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Pennsylvania Delisting Petitions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Delisting petitions: 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 25 Pa. Code 260a.20, Pa. Code 261a.1, and Pa. Code 261a Appendix IXa

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Petition procedures: 25 Pa. Code 23

Public availability: 25 Pa. Code 270a.12 and 25 Pa. Code 270a.82

Regulatory Agencies

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

Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to administer the state's hazardous waste management program in lieu of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations. As part of that program approval and delegation, the DEP is authorized to review and approve petitions for delisting of such waste. DEP's hazardous waste regulations incorporate by reference the federal delisting rules, with additional rules for delisting petition submittal. For the federal requirements, see the national section DELISTING PETITIONS.

Pennsylvania has adopted by reference the federal lists of hazardous wastes. See the national section LISTED WASTES for more information.

If a waste cannot be identified in one of the federal hazardous waste lists, it still might be hazardous because it exhibits one or more characteristics of hazardous waste—ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity. See the national section CHARACTERISTIC WASTE for additional ...


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