The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) permit rules apply to commercial enterprises and facilities throughout the state. NJDEP permits are used to direct businesses to comply with legislation that handles a variety of issues like air pollution, water, land use, waste management, and so on.
NJDEP permit compliance is necessary because, without it, the company is breaching the law. They are not allowed to continue their operations or use their equipment unless they receive their permit. The department can fine the entity or compel them to close the business if they refuse to comply. And just like everything else in New Jersey, the monetary penalties for non-compliance can be significant.
New Jersey’s standards apply to all entities that operate or use equipment in their line of work. For example, facilities that use venting equipment for recycling operations, transfer stations, construction, and demolition jobs need to get an air permit. There are various types of air permits available in the Garden State. This includes a general permit, pre-construction permit (PCP), general operating permit, and Title V operating permit. These are issued depending on the type of equipment or operation they conduct in the establishment.
Businesses have a duty to the people they employ, the community, and the environment and earn a profit. If their operations represent a risk, following the rules can help them reduce and monitor their impact.
However, non-compliance still happens across the state. The increasing complexity of the procedures when obtaining permits is a common reason for failure to comply with NJDEP. Furthermore, most environmental rules compel businesses to invest in expensive equipment or systems in order to satisfy the required emission levels. Organizations having similar difficulties can get support from an NJDEP permit consultant who has a comprehensive knowledge of state rules and regulations.
Here is an infographic from Lockatong Engineering, which provides more details about NJDEP permit compliance and where to find a consultant.