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§ 6029.204. Small Business and Household Pollution Prevention Program

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 29M. Small Business and Household Pollution Prevention Program Act
35 P.S. § 6029.204
§ 6029.204. Small Business and Household Pollution Prevention Program
(a) Establishment.--The department shall establish the Small Business and Household Pollution Prevention Program for educating and providing assistance to small businesses and the general public in pollution prevention and the proper management of solid and hazardous wastes generated in households and small businesses.
(b) Educational materials.--The department shall develop educational materials for the operation of the program in consultation with small businesses, trade associations, educational institutions and appropriate advisory committees.
(c) Program concerns.--The program shall include education, training and technical assistance concerning:
(1) Source reduction and methods for conducting pollution prevention assessments to eliminate or reduce the volume or toxicity of solid wastes generated.
(2) Natural resource and energy conservation.
(3) Opportunities to reduce environmental contamination from air emissions and water effluents.
(4) Opportunities to beneficially use, reuse, recycle or reclaim solid waste materials.
(5) Opportunities to collect and manage universal wastes received from small business and the general public.
(6) Opportunities to develop and apply environmental improvement technologies and methods.
(7) Information on compliance with applicable environmental protection laws, including compliance with solid waste management requirements.
(d) Technical assistance.--The department shall provide educational materials and technical assistance to sponsors and collection contractors for the operation of the programs and collection events to encourage and promote all aspects of pollution prevention.
(e) Technical assistance for implementation.--The department shall provide technical assistance to sponsors and collection contractors to implement the purposes of this chapter and to facilitate the program and the proper collection, treatment, recycling or disposal of hazardous wastes generated by eligible entities.
(f) Site visit.--At the request of a small business, the department may offer a pollution prevention site visit at the place of business and may provide assistance on compliance with the environmental protection laws administered by the department and guidance issued by the department on pollution prevention.
(g) Appropriations.--Moneys are hereby appropriated upon approval of the Governor to the department for the purposes of administering this chapter from the Recycling Fund created by section 706 of the act of July 28, 1988 (P.L. 556, No. 101),1 known as the Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act, and the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund established under section 901 of the act of October 18, 1988 (P.L. 756, No. 108),2 known as the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act. The combined total of appropriations from these two funds for the program shall not exceed $2,000,000 annually. No more than 3% of the funds appropriated may be expended by the department for the administration of the program.
(h) Private contract authorization.--The department may cooperate with and may contract for services from private and other entities and is authorized to make grants to private, governmental and other entities to implement this section.
(i) Definition.--For purposes of this section, the term “small business” shall mean a business with 100 or fewer employees or a political subdivision.

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1996, Dec. 19, P.L. 1478, No. 190, § 204, imd. effective.

Footnotes

53 P.S. § 4000.706.
35 P.S. § 6020.901.
35 P.S. § 6029.204, PA ST 35 P.S. § 6029.204
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 32. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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