Pennsylvania Brownfields regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Brownfields: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Land recycling program: 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 250.1 to 250.708

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Pennsylvania Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (Act 2), 35 Pennsylvania Statutes (Pa. Stat.) 6026.101 to 6026.909

Background standard: 35 Pa. Stat. 6026.302

Statewide health standard: 35 Pa. Stat. 6026.303

Site-specific standard: 35 Pa. Stat. 6026.304

Special industrial areas: 35 Pa. Stat. 6026.305

Cleanup liability protection: 35 Pa. Stat. 6026.501

Industrial funds: 35 Pa. Stat. 6026.701 and 35 Pa. Stat. 6026.702

Uniform Environmental Covenant Act (UECA): 27 Pa. Stat. 6501 to 6517

Economic Development, Agency, Fiduciary, and Lender Environmental Liability Protection Act (Act 3): 35 Pa. Stat. 6027.1 to 6027.13

Applicability: 35 Pa. Stat. 6027.13

Industrial Sites Environmental Assessments Act (Acts 4 and 6): 35 Pa. Stat. 6028.1 to 6028.6

Financial incentives:

Brownfields tax incentive: 35 Pa. Stat. 6028.2

Regulatory Agencies

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Community Revitalization and Local Government Support

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)

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 has established laws to encourage and support the voluntary remediation of contaminated sites throughout the state through financial incentives and liability limitations. Pennsylvania also has mandatory requirements for the creation and approval of environmental covenants.

· Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Land Recycling and Waste Management and the DCED ...


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