Governing Law and Regulations
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's hazardous waste container management rules include the federal requirements and the state's more stringent specifications for indoor and outdoor storage areas at both permitted and interim-status treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). In addition, the state requires interim-status TSDFs to have a secondary containment requirement for their container storage areas. Pennsylvania also incorporates by reference the federal empty container requirements and the organic air emissions standards.
The state also incorporates by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (New Rule) requirements for containers, effective on the federal level and in Pennsylvania as of May 30, 2017. See the national sections CONTAINERS and HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE for ...