Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (Pennsylvania)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Pennsylvania

Applies to States or Provinces Pennsylvania
Name Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (Pennsylvania)
Policy Category Financial Incentive, Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Grant Program
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Primary Website http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/US/HTM/1988/0/0108..HTM

Last Review 2014-09-15


This Act tasks the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection with regulating hazardous waste. The department is charged with siting, review, permitting and development of hazardous waste treatment and disposal facilities in order to protect public health and safety, foster economic growth and protect the environment.

Pennsylvania law establishes a fund to provide to the Department the financial resources needed to plan and implement timely and effective responses to the release of hazardous substances and contaminants, including emergency response actions, studies and investigations, planning, remedial response, maintenance and monitoring activities, replacement of water supplies and protection of the public from the hazardous site. The fund also allows the Department to administer grants for the purchase or lease of recycling equipment to eliminate hazardous waste by reclamation into a usable product.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Dwayne Womer
Department Department of Environmental Protection
Division Bureau of Waste Management
Address Post Office Box 69170, Harrisburg, PA, 17106-9170

Phone 717-787-6239
Fax 717-787-0884
Email ra-hazawaste@pa.gov
Website http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/waste/6006

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: HAZARDOUS SITES CLEANUP ACT Oct. 18, 1988, P.L. 756, No. 108
Date Effective 1988
Date Enacted 1988