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In addition to the recently announced NJDEP deadline extensions relative to the COVID state of emergency, existing regulations provide some relief on notification requirements. One relates to the discharge of non-PCB fluid from a transformer. If the release occurs during a state of emergency, it does not have to be reported to the Department until 24 hours following termination of the state of emergency. In non-emergency situations, NJDEP notification of a non-PCB fluid discharge is not required if the discharge was less than 25 gallons and did not enter waters of the State. In this situation, the remediation must be completed with 24 hours of discovery, and the person responsible must document the incident, and retain documentation for three years from the date of the discharge. Jeffrey Campbell.