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Pennsylvania Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Exports and imports of hazardous waste: 25 Pennsylvania Code 262a.10

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Mercury-Free Thermostat Act, 35 Pennsylvania Statutes (Pa. Stat.) 6030.1 to 6030.7

Phosphates: 35 Pa. Stat. 722.1 to 722.10

Regulatory Agencies

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Pennsylvania follows federal rules for the export and import of hazardous chemicals. Pennsylvania has also implemented legislation banning the sale, installation, and disposal of mercury thermostats in Pennsylvania. Some states, including Pennsylvania, have passed laws limiting the amount of phosphates in cleaning and detergent products sold in the state. State manufacturers, importers, and distributors must watch for future state product bans.

Pennsylvania follows the federal hazardous materials transportation requirements for the import and export of chemicals. Export licenses may be required for the export of controlled chemicals. See the national sections HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for a summary of federal requirements. In addition, a security plan may be required by hazardous materials transporters. The plan must include an assessment of possible transportation security risks for hazmat shipments. See the national section SECURITY for more information.

Internationally, a number of countries have developed or are developing laws with restrictions on the import of hazardous substances and electronic equipment ...


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State Requirements

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Pennsylvania Chemicals Resources

Chemicals Products

The Book of Chemical Lists on CD-ROM
Need to know if one of your chemicals is on an OSHA, DOT, SARA, CERCLA, RCRA or state list of regulated chemicals? This unique CD-ROM database of over 75,000 chemicals will tell you in a flash how it is regulated - just look it up by chemical name, CAS #, ID # or regulation. "
Enviro.BLR.com
Enviro.BLR.com is the online tool that makes state environmental compliance management a whole lot easier. Get plain-English state and federal regulatory analysis, 1000's of compliance checklists, forms and other tools, plus daily regulatory updates. "
Environmental Compliance in [Your State]
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Care of Supplies, Chemicals, and Equipment—Spanish Training Video
Aimed at training janitors/custodians in proper care and treatment of expensive equipment, and how to conserve supplies and chemicals. Savings can be realized and work accomplished in a productive manner when employees are properly trained and motivated to take care of equipment and materials. -Spanish Edition"
Audio Click 'n Train Spanish/English Edition: Hazard Communication
This Spanish/English movie-like version of the powerpoint presentation with audio makes it easy to deliver hazard communication training in Spanish and English. This ready-to-deliver meeting gives you effective toolbox training - no preparation required! Includes meeting outlines, customizable PowerPoint® slides, handouts, quiz, trainer's guide and more!"
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