Skip to main content
THIS SITE
PREVIOUS SECTION Go back to sections Go back to the chapter Go back to the N.J. Statutes homepage NEXT SECTION


New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2C:

      Section: 26:2C-2: Definitions.

          
2. As used in this act:

"Air contaminant" means any substance, other than water or distillates of air, present in the atmosphere as solid particles, liquid particles, vapors, or gases;

"Air pollution" means the presence in the outdoor atmosphere of one or more air contaminants in such quantities and duration as are, or tend to be, injurious to human health or welfare, animal or plant life, or property, or would unreasonably interfere with the enjoyment of life or property throughout the State and in those areas of the State as shall be affected thereby, and excludes all aspects of an employer-employee relationship as to health and safety hazards;

"Antimicrobial pesticide" means a product that destroys or repels, or prevents or mitigates the growth of, any bacteria, fungus, virus or other micro-organism that is defined as a pest pursuant to 7 U.S.C. s.136w (c)(1), and includes any product required to be registered as an antimicrobial pesticide pursuant to the "Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act," 7 U.S.C. s.136 et seq.;

"Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Environmental Protection;

"Construct" or "construction" means to fabricate or erect equipment or control apparatus at a facility where it is intended to be used, but shall not include the dismantling of existing equipment or control apparatus, site preparation, or the ordering, receiving, temporary storage, or installation of equipment or control apparatus. Unless otherwise prohibited by federal law, "construct" or "construction" shall also not include the pouring of footings or placement of a foundation where equipment or control apparatus is intended to be used;

"Consumer Price Index" or "CPI" means the annual Consumer Price Index for a calendar year as determined year to year using the decimal increase in the September through August, 12-month average for the previous year of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), as published by the United States Department of Labor;

"Control apparatus" means any device that prevents or controls the emission of any air contaminant;

"Council" means the Clean Air Council created pursuant to section 3 of P.L.1967, c.106 (C.26:2C-3.2);

"Department" means the Department of Environmental Protection;

"Emission fee" means an annual fee that is based on the emission of any regulated air contaminant;

"Emission statement" means an annual reporting of actual emissions of air contaminants as prescribed by rules and regulations therefor that shall be adopted by the department pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act, " P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.);

"EPA" means the United States Environmental Protection Agency;

"Equipment" means any device capable of causing the emission of an air contaminant either directly or indirectly into the outdoor atmosphere, and any stack, chimney, conduit, flue, duct, vent, or similar device connected or attached to, or serving, the equipment, and shall include, but need not be limited to, any equipment in which the preponderance of the air contaminants emitted is caused by a manufacturing process;

"Facility" means the combination of all structures, buildings, equipment, control apparatus, storage tanks, source operations, and other operations that are located on a single site or on contiguous or adjacent sites and that are under common control of the same person or persons. Research and development facilities that are located with other facilities shall be considered separate and independent entities for the purposes of complying with the operating permit requirements of P.L.1954, c.212 (C.26:2C-1 et seq.) or any codes, rules, or regulations adopted pursuant thereto;

"Federal Clean Air Act" means the federal "Clean Air Act" (42 U.S.C.s.7401 et seq.) and any subsequent amendments or supplements to that act;

"Grandfathered" means construction, reconstruction, or modification of equipment or control apparatus prior to the date of enactment of section 13 of P.L.1967, c.106 (C.26:2C-9.2) on June 15, 1967, or prior to the subsequent applicable revisions to rules and regulations codified at N.J.A.C.7:27-8.1 et seq. that occurred March 5, 1973, June 1, 1976, April 5, 1985, and October 31, 1994;

"HAP" or hazardous air pollutant" means any air pollutant listed in or pursuant to subsection (b) of section 112 of the federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. s.7412);

"Hospital or medical disinfectant" means an antimicrobial product registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency that qualifies to bear the name or claim to be a "hospital or medical environment disinfectant" pursuant to United States Environmental Protection Agency guidelines published pursuant to 7 U.S.C. s.136a (c)(2)(A), and shall include, but shall not be limited to, antimicrobial pesticides used in hospitals, doctor and dentist offices, and other medical environments;

"Install" or "installation" means to carry out final setup activities necessary to provide equipment or control apparatus with the capacity for use or service, and shall include, but need not be limited to, connection of equipment or control apparatus, associated utilities, piping, duct work, or conveyor systems, but shall not include construction or reconfiguration of equipment or control apparatus to an alternate configuration specified in a permit application and approved by the department;

"Major facility" means a major source, as that term is defined by the EPA in rules and regulations adopted pursuant to the federal Clean Air Act at 40 CFR 70.2 or any subsequent amendments thereto, that has the potential to emit any of the air contaminants listed below in an amount that is equal to or exceeds the applicable major facility threshold levels as follows:

Air Contaminant Threshold level

Carbon monoxide 100 tons per year

Particulate matter (PM-10) 100 tons per year

Total suspended particulates 100 tons per year

Sulfur dioxide 100 tons per year

Oxides of nitrogen 25 tons per year

VOC 25 tons per year

Lead 10 tons per year

Any HAP 10 tons per year

All HAPs collectively 25 tons per year

Any other air contaminant 100 tons per year;

"Modify" or "modification" means any physical change in, or change in the method of operation of, existing equipment or control apparatus that increases the amount of any air contaminant emitted by that equipment or control apparatus or that results in the emission of any air contaminant not previously emitted, but shall not include normal repair and maintenance;

"Operating permit" means the permit described in Title V of the federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. s.7661 et seq.);

"Person" means an individual, public or private corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, society, joint stock company, international entity, institution, county, municipality, state, interstate body, the United States of America, or any agency, board, commission, employee, agent, officer, or political subdivision of a state, an interstate body, or the United States of America;

"Potential to emit" means the same as that term is defined by the EPA in rules and regulations adopted pursuant to the federal Clean Air Act at 40 CFR 70.2 or any subsequent amendments thereto;

"Process unit" means equipment assembled to produce intermediate or final products. A process unit can operate independently if supplied with sufficient feed or raw materials and sufficient storage facilities for the product. The storage and transfer of product or raw materials to and from the process unit shall be considered separate from the process unit for the purposes of making reconstruction determinations. Product recovery equipment shall be considered to be part of the process unit, not part of the control apparatus;

"Reconstruct" or "reconstruction" means the replacement of parts of equipment included in a process unit, or the replacement of control apparatus, if the fixed capital cost of replacing the parts exceeds both of the following amounts: (1) Fifty percent of the fixed capital cost that would be required to construct a comparable new process unit or control apparatus; and (2) $80,000 (in 1995 dollars) adjusted by the Consumer Price Index;

"Regulated air contaminant" means the same as the term "regulated air pollutant" as defined by the EPA in rules and regulations adopted pursuant to the federal Clean Air Act at 40 CFR 70.2 or any subsequent amendments thereto;

"Research and development facility" means any facility the primary purpose of which is to conduct research and development into new processes and products, including academic and technological research and development, provided that such a facility is operated under the close supervision of technically trained personnel and is not engaged in the manufacture of products for commercial sale, except in a de minimis manner; and

"VOC" or "volatile organic compound" means the same as that term is defined by the EPA in rules and regulations adopted pursuant to the federal Clean Air Act at 40 CFR 51.100 or any subsequent amendments thereto.

L.1954,c.212,s.2; amended 1967, c.106, s.5; 1995, c.188, s.2; 1999, c.100, s.1.



This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:48.






Older versions of 26:2C-2 (if available):



Court decisions that cite this statute: CLICK HERE.