Underground Storage Tank (UST) Inspections
Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) containing gasoline and diesel fuel can rust and leak over time, impact soil and groundwater and pose a number of environmental and health risks. There are over 400 gas station facilities in Essex County. New Jersey requires gas station owners to take precautionary measures to insure against leaks and, in the event a tank leaks, prompt action to minimize those risks.
The Underground Storage Tank Program provides compliance monitoring/leak detection of active regulated underground storage tanks in accordance with NJDEP regulations, policies and procedures. The program includes the provision of compliance assistance, the performance of UST facility inspections, the investigation of regulated UST related complaints, the issuance of enforcement documents that may include penalty assessments and other steps which will bring the owner and/or operator into compliance.
Source Registration Requirement for Air Pollution Sources
The Air Pollution Control Code of the Essex Regional Health Commission requires the registration of certain fuel burning units (oil, gas, coal) and air pollution sources and the permitting of incinerators. The Code applies to commercial and industrial facilities, and residential/apartment buildings comprised of eight or more units within the jurisdiction of the Commission.
All registered/permitted facilities are sent renewal notices at the beginning of each registration /permitting cycle. The current registration/permitting cycle extends from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016.
Any existing or new facility which has not registered/permitted equipment for the current registration/permitting cycle or has added equipment which has already been previously registered with the Commission, may download registration applications, using the attached (buttons).
All facilities must submit the General Facility Information page. Equipment inventory pages must be submitted for the specific equipment at each facility. Emission Source page must be used for all other sources of air pollution not specifically indicated.
Any facility which has to permit an incinerator must contact this agency directly.
The Air Pollution Control Code can also be downloaded here.
(The forms and Code require the Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
*** See below for description of forms
Description of Forms
||Legal Requirement for Fees
||Instruction Sheet for Fee Schedule
||Equipment inventory Section- Spray Booths, Fuel Burning Equipment
||Dryclearner Equipment, Fuel Burning Equipment
||Fuel Burning Equipment
||General Information and Facility Profile
||Gasoline Dispensing Operation
||Equipment Inventory Section
||Air Pollution Control Code of the Essex Regional Health Commission