Pennsylvania Biennial Report regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Biennial Report: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Large quantity generators (LQGs): 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 262a.10

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Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 25 Pa. Code 264a.1(a) and 25 Pa. Code 264a.75; 25 Pa. Code 265a.1(a) and 25 Pa. Code 265a.75 (interim status)

Regulatory Agency

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

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Pennsylvania incorporates by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (New Rule), effective on the federal level and in Pennsylvania as of May 30, 2017. Therefore, Pennsylvania follows these revised federal rules for hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) that must submit biennial reports. The state also incorporates by reference the federal biennial report rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). There are no additional state requirements.

Administration and enforcement. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Bureau of Waste Management administers and enforces the biennial report requirements in Pennsylvania.

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