Pennsylvania Hazardous Waste Tanks regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Hazardous Waste Tanks: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste tank rules: 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 264a.1 and 25 Pa. Code 264a.191 to 264a.194; 25 Pa. Code 265a.1 and 25 Pa. Code 265a.191 to 265a.194 (interim status)

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Labeling TSDF tanks: 25 Pa. Code 264a.194 and 25 Pa. Code 265a.194 (interim status)

Secondary containment dates: 25 Pa. Code 264a.191 and 25 Pa. Code 264a.193; 25 Pa. Code 265a.191 and 25 Pa. Code 265a.193 (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 Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (New Rule) requirements for management of generator tanks, effective on the federal level and in Pennsylvania as of May 30, 2017. See the national sections HAZARDOUS WASTE STORAGE and HAZARDOUS WASTE TANKS for detailed information.

The state incorporates by reference the federal hazardous waste tank rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and adds some more stringent state rules in connection with labeling and secondary containment compliance dates. In addition, owners and operators of TSDFs that use tanks for storage or treatment of hazardous waste must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state permit and facility fees. The state's more stringent permit standards and fees are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

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Governing Law and Regulations
Regulatory Agency
Comparison: State vs. Federal
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