Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Agency regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Environmental Protection Agency: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Pennsylvania Solid Waste Resource Recovery Development Act, 35 Pennsylvania Statutes Annotated (Pa. Stat. Ann.) 755.1 to 755.14

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Solid Waste Management Act, 35 Pa. Stat. Ann. 6018.101 to 6018.1003

Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, 35 Pa. Stat. Ann. 6020.101 to 6020.1305

Air pollution control laws: 35 Pa. Stat. Ann. 4001 to 4106

Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act, 35 Pa. Stat. Ann. 6021.101 to 6021.2104

Pennsylvania Used Oil Recycling Act, 58 Pa. Stat. Ann. 471 to 480

The Clean Streams Law, 35 Pa. Stat. Ann. 691.1 to 691.1001

Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act, 35 Pa. Stat. Ann. 721.1 to 721.17

Stormwater Management Act, 32 Pa. Stat. Ann. 680.1 to 680.17

Worker and Community Right-to-Know Act, 35 Pa. Stat. Ann. 7301 to 7320

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identification (ID) numbers:

Generator: 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 262a.12

Transporters: 25 Pa. Code 263a.11

Hazardous waste facilities: 25 Pa. Code 264a.11

Used oil: 25 Pa. Code 298.42, 25 Pa. Code 298.51, 25 Pa. Code 298.62, and 25 Pa. Code 298.73

Regulatory Agencies

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

EPA Region 3

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In Pennsylvania, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the counterpart to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That office is responsible for protecting Pennsylvania's land, water, and air from pollution.

Administration and enforcement. Pennsylvania has received authorization from EPA to implement its own air, water, and waste management rules. To receive federal authorization, DEP's air, water, and waste management ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agencies
Comparison: State vs. Federal
State Requirements
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