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Pennsylvania Contingency Plan: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Contingency plan rules: 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 264a.1(a) and 25 Pa. Code 264a.56; 25 Pa. Code 265a.1(a) and 25 Pa. Code 265a.56 (interim status)

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Notification: 25 Pa. Code 264a.56 and 25 Pa. Code 265a.56

Regulatory Agency

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Waste, Air, and Radiation Management Bureau of Waste Management Division of Hazardous Waste Management

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Pennsylvania has adopted by reference the federal contingency plan requirements applicable to large quantity generators; permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs); and interim-status TSDFs, and adds a notification requirement.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Waste Management administers and enforces the contingency plan requirements in Pennsylvania.

State Requirements

NOTIFICATION

25 Pa. Code 264a.56 and 25 Pa. Code 265a.56

Once a contingency plan has been implemented, the federal rules require the emergency coordinator to notify immediately either the National Response Center or the government official designated as the on-scene coordinator for that geographical area.

In addition, Pennsylvania requires that the emergency coordinator immediately notify either the appropriate regional DEP office or DEP's Central Office at 717-787-4343.


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