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 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.
• Administration and enforcement. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental ...