Governing Law and Regulations
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) Bureau of Plant Industry Pesticide Division
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Pennsylvania generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements, with additional requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs), hazardous waste transporters, solid waste landfills, underground storage tanks (USTs), pesticide businesses, and wetlands activities. See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for federal rule guidance.
• Administration and enforcement. The DEP is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's financial responsibility requirements for TSDFs, USTs, solid waste landfills, pesticide applicators, and wetlands activities. PDA's Pesticide Division administers and enforces the pesticide financial responsibility requirements.
In Pennsylvania, there are several financial assurance mechanisms that owners or operators may use alone or in combination to demonstrate that they meet ...