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§ 7130.304. Siting regulations

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 39C. Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Act (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 3. Low-Level Waste Disposal
35 P.S. § 7130.304
§ 7130.304. Siting regulations
The department shall develop siting regulations which shall be designed to allow for screening of the State by the operator-licensee designate and the selection of three potentially suitable sites. The regulations shall also contain detailed site specific provisions which the operator-licensee designate shall use to evaluate a potentially suitable site approved for further study. Potentially suitable sites shall not have any slopes for the disposal area of more than 15% as mapped on a scale of 1:24,000 with a contour interval of either 10 or 20 feet as available on published U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute quadrangles. The regulations shall include, but not be limited to, consideration for public health and safety, flooding, tectonics, protection of lands in the public trust, protection and exploitation and exploration of natural resources, demographics, transportation, wildlife, air quality, ecology, topography and hydrogeology. The regulations shall also provide that potentially suitable sites shall not be located where nearby facilities or activities could adversely impact the ability of the site to meet the above considerations or significantly mask the monitoring of the facility. The regulations shall be at least as stringent as those regulations adopted under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. The Environmental Quality Board shall hold at least one public information meeting and at least one public hearing on the siting regulations, and shall solicit and take into consideration written public comments, prior to final adoption. There shall be 30 days' public notice before any hearing. Notice shall, at a minimum, be provided in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and in newspapers of general circulation in each county.


1988, Feb. 9, P.L. 31, No. 12, § 304, imd. effective.
35 P.S. § 7130.304, PA ST 35 P.S. § 7130.304
Current through Act 4 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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