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Policy Place Policy Type Active Affected Technologies Implementing Sector Summary
Ambient Air Quality Standards (New Jersey) New Jersey Siting and Permitting Yes Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
Biomass/Biogas
State/Province This article lists specific standards for ambient air quality standards for particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, lead and nitrogen dioxide.
Atlantic Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Compact (Multiple States) South Carolina
Connecticut
New Jersey
Environmental Regulations
Siting and Permitting
Yes Nuclear State/Province The Atlantic (Northeast) Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Compact is a cooperative effort to plan, regulate, and administer the disposal of low-level radioactive waste in the region. The states of Connecticut, New Jersey, and South Carolina are party to this compact.
Bond Financing (New Jersey) New Jersey Bond Program Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province Bond financing is available to eligible businesses through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, in the amount of $500,000 to $10 million. The bonds can be used to finance capital improvements and expansions, equipment and machinery, construction, and renovations. Taxable bonds can be used for debt refinancing.
Business Employment Incentive Program (BEIP) (New Jersey) New Jersey Grant Program Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province Economically viable expanding or relocating businesses that create jobs in New Jersey are eligible to secure annual incentive grants via the Business Employment Incentive Program (BEIP) of up to 80% of the total amount of employees' state income taxes withheld by the company during the calendar year from the new employees hired, awarded for up to 10 years, to a maximum of $50,000 per employee over the course of the grant. Approved businesses receive annual cash grants based on the number of new jobs they have created in the State of New Jersey.
Business Retention and Relocation Assistance Grant (BRRAG) (New Jersey) New Jersey Corporate Tax Incentive Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province A business relocating operations within New Jersey and retaining jobs, or a business maintaining jobs at a current location and making a qualified capital investment is eligible for corporate business tax credits through the Business Retention and Relocation Assistance Grant (BRRAG) program. Eligible businesses can receive credits up to $2,250 per year for up to six years, per job retained in the State.
Climate Action Plan (New Jersey) New Jersey Climate Policies Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The NJDEP Office of Sustainability and Green Energy coordinates programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, as well as programs designed to help New Jersey become resilient to climate impacts and adapt to those impacts that are unavoidable.
Coastal Permit Program Rules (New Jersey) New Jersey Siting and Permitting Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The Coastal Permit Program Rules provide the processes for permit reviews. They include details on what activities need permits; the qualifications for general permits or permits-by-rule; the details for pre-application meetings, contents and fees; review procedures and deadlines; permit appeals; and enforcement of the coastal laws and rules. The Coastal Zone Management Rules (CZM Rules) define Special Areas of environmental interest, details requirements for development projects and sets forth the compliance criteria for permit approval. Certain general permits require compliance of specific sections of the CZM Rule, for example “dunes” or “shellfish habitat.” Individual Permit applications must address and demonstrate compliance with each applicable component of the CZM rules for the specific site and regulated activity to be approved.
Community Development Block Grant/Economic Development Infrastructure Financing (United States) United States Grant Program
Loan Program
Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Federal Community Development Block Grant/Economic Development Infrastructure Financing (CDBG/EDIF) provides public infrastructure financing to help communities grow jobs, enable new business startups and expansions for existing businesses. State programs help achieve the national objective of CDBG by funding projects in which at least 51 percent of the new jobs created are made available to low and moderate income individuals. The maximum amounts awarded under the program are $1 million for new businesses locating to the state and $500,000 for existing businesses expanding in the state.
Dam Safety Standards (New Jersey) New Jersey Safety and Operational Guidelines Yes Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
State/Province These rules set forth procedures for application to construct, repair or modify a dam and set standards for design and maintenance of dams. These rules also establish a dam inspection procedure. The requirements in this subchapter shall not affect or relate to a dam or reservoir in the pinelands area, which will raise the waters of any river or stream less than eight feet above the surface of the ground where the drainage area above the same is less than one square mile in extent and where the water surface created by the dam or reservoir is less than 100 acres in extent except that the commissioner may investigate and take appropriate action regarding any dam or reservoir about which he has a security or safety concern.
Delaware River Basin Commission (Multiple States) Delaware
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
New York
Environmental Regulations
Siting and Permitting
Yes Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
State/Province The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is a federal-interstate compact government agency that was formed by concurrent legislation enacted in 1961 by the United States and the four basin states (Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware). Its five members include the basin state governors and the Division Engineer, North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, who serves as the federal representative. The commission has legal authority over both water quality and water quantity-related issues throughout the basin.

Much of the new drilling interest taking place in northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New York is targeted at reaching the natural gas found in the Marcellus Shale formation, which underlies about 36 percent of the Delaware River Basin.

In connection with natural gas drilling, the commission has identified three major areas of concern:

1) Gas drilling projects in the Marcellus Shale or other formations may have a substantial effect on the water resources of the basin by reducing the flow in streams and/or aquifers used to supply the significant amounts of fresh water needed in the natural gas mining process. 2) On-site drilling operations may potentially add, discharge or cause the release of pollutants into the ground water or surface water. 3) The recovered "frac water" must be treated and disposed of properly.

While the Delaware River itself is un-dammed, there are 13 dams within the basin that feed into the river. The Commission holds authority to approve any project that will have a substantial effect on the water resources of the basin.

The Commission also has approval authority over energy projects that need to draw water from the basin, including coal plants, biomass plants, and natural gas extraction and power plants.
Economic Redevelopment & Growth Program (New Jersey) New Jersey Grant Program Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province Economic Redevelopment and Growth program (ERG) is an incentive for real estate development projects that have a financing gap, defined as having insufficient revenues to support the project debt service under a standard financing scenario. It can also apply to projects that have a below market development margin or rate of return. The grant is not meant to be a substitute for conventional debt and equity financing, and applicants should generally have their primary debt financing in place before applying. In order for a project to be approved, it needs to undergo a rigorous analysis of the sources and uses of funds, construction costs and projected revenues.

Approved developers/owners are eligible to receive up to 75% of the incremental increase in approved State revenues that are directly realized from the businesses operating in the

redevelopment project premises.
Edison Innovation Green Growth Fund (New Jersey) New Jersey Loan Program Yes Concentrating Solar Power
Fuel Cells
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province The EIGGF offers loans up to $2 million with a performance grant component to support technology companies with Class I renewable energy or energy efficiency products or systems that have achieved "proof of concept" and successful independent beta results, have begun generating commercial revenues, and will receive 1:1 match funding by time of loan closing. Photovoltaic, solar, wind energy, renewably fueled fuel cells, wave, tidal, sustainable harvested biomass, and methane gas from landfills qualify, as well as other technologies or equipment that can demonstrate their integral nature to the development of Class I renewable energy technologies, including technologies that produce or support the production of renewable or clean electricity generation.
Emission Statements (New Jersey) New Jersey Safety and Operational Guidelines Yes Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
Biomass/Biogas
State/Province This rule applies to a facility if the facility emits or has the potential to emit, directly or indirectly to the outdoor atmosphere, any air contaminant at a rate greater than or equal to the applicable reporting threshold. The owner or operator of such a facility shall submit to the Department of Environmental Protection an Emission Statement for each reporting year in accordance with the stated rules. The Emission Statement shall report the actual air contaminant emissions released from the facility directly or indirectly into the outdoor atmosphere during the year.
Forestry Policies (New Jersey) New Jersey Environmental Regulations Yes Biomass/Biogas State/Province New Jersey Forests are managed by the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry, New Jersey Forestry Services. In 2010 the State issued its Forest Action Plan, including some mention of forestry residues as biomass fuel:

http://www.stateforesters.org/files/NJ-Assess-Strategy-20100810.pdf

In 2011 The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities commissioned a report by the Biomass Work Group (BWG) titled "Biomass Resources for Producing Renewable Power and Fuels in the State of New Jersey and Incentives to Promote Their Development": http://nj.gov/emp/pdf/20110926_BPU%20_report.pdf

The BWG document makes several recommendations to promote a biomass industry in the State, including performing "study of energy yields of forestry residues to establish economic incentives for utilizing these plentiful resources."

In 2007, Rutgers University completed its "Assessment of Biomass Energy Potential in New Jersey," an inventory of biomass resources in the State. The majority of the estimated available resource was in the form of municipal solid waste, with the balance coming from forest and agricultural residues: http://bioenergy.rutgers.edu/biomass-energy-potential/njaes-biomass-assessment-finalreport.pdf

The NJDEP is authorized to determine the sustainability of biomass feedstock, and requires forest residues to be "harvested or collected in a manner not to create adverse ecological impacts": http://www.njcleanenergy.com/files/file/Renewable_Programs/REIP/2012_Biomass_Sustain_Deter_Info_sheet_Jan_2012writeable.pdf

The State Department of Environmental Protection's Sustainability and Green Energy Division has led efforts to complete a guidance document for the development of biomass resources and technologies in the state:

http://www.nj.gov/dep/sage/altfuels.html
Groundwater Quality Rules (New Jersey) New Jersey Siting and Permitting Yes Coal with CCS
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
State/Province The protection of ambient ground water quality through the establishment of constituent standards for ground water pollutants is the subject of this chapter. These constituent standards are applicable to the development of:

(a) ground water protection standards pursuant to the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System; (b) ground water remediation standards; (c) and other requirements and regulatory actions applicable to discharges that cause or may cause pollutants to enter the ground waters of the State, including non-point and diffuse sources regulated by the Department.

This chapter constitutes the Department's primary basis for setting numerical criteria for limits on discharges to ground water and standards for ground water remediation.
Grow NJ (New Jersey) New Jersey Grant Program Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province A business creating or retaining jobs in New Jersey and making a qualified capital investment at a qualified business facility can apply for grants of corporate business tax credits for job creation/retention in the amount of up to $8,000 per each new or retained full time job per year up to 10 years. Qualified eligible businesses may receive tax credits of $5,000 per year for a period of ten years for each new or retained full-time job to be located at the qualified business facility as long as the number of full-time jobs meets or exceeds the minimum requirement. In addition, a bonus award of up to $3,000 per job per year for a period of ten years may be awarded for each new or retained full-time job if the qualified eligible business meets additional criteria.
New Jersey Business Growth Fund (New Jersey) New Jersey Loan Program Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province Creditworthy small or mid-sized companies that are creating or retaining jobs in New Jersey can apply for financing through the New Jersey Business Growth Fund, a joint program of the EDA and PNC Bank. Eligible companies can borrow up to $3 million with a 25% or 50% EDA guarantee. The maximum EDA guarantee is $1.5 million. The funding of can be used to purchase real estate or equipment.
Operating Permits (New Jersey) New Jersey Siting and Permitting Yes Coal with CCS
Natural Gas
Biomass/Biogas
State/Province The owner or operator of a facility subject to this article shall obtain and maintain an operating permit for the facility. The owner or operator of a facility subject to this article shall ensure that no person shall use or operate any significant source operation at the facility without a valid operating permit for the facility, which covers the source operation. The owner or operator shall also ensure that no air contaminant is emitted from any significant source operation at a rate, calculated as the potential to emit, that exceeds the applicable threshold for reporting emissions. The criteria for applicable facilities are listed in the article.
PJM Interconnection (Multiple States) Delaware
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Maryland
Michigan
New Jersey
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Virginia
West Virginia
District of Columbia
Interconnection Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
Non-Profit PJM (originally Pennsylvania, Jersey, Maryland) Interconnection is a Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in all or parts of Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The PJM region has an area of 214,000 square miles, a population of about 60 million and a peak demand of 163,848 megawatts.
Qualifying RPS State Export Markets (New Jersey) New Jersey Renewables Portfolio Standards and Goals Yes Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Coal with CCS
Nuclear
Natural Gas
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province This entry lists the states with Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policies that accept generation located in New Jersey as eligible sources towards their RPS targets or goals. For specific information with regard to eligible technologies or other restrictions which may vary by state, see the RPS policy entries for the individual states, shown below in the Authority listings. Typically energy must be delivered to an in-state utility or Load Serving Entity, and often only a portion of compliance targets may be met by out-of-state generation. In addition to geographic and energy delivery requirements, ownership, registry, and other requirements may apply, such as resource eligibility, generator vintage and capacity limitations, as well as limits on Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) vintage. The listing applies to RPS Main Tiers only, and excludes solar or distributed generation that may require interconnection only within the RPS state. This assessment is based on energy delivery requirements and reasonable transmission availability. Acceptance of unbundled RECs varies. There may be additional sales opportunities in RPS states outside the Eastern Interconnection. REC prices in markets with voluntary goals (Indiana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Virginia) may be lower.
Sales and Use Tax Exemption (STX) (New Jersey) New Jersey Sales Tax Incentive Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province Any company with 1,000 or more employees that needs to make purchases for construction and renovation of a new business location can apply for a sales tax exemption certificate to purchase machinery, equipment, furniture and furnishings, fixtures and building materials other than tools and supplies for placement at the project location without the imposition of sales and use tax until the new facility is functional.
Stormwater Management Rules (New Jersey) New Jersey Siting and Permitting Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province This chapter establishes general requirements for stormwater management plans and stormwater control ordinances as well as content requirements and procedures for the adoption and implementation of regional stormwater management plans and municipal stormwater management plans.
Surface Water Quality Standards (New Jersey) New Jersey Siting and Permitting Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province These standards establish the designated uses and antidegradation categories of the State's surface waters, classify surface waters based on those uses (i.e., stream classifications), and specify the water quality criteria and other policies and provisions necessary to attain those designated uses. Designated uses include drinking water supply, fish consumption, shellfish resources, propagation of fish and wildlife, recreation, and agricultural and industrial water supplies. In addition, the SWQS specify general, technical, and interstate policies, and policies pertaining to the establishment of water quality-based effluent limitations.
Underground Storage Tanks (New Jersey) New Jersey Safety and Operational Guidelines Yes Natural Gas
Biomass/Biogas
State/Province This chapter constitutes rules for all underground storage tank facilities- including registration, reporting, permitting, certification, financial responsibility and to protect human health and the environment.
Urban Enterprise Zone Program (New Jersey) New Jersey Enterprise Zone Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province New Jersey's Urban Enterprise (UEZ) Program operates under the Department of Community Affairs. The UEZ Program exists to foster an economic climate that revitalizes designated urban communities and stimulates their growth by encouraging businesses to develop and create private sector jobs through public and private investment. Applicant businesses must be registered, located in one of the designated zones, be in tax compliance with the state, and certified by the Program. Eligible businesses benefit from reduced sales tax, tax-free purchases on some items, subsidized unemployment insurance, energy sales tax exemption, and tax credit options.
Water Pollution Control Act (New Jersey) New Jersey Siting and Permitting Yes Coal with CCS
Concentrating Solar Power
Energy Storage
Fuel Cells
Geothermal Electric
Natural Gas
Nuclear
Tidal Energy
Wave Energy
Wind energy
Biomass/Biogas
Hydroelectric energy
Hydroelectric (Small)
Solar Photovoltaics
State/Province This act states the rules and regulations to prevent and control pollution of waters in the state. It is unlawful for any person to discharge any pollutant unless the discharge conforms with a valid New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit that has been issued by the commissioner. It is also unlawful for any person to build, install, modify or operate any facility for the collection, treatment or discharge of any pollutant, except after approval by the department pursuant to regulations adopted by the commissioner. All permits issued under this act shall be for fixed terms not to exceed five years. Any permittee who wishes to continue discharging after the expiration date of his permit must file for a new permit at least 180 days prior to that date.