Pennsylvania Hazardous Air Pollutants regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Hazardous Air Pollutants: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): 40 CFR 61, 40 CFR 63, 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 124.1 to 124.3, 25 Pa. Code 127.35, and City of Philadelphia, Air Management Services (AMS): Regulation I, Section XI

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City of Philadelphia toxic air contaminant (TAC) requirements: AMS Regulation VI

Regulatory Agencies

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


The Philadelphia AMS has developed regulations for the control of TACs. AMS has developed a list of 99 TACs, many of which are ...

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