NJDEP Permit Compliance Isn’t Just a Good Idea… It’s the Law!

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) permit rules apply to commercial enterprises and facilities throughout the state. NJDEP permits are used to guide businesses to comply with laws that address a variety of concerns like air pollution, water, land use, and waste management.

A general permit is a certificate that allows the entity to perform various operations within regulated areas. It signifies that the department authorizes the activities and use of equipment in the facility, provided that the owner or operator registers and meets its requirements. Suppose a source falls into a category that qualifies for a general permit, and the owner or operator registers for the general permit and follows the processes and requirements. In that case, the source is considered to be in compliance.

However, the work is not done after obtaining the air permit. Entities must perform all needed monitoring and take all essential actions to stay in compliance. For example, they have to meet all recordkeeping standards, and submit annual emission statements and annual combustion adjustment reports. These actions allow the agency to monitor establishments across the Garden State and check that they do not exhaust pollutants that could endanger the environment or people’s health.

This general permit will be valid for five years from the effective date of registration. NJDEP will send a renewal notification to the permittee six months before the general permit expires. The permittee must complete and deliver the renewal registration, along with the applicable fees, in order for the operational authorization to remain in effect.

Firms must closely monitor and improve their compliance management to avoid challenges and setbacks in their business operations. Fortunately, they do not have to deal with it on their own. Experts like Lockatong Engineering can efficiently help entities with their NJDEP permits, commercial building inspection NJ, and other obligations.

Learn more about NJDEP permit compliance and where to find an NJDEP permit consultant in an infographic from Lockatong Engineering.

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