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Pennsylvania Accumulation Time: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Large quantity generators and small quantity generators: 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 262a.10

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Conditionally exempt small quantity generators: 25 Pa. Code 261a.1 and 25 Pa. Code 261a.5

Regulatory Agency

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

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 accumulation time rules that allow generators to accumulate hazardous waste on-site without a permit for specific periods of time. See the national section ACCUMULATION TIME to review the specific time periods applicable to each type of generator.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Waste Management administers and enforces Pennsylvania's accumulation time requirements for generators of hazardous waste.


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