Program Descriptions

 
Air Pollution Control Program – The Commission routinely inspects facilities for compliance with State and local air pollution control regulations. The Commission also investigates complaints of air pollution and initiates enforcement actions where appropriate. Typically, problems such as odor, smoke, and excessive dust are the subject of citizen complaints. More Details...

Noise Pollution Control Program – The Commission investigates citizen complaints of excessive noise and determines compliance with State Noise Control regulations. The Commission routinely investigates noise complaints associated with fixed industrial or commercial facilities. Noises sources such as boom boxes or loud neighbors are generally left to municipalities to enforce pursuant to local ordinances, though the Commission has assisted municipalities with regulation development.

Hazardous Substance Control – The Commission investigates reports of hazardous substance discharges and insures such discharges where verified are properly remediated or are referred to the appropriate NJDEP oversight program. Commission personnel respond to hazardous materials emergencies and work closely with local emergency response personnel as well as NJDEP and USEPA in assessing and mitigating such incidents. The Commission is also participating in a NJDEP sponsored pilot project that will help lower the costs to homeowners associated with the remediation of heating oils tanks. More Details...

Water Pollution Control Program – The Commission conducts investigations of complaints of unpermitted discharges of pollutants to surface and groundwater. Direct discharges from industrial facilities to surface water are regulated by NJDEP and such discharges to sewers are regulated the local sewer authority. The Commission will investigate complaints regarding these scenarios and ensure appropriate referrals are made. More Details...

Solid Waste Control Program – The Commission conducts inspections of certain classes of solid waste facilities. Additionally, the Commission investigates citizen complaints regarding solid waste. The Hudson County Improvement Authority has also been delegated authority to enforce solid waste regulations and conducts extensive activities to ensure sold waste is routed to appropriate disposal facilities. More Details...

Right to Know Program – The Commission serves as the lead agent for receipt and distribution of Right to Know Surveys from regulated facilities. Under the program certain industrial and governmental facilities must annually report inventories of certain hazardous materials which are in use. Inventories for specific facilities are available to anyone requesting information. More Details...

Regulated Underground Storage Tanks – Pursuant to a pilot project the Commission conducts inspections of Underground Storage Tank systems to ensure they are compliant with State and Federal regulations.

Pesticides – The Commission conducts inspections of schools, apartment buildings, restaurants and landscapers to ensure that only licensed personnel apply pesticides in accordance with state regulations at such locations. More Details...

Environmental Lead Investigations – On behalf of several municipal health departments, the Commission conducts environmental investigations related to identifying lead hazards associated with reports of a child having elevated blood lead. These investigations include the assessment of the lead content in paint using an Xray Fluorescence Analyzer (XRF) and the assessment of the lead content of dust within the child’s home. The Commission then makes recommendations to the local health department regarding the hazards identified.

Local Information and Communication System (LINCS) – Pursuant to a newly developing program the Commission, at the request of the municipal health departments, is serving as the LINCS agency for HudsonCounty. In this role, the Commission serves as a communication hub for dissemination of information to public health agencies. Additionally, the Commission coordinates various data collection initiatives. More Details...

Mosquito Control Program - The Hudson County Office of Mosquito Control has two primary goals. The first is to protect the citizens and visitors of Hudson County from mosquito-borne diseases such as West Nile Virus (WNV). The second goal is to minimize the negative impact of nuisance mosquitoes on outdoor recreational activities. These goals will be achieved through a comprehensive approach, employing integrated pest management (IPM) principles in a program that is environmentally sensitive, fiscally prudent, and operationally effective. More Details...