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§ 6018.403. Generation, transportation, storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste

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 29A. Solid Waste Management Act (Refs & Annos)
Article IV. Hazardous Waste (Refs & Annos)
35 P.S. § 6018.403
§ 6018.403. Generation, transportation, storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person or municipality who generates, transports or stores hazardous waste to transfer such waste unless such person or municipality complies with the rules and regulations of the department and the terms or conditions of any applicable permit or license and any applicable order issued by the department.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person or municipality who generates, transports, stores, treats or disposes of hazardous waste to fail to:
(1) Maintain such records as are necessary to accurately identify the quantities of hazardous waste generated, the constituents thereof which are significant in quantity or in potential harm to human health or the environment, the method of transportation and the disposition of such wastes; and where applicable, the source and delivery points of such hazardous waste.
(2) Label any containers used for the storage, transportation or disposal of such hazardous waste so as to identify accurately such waste.
(3) Use containers appropriate for such hazardous waste and for the activity undertaken.
(4) Furnish information on the general chemical composition of such hazardous waste to persons transporting, treating, storing or disposing of such wastes.
(5) Use a manifest system as required by the department to assure that all such hazardous waste generated is designated for treatment, storage or disposal in such treatment, storage or disposal facilities (other than facilities on the premises where the waste is generated, where the use of a manifest system is not necessary) approved by the department, as provided in this article.
(6) Transport hazardous waste for treatment, storage or disposal to such treatment, storage or disposal facilities which the shipper has designated on the manifest form as a facility permitted to receive such waste or as a facility not within the Commonwealth.
(7) Submit reports to the department at such times as the department deems necessary, listing out:
(i) the quantities of hazardous waste generated during a particular time period; and
(ii) the method of disposal of all hazardous waste.
(8) Carry out transportation activities in compliance with the rules and regulations of the department and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
(9) Treat, store and dispose of all such waste in accordance with the rules and regulations of the department and permits, permit conditions and orders of the department.
(10) Develop and implement contingency plans for effective action to minimize and abate hazards from any treatment, storage, transportation or disposal of any hazardous waste.
(11) Maintain such operation, train personnel, and assure financial responsibility for such storage, treatment or disposal operations to prevent adverse effects to the public health, safety and welfare and to the environment and to prevent public nuisances.
(12) Immediately notify the department and the affected municipality or municipalities of any spill or accidental discharge of such waste in accordance with a contingency plan approved by the department and take immediate steps to contain and clean up the spill or discharge.
(c) After January 1, 1981 any producer of any hazardous waste or any producer having a by-product of production which is a hazardous waste may be required by the department to submit to the department for its approval a plan relating to the disposal of such hazardous waste at either an on-site disposal area or an off-site disposal area before transferring, treating or disposing of this waste.

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1980, July 7, P.L. 380, No. 97, § 403, effective in 60 days.
35 P.S. § 6018.403, PA ST 35 P.S. § 6018.403
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 40. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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