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Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Energy and Technology
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Both the state and federal pollution prevention (P2) rules must be complied with in Pennsylvania. The federal P2 requirements are described in the national section POLLUTION PREVENTION. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) may require a person to submit a report or plan for their P2 activities when pollutants and water resources are involved.
• Administration and enforcement. DEP administers both the federal and state P2 requirements in Pennsylvania.
With respect to the protection of water resources, DEP may require a person to submit a report or plan for their P2 activities and encourages the use of P2 measures that minimize or eliminate the generation of pollutants over measures that involve pollutant handling or treatment. DEP encourages consideration of the following P2 measures, in descending order of preference, for environmental management of wastes: