Pennsylvania TSDF Permits regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania TSDF Permits: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permit requirements: Solid Waste Management Act, 35 Pennsylvania Statutes (Pa. Stat.) 6018.501 to 6018.508 and rules at 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 270a.1 to 270a.214

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Siting rules for treatment or disposal facilities: 25 Pa. Code 269a.1 to 269a.50

Standardized permit rules: 25 Pa. Code 267a, 25 Pa. Code 270a.2(c), and 25 Pa. Code 270a.201 to 270a.214

Application process:

Phase I of the permit application process: 25 Pa. Code 269a.12 and 25 Pa. Code 269a.21 to 269a.29

Phase II of the permit application process: 25 Pa. Code 269a.13 and 25 Pa. Code 269a.41 to 269a.50

Public notice and hearings: 25 Pa. Code 270a.80 to 270a.84

Treatment and disposal facility certificate of public necessity (CPN) rules: 25 Pa. Code 269a.101 to 269a.163

Permits-by-rule: 25 Pa. Code 270a.60


Permit application fee: 25 Pa. Code 270a.3

CPN fee: 25 Pa. Code 269a.123

TSDF management fee: 25 Pa. Code 264a.78 and 25 Pa. Code 264a.79

Administration fees: 25 Pa. Code 264a.82 and 25 Pa. Code 264a.83

Permit modification fees: 25 Pa. Code 270a.3(3)

Regulatory Agency

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office of Waste, Air, and Radiation 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. Pennsylvania's TSDF permit rules incorporate by reference the federal requirements and add several more stringent state standards. The more stringent state standards cover the permit application process, permit conditions, permit modifications, and fees. ...

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