Pennsylvania Land Disposal Restrictions regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Land Disposal Restrictions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Land disposal restrictions (LDRs): 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 268a.1

Regulatory Agencies
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Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Waste, Air, and Radiation Management Bureau of Waste Management Division of Hazardous Waste Management

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Pennsylvania incorporates by reference the federal rules for land disposal restrictions, including the Phase IV federal land disposal restrictions (LDRs) and best demonstrated available technology (BDAT). The state excludes the following federal LDRs because EPA has not delegated authority to states to implement these rules (25 Pa. Code 268a.1(a)):

—Case-by-case extensions (40 CFR 268.5)

—No-migration variances (40 CFR 268.6)

—Equivalent method variances (40 CFR 268.42(b))

—Variances from treatment standards (40 CFR 268.44)

See LDR Exceptions in the national section LAND DISPOSAL RESTRICTIONS/LAND BAN for more information about these extensions and variances.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Waste Management administers and enforces the state's LDRs. However, the federal exemption rules that Pennsylvania did not incorporate by reference are implemented by EPA's Region 3 office. In addition, when new regulations are issued under the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (HSWA) to RCRA, EPA will administer these new regulations until equivalent or more stringent rules are adopted in Pennsylvania.


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Pennsylvania Land Disposal Restrictions Resources

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