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Pennsylvania Emergency Planning and Response: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act, 58 Pennsylvania Statutes (Pa. Stat.) 601.101 to 601.605

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Air Pollution Control Act, 35 Pa. Stat. 4001 to 4015

Dam Safety and Encroachments Act, 32 Pa. Stat. 693.1

Explosives Act, 73 Pa. Stat. 151 to 168

Radiation Protection Act, 35 Pa. Stat. 7110.101 to 7110.703

Clean Streams Law, 35 Pa. Stat. 691.1 to 691.901

Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (HSCA), 35 Pa. Stat. 6020.101 to 6020.1305

Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act, 35 Pa. Stat. 721.1 to 721.17

Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act, 35 Pa. Stat. 6021.101 to 6021.2104

Pennsylvania Worker and Community Right-to-Know Act, 35 Pa. Stat. 7301 to 7320, and regulations at 34 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 301 to 309

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 25 Pa. Code 264a.56 and 25 Pa. Code 265a.56 (interim status)

Emergency planning: Hazardous Material Emergency Response and Protection Act (HMERPA), 35 Pa. Stat. 6022.101 to 6022.307

Emergency planning fee: 35 Pa. Stat. 6022.207

Emergency response:

Hazardous Materials Response Fund: 35 Pa. Stat. 6022.208

Hazardous Material Response Teams: 35 Pa. Stat. 6022.209

Regulatory Agencies

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Emergency Response Program

Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) Bureau of PENNSAFE

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council (PEMC)

Local emergency planning committee (LEPC)

Local fire department

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 the federal emergency planning requirements. In addition, Pennsylvania has ...


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