Pennsylvania Financial Responsibility: What you need to know
Governing Law and Regulations
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Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) Bureau of Plant Industry Pesticide Division
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Pennsylvania generally follows the federal financial responsibility requirements, with additional requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs), hazardous waste transporters, solid waste landfills, underground storage tanks (USTs), pesticide businesses, and wetlands activities. See the national section FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for federal rule guidance.
• Administration and enforcement. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's financial responsibility requirements for TSDFs, USTs, solid waste landfills, pesticide applicators, and wetlands activities. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's (PDA) Pesticide Division administers and enforces the pesticide financial responsibility requirements.