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Technology Verification
 

The Energy and Environmental Technology Verification (EETV) Act at N.J.S.A. 13:1D-134 et seq., establishes  guidelines for an innovative energy and environmental technology verification and certification program to approve new or emerging technologies that benefit the environment, human health, and economy of New Jersey. The New Jersey Legislature found that, in establishing a technology verification and certification program, it is in the public’s interest by encouraging the commercial development and use of new or emerging energy and environmental technology-based products and services that abate and prevent environmental pollution, and promote energy conservation in the most cost-effective and efficient manner in the State.

 

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Although new or emerging energy and environmental technologies could be more beneficial to the environment and economy of the State, they continue to encounter technical, financial and regulatory impediments. Over the years, NJCAT has been successful in removing some of the regulatory barriers but there are still challenges associated with adoption and use of these technologies. Below are examples of NJCAT's commitment to overcome challenges, and support for activities that would be beneficial to the environment.

Stormwater Management Technologies

Evaluating the performance of manufactured treatment devices (MTDs) for stormwater management is difficult due to many factors that include influent particulate size distribution, influent pollutant concentration (loading), stormwater flow rate, sump design and capacity, and maintenance. NJCAT’s extensive involvement since 2001 with activities associated with spearheading the development of protocols to test the performance of these systems and verifying the performance claims in accordance with environmental regulatory standards has resulted in establishing a highly recognized stormwater management technology verification program. In fact, the stormwater rules at N.J.A.C. 7:8-5.2(j) requires hydrodynamic and filtration MTDs used for stormwater management to obtain verification of performance claims from NJCAT before receiving certification from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for use in New Jersey. 

New Jersey Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards (GEEA)

Since the inception of the New Jersey Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards in 2000, NJCAT has always been a co-sponsor of this event to recognize outstanding environmental performance, programs, and projects undertaken by New Jersey’s organizations and individuals.

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NJCAT was created to promote the retention and growth of energy and environmental technology-based businesses in New Jersey. NJCAT provides technology innovators with regulatory and technical assistance required to bring their products to market, and collaboration between NJCAT and the NJDEP should provide an opportunity to achieve the following:

* Advance policy strategies and regulatory mechanisms to promote technology commercialization;

* Identify, evaluate, and recommend specific technologies for which the regulatory and commercialization process should be facilitated;

* Establish relationships/alliances to bring new technologies to market and new businesses to the State; and

* Assist in the identification of markets and applications for commercialized technologies.
 

Promoting public-private partnerships is the cornerstone of the NJCAT verification program whereby the private sector has direct input into the technology development, testing and commercialization process, and the public sector gaining confidence that the performance of the technology has been independently verified to be in compliance with New Jersey’s environmental regulatory standards.

 

To learn more about NJCAT and the energy and environmental technology verification program, please contact:  

Richard S. Magee Sc.D., P.E., BCEE 
Executive Director
New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology
Center for Environmental Systems
Stevens Institute of Technology
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(973) 879-3056 (M) 
rsmagee@rcn.com

 

Ravi Patraju
Associate Executive Director
New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology
Rutgers EcoComplex
1200 Florence-Columbus Rd.
Bordentown, NJ 08505-4200
(609) 456-3747
rpatraju@gmail.com