2014 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 24:5A-5 - Commissioner; powers

NJ Rev Stat § 24:5A-5 (2014) What's This?

24:5A-5. Commissioner; powers
(a) The commissioner is hereby empowered to promulgate such regulations as may be necessary for the efficient enforcement of this act after public hearing to be held after 30 days prior notice thereof by public advertisement of the date, time and place of such hearing.

(b) Whenever in the judgment of the commissioner such action will promote the objectives of this act by avoiding or resolving uncertainty as to its application, the commissioner may by regulation declare to be a hazardous substance, for the purposes of this act, any substance or mixture of substances which he finds meets the requirements of section 2(d).

(c) If the commissioner finds that the requirements of section 2(m) are not adequate for the protection of the public health and safety in view of special hazard presented by any particular hazardous substance, he may by regulation establish such reasonable variations or additional label requirements as he finds necessary for the protection of the public health and safety; and any container of such hazardous substance intended or suitable for household use which fails to bear a label in accordance with such regulations shall be deemed to be a misbranded package of a hazardous substance.

(d) If the commissioner finds that, because of the size of the package involved or because of the minor hazard presented by the substance contained therein, or for other good and sufficient reasons, full compliance with the labeling requirements otherwise applicable under this act is impracticable or is not necessary for the adequate protection of the public health and safety, the commissioner shall promulgate regulations exempting such substances from these requirements to the extent he determines to be consistent with adequate protection of the public health and safety.

(e) The commissioner may exempt from the requirements established by or pursuant to this act any container of a hazardous substance with respect to which he finds adequate requirements satisfying the purposes of this act have been established by or pursuant to and in compliance with any other Federal or State law.

(f) In the preparation of regulations for promulgation under this act, the commissioner shall take into consideration the requirements of regulations promulgated under the Federal Hazardous Substances Labeling Act and consult with the Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry.

L.1966, c. 262, s. 5.

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