Pennsylvania Hazardous Substance Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Hazardous Substance Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous substance list: 34 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 323

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Right to Know: 34 Pa. Code 301 to 323

Labeling and hazard warning: 34 Pa. Code 309.1 and 34 Pa. Code 309.2

Regulatory Agencies

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI)

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Waste, Air, and Radiation Management Bureau of Waste Management

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) Bureau of Maintenance and Operations Motor Carrier Division

Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Division

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (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. Pennsylvania's regulations for hazardous substance storage generally follow EPA's federal regulations, with additional state provisions related to hazardous substance container labeling. For additional information, see the national section HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE STORAGE.

Pennsylvania regulates aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) under the state fire code, which has adopted National Fire Protection Association Code 30 and Code 30A, which cover AST storage of flammable and combustible liquids. Local authorities may adopt ordinances that are more stringent than the state fire code. For a discussion of AST rules in Pennsylvania, see the state section ABOVEGROUND STORAGE TANKS.

Pennsylvania's hazardous substance underground storage tank (UST) rules follow the federal regulations with additional state requirements. See the state section UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS for additional information.

Pennsylvania follows the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations ...


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