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Pennsylvania Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Definition of hazardous waste storage: 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 260a.10

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Container requirements: 25 Pa. Code 264a.1, 25 Pa. Code 261a.1, 25 Pa. Code 261a.7, 25 Pa. Code 264a.173 and 25 Pa. Code 265a.1, 25 Pa. Code 265a.173 to 265a.179 (interim status)

Hazardous waste storage tanks: 25 Pa. Code 264a.1, 25 Pa. Code 264a.191 to 264a.194 and 25 Pa. Code 265a.1, 25 Pa. Code 265a.191 to 265a.194 (interim status)

Surface impoundments: 25 Pa. Code 264a.1(a), 25 Pa. Code 264a.221, and 25 Pa. Code 265a.1(a) (interim status)

On-site storage rules generators: 25 Pa. Code 262a.10 and 25 Pa. Code 262a.34

Storage facility permits and fees: 25 Pa. Code 270a.1 to 270a.214 and 25 Pa. Code 264a.78 to 264a.83

Regulatory Agency

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Waste, Air, and Radiation Management Bureau of 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's definition of hazardous waste storage is more restrictive than the federal definition because it imposes a time limit. In addition, the state has several stricter storage rules in connection with: storage facility standards and permits and fees.

The state's on-site storage rules for generators follow the federal rules, with the additional requirement that large quantity generators and small quantity generators follow the state's container storage area rules. See the state section CONTAINERS for details.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Waste Management administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage rules in ...


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