ASSEMBLY, No. 2387







By Assemblyman SULIGA



An Act concerning the prevention of pollution of the New York and New Jersey harbor and supplementing P.L.1991, c.235 (C.13:1D-35 et seq.) and P.L.1982, c.202 (C.58:10-23.15 et seq.).


    Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:


    1. The information required by the department in Part II of the pollution prevention plan of any facility which is adjacent to the New York and New Jersey harbor and which is required to prepare a pollution prevention plan pursuant to P.L.1991, c.235 (C.13:1D-35 et seq.), shall contain provisions that target all the production processes and sources that may lead to the discharge of any hazardous substance or waste into the harbor and shall contain goals for the total elimination of that hazardous discharge.


    2. The Department of Environmental Protection, in its preparation and revision of a master list for the cleanup of hazardous discharge sites and a ranking of those sites, shall give priority to those cleanup activities that are designed to prevent the nonpoint source runoff of hazardous substances from any of those sites into the New York and New Jersey harbor.


    3. This act shall take effect immediately.





    This bill would prevent the continued pollution of sediments in the New York and New Jersey harbor by requiring actions be taken to prevent both the point and nonpoint sources of pollution into the harbor.

    Point sources, as well as some nonpoint sources, would be targeted by adding a provision to the "Pollution Prevention Act," P.L.1991, c.235 that would require facilities that are required to prepare pollution prevention plans and which are adjacent to the harbor to include in their plans provisions designed to identify processes that may lead to the hazardous discharge of pollutants. The pollution prevention plans would also be required to identify methods to totally eliminate those discharges.

    The bill also requires the Department of Environmental Protection to give funding priority to those contaminated sites that contribute to the pollution of the harbor through erosion and other nonpoint source pollution problems.





Seeks to prevent the contamination of sediments in the NY/NJ harbor.