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