Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (Pennsylvania)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|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|
|Program Administrator||Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection|
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.
|Contact Name||Dwayne Womer|
|Department||Department of Environmental Protection|
|Division||Bureau of Waste Management|
|Address||Post Office Box 69170, Harrisburg, PA, 17106-9170|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||HAZARDOUS SITES CLEANUP ACT Oct. 18, 1988, P.L. 756, No. 108|