New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:1k-23 - Risk Management Program

13:1K-23. Risk management program
a. If the owner or operator of a facility that submitted a registration form pursuant to section 4 of this act has established a risk management program, the department shall provide for the submission and review of the risk management program before requiring the owner or operator to take any other action regarding the facility and program pursuant to this act. If the department finds the risk management program has any material deficiencies or omissions that could reduce the effectiveness of the risk management program, it shall recommend to the owner or operator risk management program changes or additions. No later than 60 days after the recommendation, the owner or operator shall submit to the department any action the owner or operator proposes in order to correct the deficiencies or omissions. The owner's or operator's proposals may be in accordance with the changes and additions recommended by the department or in accordance with alternative changes, additions or proposals recommended by the owner or operator.

b. If the owner or operator and the department agree on the measures necessary to correct the deficiencies or omissions in the risk management program, the parties may enter into a consent agreement.

c. If the parties cannot reach agreement, the commissioner, after notice and hearing and written findings of fact, may issue an administrative order requiring changes or additions to correct the deficiencies. Information available on the cost-effectiveness, extraordinarily hazardous accident risk reduction effectiveness and technical feasibility of any changes or additions that the department or owner or operator recommends shall be considered by the department and the commissioner in making any decision. Such an order shall follow administrative hearing procedures, which are subject to judicial review as necessary. This hearing procedure shall, to the maximum extent practicable and feasible, be accorded priority status.

L. 1985, c. 403, s. 5, eff. Jan. 8, 1986.

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