Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022
The owner or operator shall have written standard operating procedures for all
operations involving hazardous substances. They shall be in English in a manner
understandable by employees of the major facility and shall also be written in
the language of fluency of employees utilizing those SOPs not fluent in
(b) A copy of the standard
operating procedures shall be readily available to employees.
(c) A copy of material safety data sheets or
fact sheets for each hazardous substance used or stored at the facility shall
be readily available to employees.
The standard operating procedures shall
include, at a minimum, the following:
description of the operation, including all applicable requirements from this
2. Procedures for
visual inspection of equipment;
Procedures and conditions for normal operation;
4. A description of leak monitoring equipment
and alarms; and
5. A description of
leak or discharge conditions which could occur from the operation, including
the control and mitigation procedures to be followed to reduce the impact of
the leak or discharge conditions.
As appropriate for the operation being
described, the following items, in addition to those in (d) above, shall be
included in the standard operating procedure:
1. Simplified process flow sheets, showing
flows, temperatures and pressures;
2. A description of the most frequent
abnormal conditions, including the control and mitigating procedures to be
followed to return to normal conditions;
3. Pre-startup procedures;
4. Startup procedures including conditions to
be maintained during startup;
Shutdown procedures including provisions for normal and emergency shutdown and
details on the condition of equipment to be maintained after
6. Procedures to perform
and inspect maintenance work; and
7. Log sheets and checklists.
(f) A generic SOP may be written
when more than one piece of equipment designed to perform the same function is
located at the facility. Such a generic SOP must cover all hazardous substances
utilized with all the equipment and must delineate any special conditions
associated with a specific piece of equipment or hazardous substance.
(g) Modifications to the standard operating
procedures shall be incorporated into the standard operating procedures prior
to their implementation.
current index of the standard operating procedures, including title(s),
identification number(s) and latest date(s) of issue shall be maintained and
N.J. Admin. Code §
Amended by R.1996 d.462,
See: 28 N.J.R. 2730(a), 28 N.J.R.
Amended by R.2007 d.93, effective 4/2/2007.
See: 38 N.J.R. 4285(a), 39 N.J.R. 1253(a).
(d), the introductory paragraph of (e), (e)6, (e)7 and