is used in an amount of 0 to 5,000 pounds, 5000 pounds to 10,000 pounds, or greater than 10,000 pounds; (6) A written certification that the owner or operator of the industrial facility has prepared a pollution prevention plan and that the plan is available on site for the department's inspection; and (7) A list of all other permits, certificates, registrations, or other approvals, or documents issued by the department for the industrial facility. i. The owner or operator of an industrial facility shall not be required to include in a pollution prevention plan or pollution prevention plan summary information concerning a research and development laboratory located at the industrial facility. j. The owner or operator of an industrial facility shall not be required to prepare a pollution prevention plan, pollution prevention plan summary or pollution prevention plan progress report for a pilot facility k. The department shall adopt, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," rules and regulations establishing criteria under which the department shall consider sources or production processes that use similar ingredients to produce one or more similar products as a single source or production process for the purposes of reporting information in a pollution prevention plan, pollution prevention plan summary, or pollution prevention plan progress report. l. Nothing in this act shall be construed to authorize the department to request or require the owner or operator of an industrial facility to provide information concerning non-hazardous substances or product formulas for mixtures that include non-hazardous substances, or to require that such information be included in a pollution prevention plan, pollution prevention plan summary, or pollution prevention plan progress report. L.1991,c.235,s.7.

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