1. Office Relocation:
Environmental Engineering Corporation (EEC) moved to a new office in Chester, New Jersey on October 1, 2014. Our new contact information is as follow:
Address: 154 US Highway 206, Suite 7
Chester, NJ 07930-2015
Telephone: (908) 955-7445
Facsimile: (908) 955-7628
2. Revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard deadlines:
New changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard are bringing the United States into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The table below summarizes the phase-in dates required under the revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS):
|Effective Completion Date||Requirement(s)||Who|
|December 1, 2013||Train employees on the new label elements and safety data sheet (SDS) format.||Employers|
|June 1, 2015
December 1, 2015
|Compliance with all modified provisions of this final rule, except:
The Distributor shall not ship containers labeled by the chemical manufacturer or importer unless it is a GHS label
|Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers|
|June 1, 2016||Update alternative workplace labeling and hazard communication program as necessary, and provide additional employee training for newly identified physical or health hazards.||Employers|
|Transition Period to the effective completion dates noted above||May comply with either 29 CFR 1910.1200 (the final standard), or the current standard, or both||Chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors, and employers|
3. NJDEP Steps Up Inspection of Laboratories to Comply with Air Pollution Control Act:
Any laboratory in New Jersey that owns or operates equipment and/or source operation that has the potential to emit any Group 1 or Group 2 TXS (Toxic Substances), or a combination thereof, at a rate greater than 0.1 pounds per hour (45.4 grams per hour) is affected by this advisory.
Group 1 TXS means an air contaminant that is found on the list of Group 1 TXS at N.J.A.C. 7:27- 17.3, which is incorporated by reference herein, together with all amendments and supplements. As of June 12, 1998, the following is the complete list of Group 1 TXS: Benzene (Benzol), Carbon tetrachloride (Tetrachloromethane), Chloroform (Trichloromethane), Dioxane (1,4-Diethylene dioxide; 1,4-Dioxane), Ethylenimine (Aziridine), Ethylene dibromide (1,2-Dibromoethane), Ethylene dichloride (1,2-Dichloroethane), 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane (Tetrachloroethane), Tetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene), 1,1,2-Trichloroethane (Vinyl trichloride), and Trichloroethylene (Trichlorethene).
Group 2 TXS means an air contaminant that is found on the list of Group 2 TXS at N.J.A.C. 7:27- 17.3, which is incorporated by reference herein, together with all amendments and supplements. As of June 12, 1998, the following is the complete list of Group 2 TXS: Methylene chloride (Dichloromethane), 1,1,1-Trichloroethane (Methyl chloroform).
4. NJ Site Remediation Program (SRP)/LSRP Update:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has updated following guidance documents in 2015:
Comingle Plume Technical Guidance (July 2015)
Fill Material Guidance (May 2015)
Ecological Evaluation Technical Guidance (February 2015)
SRP Fees for Fiscal Year 2016
NJDEP has also issued two quick reference guides for completing Remedial Action Permit applications for soil and ground water and four Analytical Technical Guidance Documents to assist in interpreting analytical data.
Additional details on these can be found at NJDEP website http://www.nj.gov/dep/srp/