Governing Law and Regulations
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Waste, Air, Radiation and Remediation Management Bureau of Air Quality
City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health Air Management Services (AMS)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Pennsylvania has incorporated by reference the federal NESHAP standards, including the NESHAPs for source categories, also known as maximum achievable control technology (MACT) standards. Refer to the national section HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS for more information.
The city of Philadelphia has incorporated by reference the federal NESHAPs, including the MACT standards. In addition, AMS has established regulations for specifically listed toxic air contaminants.
• Administration and enforcement. The Bureau of Air Quality in DEP's Office of Waste, Air, Radiation and Remediation Management administers and enforces the HAP (hazardous air pollutant) rules in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia AMS administers and enforces the federal and local requirements within the city of Philadelphia.
Local Requirements–City of Philadelphia
TOXIC AIR CONTAMINANTS
The Philadelphia AMS has developed regulations for the control of TACs. AMS has developed a list of 99 TACs, many of which are ...