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§ 6021.102. Legislative findings

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 29D. Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 1. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
35 P.S. § 6021.102
§ 6021.102. Legislative findings
(a) Findings enumerated.--The General Assembly of the Commonwealth finds and declares that:
(1) The lands and waters of this Commonwealth constitute a unique and irreplaceable resource from which the well-being of the public health and economic vitality of this Commonwealth is assured.
(2) These resources have been contaminated by releases and ruptures of regulated substances from both active and abandoned storage tanks.
(3) Once contaminated, the quality of the affected resources may not be completely restored to their original state.
(4) When remedial action is required or undertaken, the cost is extremely high.
(5) Contamination of groundwater supplies caused by releases from storage tanks constitutes a grave threat to the health of affected residents.
(6) Contamination of these resources must be prevented through improved safeguards on the installation and construction of storage tanks.
(b) Declaration.--The General Assembly declares these storage tank releases to be a threat to the public health and safety of this Commonwealth and hereby exercises the power of the Commonwealth to prevent the occurrence of these releases through the establishment of a regulatory scheme for the storage of regulated substances in new and existing storage tanks and to provide liability for damages sustained within this Commonwealth as a result of a release and to require prompt cleanup and removal of such pollution and released regulated substance.


1989, July 6, P.L. 169, No. 32, § 102, effective in 30 days.
35 P.S. § 6021.102, PA ST 35 P.S. § 6021.102
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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