N.J. Admin. Code § 7:31-4.6 - Management of change

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) The provisions of this section apply in addition to those in 40 CFR 68.75 with changes specified at N.J.A.C. 7:31-4.1(c)12.
(b) If any change in the covered process or procedures results in an increase in rate, duration or quantity, or release frequency, the associated release scenarios and changes in rate, duration and quantity shall be identified. The associated release scenarios shall be analyzed in accordance with the parameters and methods required at 7:31-4.2 to determine whether a criterion endpoint defined at 7:31-4.2(b)3 iv extends beyond the stationary source boundary.
(c) If a release scenario due to the change results in a criterion endpoint extending beyond the stationary source boundary, the documentation and report required by 7:31-4.2(d) and (e) shall be prepared or updated for that change prior to implementing the change.
(d) Temporary changes involving EHS procedures, equipment, or safety instrumentation shall not be considered a change requiring compliance with 40 CFR 68.75 with changes specified at 7:31-4.1(c)12 and 4.6(a), (b) and (c). The management of change procedures shall contain the following requirements for implementing temporary changes:
1. Preparation of a description of the temporary change that includes:
i. The temporary change to be made;
ii. Identification of the EHS equipment, piping and instrument diagram(s), and standard operating procedure(s) affected by the temporary change; and
iii. The reason for the temporary change;
2. Authorization of the temporary change by the appropriate person specified in the management system developed pursuant to 40 CFR 68.15(c);
3. Notification of all affected personnel of the temporary change;
4. A requirement to implement appropriate safety precautions while the temporary change is in EHS service;
5. The time limit for the temporary change. If this time limit is exceeded, the owner or operator shall comply with all requirements of 40 CFR 68.75 with changes specified at 7:31-4.1(c)12 and 4.6(a), (b) and (c); and
6. A requirement to ensure that the equipment and procedures are returned to their original or designed conditions at the end of the temporary change.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 7:31-4.6
Amended by R.2003 d.335, effective 8/4/2003.
See: 35 New Jersey Register 935(a), 35 New Jersey Register 3618(b).
In (b), substituted "and" for "or" preceding "quantity".

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