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
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The state's universal waste management rules (which adopt by reference the federal rules) include provisions for the management of wastes that are in addition to those regulated under the federal rules. Pennsylvania's universal waste rules include the management of oil-based finishes and photographic solutions. Pennsylvania also adds provisions stating that small quantity handlers of universal waste (SQHUWs) and large quantity handlers of universal waste (LQHUWs) are deemed to have a permit for the storage of universal waste and transporters are deemed to have a license for transporting universal waste.
Pennsylvania incorporates by reference the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (New Rule), effective on the federal ...