Pennsylvania Manifests regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Manifests : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generators: 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 262a.10, 25 Pa. Code 262a.21, and 25 Pa. Code 262a.42

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Transporters: 25 Pa. Code 263a.10 and 25 Pa. Code 263a.20

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): 25 Pa. Code 264a.1(a), 25 Pa. Code 264a.71, 25 Pa. Code 265a.1(a), and 25 Pa. Code 265a.71 (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 ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires Pennsylvania (and all states) to use the federal form of manifest: the standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22) and its continuation sheet (EPA Form 8700-22A). The state revised its manifest regulations as a result of the requirement to use the federal form and because U.S. EPA also revised various regulations relating to the manifest (e.g., rules concerning manifest discrepancies and rejected shipments). Pennsylvania's rules for hazardous waste manifest preparation and use are now the same as the federal rules, and waste handlers should go to the national section MANIFESTS for guidance.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Bureau of Waste Management administers and enforces Pennsylvania's manifest rules.


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