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Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Waste, Air, Radiation, and Remediation Management Bureau of Waste Management Division of Hazardous Waste Management
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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. The New Rule now includes more information as to what constitutes "generator knowledge" and expands the information that must be included in records supporting a generator's hazardous waste determinations. See the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE DETERMINATION for detailed information.
Pursuant to 25 Pa. Code 260a.3(e), the state's incorporation of the hazardous waste regulations as set forth in the 1999 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) "includes any subsequent modifications and additions to the CFR," conditional exclusions from the definitions of solid and/or hazardous waste, such as those for solvent-contaminated wipes, cathode-ray tubes, and carbon dioxide streams in geological sequestration activities, are in effect in Pennsylvania. In addition, because the state incorporated by reference the 2008 definition of solid waste (DSW) rule (concerning the recycling of hazardous secondary materials), the state adopts by reference the ...