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 definition of hazardous waste storage is more restrictive than the federal definition because it imposes a time limit. In addition, the state has several stricter storage rules in connection with storage facility standards, permits and fees.
Pennsylvania incorporates by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 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) and small quantity generators (SQGs) storing hazardous waste on-site without a permit. The state also requires that large quantity ...