Notice of Rule Proposal for Greenhouse Gas Monitoring and Reporting
NJ DEPARTMENT of ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AIR QUALITY, ENERGY, AND SUSTAINABILITY
CLIMATE, CLEAN ENERGY, AND RADIATION PROTECTION
Notice of Rule Proposal
Greenhouse Gas Monitoring and Reporting
Proposed Amendments: N.J.A.C. 7:27-21.2, 21.3, and 21.5 and 7:27A-3.2, 3.5, and 3.10
Proposed New Rules: N.J.A.C. 7:27E
Take notice that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection is proposing new Air Pollution Control rules at N.J.A.C. 7:27E and amendments to N.J.A.C. 7:27-21.2, 21.3, and 21.5 and 7:27A-3.2, 3.5, and 3.10.
This proposed rulemaking is part of a comprehensive strategy to statewide. The proposed rules have three major components to require sources to monitor and report their emissions of methane and halogenated gases. First, facilities that emit 100 tons or greater per year of methane will be required to report their methane emissions as part of the Emission Statement program, N.J.A.C. 7:27-21. Second, facilities that use 50 pounds or more of high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants in refrigeration systems will be required to register and report their equipment and use of refrigerants. Third, natural gas public utilities with local distribution lines in the State will be required to report information regarding their lines, advanced leak detection, and blowdown events.
The proposal is scheduled to be published in the New Jersey Register dated June 21, 2021. A copy of the proposal is available on the Department’s webpage at https://www.nj.gov/dep/rules/proposals/20210621a.pdf, and LexisNexis free public access to the New Jersey Register (https://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/njoal).
A public hearing concerning the proposal will be conducted virtually via the Department’s video conferencing software on July 22, 2021, at 1:00 P.M.
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Written comments are due by August 20, 2021. The Department encourages electronic submittal of comments. Written comments may be submitted electronically at www.nj.gov/dep/rules/comments. In the alternative, comments may be submitted on paper to:
Alice A. Previte, Esq.
ATTN: DEP Docket No. 06-21-05
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Legal Affairs
Mail Code 401-04L; PO Box 402
401 East State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402