New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:1k-22 - Extraordinarily Hazardous Substance List

13:1K-22. Extraordinarily hazardous substance list
a. The following chemicals or chemical compounds, in the quantities indicated, shall constitute the initial extraordinarily hazardous substance list: hydrogen chloride (HCl) and allyl chloride in quantities of 2,000 pounds or more; hydrogen cyanide (HCN), hydrogen fluoride (HF), chlorine (Cl2), phosphorus trichloride, and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in quantities of 500 pounds or more; and phosgene, bromine, methyl isocyanate (MIC), and toluene-2, 4-diisocyanate (TDS) in quantities of 100 pounds or more.

b. Within 60 days of the effective date of this act, the department shall develop and issue a registration form to be completed within 120 days of the effective date of this act, by the owner or operator of each facility in the State which at any time generates, stores, or handles any of the extraordinarily hazardous substances on the initial extraordinarily hazardous substance list, pursuant to subsection a. of this section. The registration form shall provide, in addition to any other information that may be required by the department, the following: an inventory of the extraordinarily hazardous substance or substances generated, stored, or handled at the facility and the quantity or quantities thereof, which inventory shall identify whether those substances are end products, intermediate products, by-products, or waste products; a general description of the processes and principal equipment involved in the management of the substance or substances; a profile of the area in which the facility is situated, including its proximity to population and water supplies; the extent to which the risks and hazards of the processes, equipment, and operations have been identified, evaluated, and abated, and the expertise and affiliation of the evaluators and any direct or indirect relationship between the evaluators and the owner or operator of the facility; and the name or names of all insurance carriers underwriting the facility's environmental liability and workers' compensation insurance policies and the scope of these policies, including any limitations and exclusions.

c. Within 18 months of the effective date of this act, the Department of Environmental Protection, in consultation with the Department of Health, shall develop and, after public hearing, adopt as a regulation, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L. 1968, c. 410 (C. 52:14B-1 et seq.), an extraordinarily hazardous substance list. The list shall correlate the substances or compounds with the quantities thereof required to produce the potentially catastrophic circumstance. The department shall have the power to amend, by regulation, the extraordinarily hazardous substance list to accommodate new chemical compounds that may be developed or reflect new information or scientific data that may become available to the department.

d. Within 90 days of the adoption by the department of an extraordinarily hazardous substance list pursuant to subsection c. of this section, the owner or operator of each facility in the State which generates, stores, or handles any of the extraordinarily hazardous substances on the extraordinarily hazardous substance list, not registered pursuant to subsection b. of this section, shall complete the registration form developed and issued by the department.

L. 1985, c. 403, s. 4, eff. Jan. 8, 1986.

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