Pennsylvania TSDF Responsibilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Pennsylvania TSDF Responsibilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) rules: 25 Pennsylvania Code (Pa. Code) 260a to 270a

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TSDF fees: 25 Pa. Code 270a.3, 25 Pa. Code 264a.78 to 264a.83, and 25 Pa. Code 265a.78 to 265a.83 (interim status)

Financial assurance: 25 Pa. Code 264a.141 to 264a.169 and 25 Pa. Code 265a.141 to 265a.169 (interim status)

Waste analysis and approval: 25 Pa. Code 264a.13, 25 Pa. Code 265a.13, and 25 Pa. Code 270a.3(3)

Licensed transporter requirement: 25 Pa. Code 264a.11 and 25 Pa. Code 265a.11 (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 Hazardous Waste Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Pennsylvania's rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and some more stringent state requirements. The state's more stringent rules cover permits and fees, financial assurance, licensed transporters, facility design and operation, groundwater standards, closure and post-closure, neutralization of wastes, contingency plans, pollution prevention (P2), and residual wastes.

Administration and enforcement. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Division of Hazardous Waste Management administers and enforces the TSDF requirements in Pennsylvania.

State Requirements


Pennsylvania's TSDF permit rules include the federal requirements and several more stringent state standards in connection ...

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