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Pennsylvania Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generator standards: 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 262a.10 to 262a Appendix A

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identification (ID) number: 25 Pa. Code 262a.12(1)

Use of licensed transporters: 25 Pa. Code 262a.12(2)

On-site treatment rules: 25 Pa. Code 270a.60(b)(2)

Spills and discharges: 25 Pa. Code 262a.43

Source reduction strategy plans: 25 Pa. Code 262a.100

Conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) standards: 25 Pa. Code 261a.5

Regulatory Agency

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

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 rules for hazardous waste generators, with additions that make the state's rules more stringent. The state's more stringent rules apply to contingency plans, state-licensed transporters, on-site treatment rules for generators, spills and discharges, pollution prevention, and conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs).

Administration and enforcement. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Hazardous Waste Management administers and enforces Pennsylvania's rules for hazardous waste generators.

State Requirements

EPA ID NUMBER

25 Pa. Code 262a.12(1)

Pennsylvania has adopted the federal rules concerning the need for and acquisition of an EPA ID number. However, the state regulation states the conditions under which a subsequent notification to the DEP ...


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