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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-52


1999 Sunset Review Schedule

[29 Pa.B. 240]

   This schedule includes the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) regulations, by chapter, which will undergo a sunset review in 1999. The sunset schedule is published annually and includes the Pennsyl-

vania Code chapters which will be reviewed by the Department. Each regulation will be reviewed to determine whether it effectively fulfills the goals for which it was intended and remains consistent with the following principles contained in Executive Order 1996-1 (regarding Regulatory Review and Promulgation):

   1.  Regulations shall address a compelling public interest.

   2.  Costs of regulations shall not outweigh their benefits.

   3.  Regulations shall be written in clear, concise and, when possible, nontechnical language.

   4.  Regulations shall address definable public health, safety or environmental risks.

   5.  Where Federal regulations exist, Pennsylvania's regulations shall not exceed Federal standards unless justified by a compelling and articulable Pennsylvania interest or required by State law.

   6.  Compliance shall be the goal of all regulations.

   7.  Where viable nonregulatory alternatives exist, they shall be preferred over regulations.

   8.  Regulations shall be drafted and promulgated with early and meaningful input from the regulated community.

   9.  Regulations shall not hamper Pennsylvania's ability to compete effectively with other states.

   10.  All agency heads shall be held directly accountable for regulations promulgated by their respective agencies.

   The chapters listed will be reviewed by the Department in 1999. If regulatory amendments are proposed, those amendments will be reviewed by the appropriate advisory committees, as outlined in the Department's Regulatory Agenda which is published semiannually in February and July.

   Both the Sunset Review Schedule and the Regulatory Agenda are available on the Department's World Wide Web site at (choose Public Participation Center).



Subpart A.  Preliminary Provisions
Article II.  Statements of Policy
Chapter 16.Water Quality Toxics Management Strategy--Statement of Policy
Chapter 23. Environmental Quality Board Policy for Processing Petitions --Statement of Policy
Subpart C.  Protection of Natural Resources
Article I.  Land Resources
Chapter 72. Administration of Sewage Facilities Planning Program
Chapter 77. Noncoal Mining
Chapter 78. Oil and Gas Wells
Chapter 79. Oil and Gas Conservation
Chapter 83. State Conservation Commission
Chapter 86. Surface and Underground Coal Mining: General
Chapter 87. Surface Mining of Coal
Chapter 88. Anthracite Coal
Chapter 89. Underground Mining of Coal and Coal Preparation Facilities
Chapter 90. Coal Refuse Disposal
Article II.  Water Resources
Chapter 91. General Provisions
Chapter 92. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
Chapter 93. Water Quality Standards
Chapter 95. Wastewater Treatment Requirements
Chapter 97. Industrial Wastes
Chapter 101. Special Water Pollution Regulations
Chapter 102. Erosion Control
Chapter 105. Dam Safety and Waterway Management
Chapter 106. Flood Plain Management
Chapter 109. Safe Drinking Water
Article III.  Air Resources
Chapter 121. General Provisions--Air Resources
Chapter 122. National Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
Chapter 123. Standards for Contaminants
Chapter 124. National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
Chapter 126. Standards for Motor Fuels
Chapter 127. Construction, Modification, Reactivation and Operation of Sources
Chapter 128. Alternative Emission Reduction Limitations
Chapter 129. Standards for Sources
Chapter 131. Ambient Air Quality Standards
Chapter 133. Local Air Pollution Agencies
Chapter 135. Reporting of Sources
Chapter 137. Air Pollution Episodes
Chapter 139. Sampling and Testing
Chapter 141. Variances and Alternate Standards
Chapter 143. Disbursements from the Clean Air Fund
Subpart D.  Environmental Health and Safety
Article II.  Institutions and Housing
Chapter 171. Schools
Article IV.  Occupational Health and Safety
Chapter 207. Noncoal Mines
Chapter 209. Coal Mines
Chapter 210. Use of Explosives
Chapter 211. Storage, Handling and Use of Explosives
Article V.  Radiological Health
Chapter 215. General Provisions
Chapter 217. Licensing of Radioactive Material
Chapter 219. Standards for Protection Against Radiation
Chapter 220. Notices, Instructions and Reports to Workers; Inspections
Chapter 224. Medical Use of Radioactive Materials
Chapter 225. Radiation Safety Requirements for Industrial Radiographic Operations
Chapter 226. Radiation Safety Requirements for Wireline Service Operations and Subservice Tracer Studies
Chapter 230. Packaging and Transportation of Radioactive Material
Chapter 236. Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management and Disposal
Chapter 237. Rebuttable Presumption of Liability of the Operator of the Regional Low-Level Waste Facility
Chapter 240. Radon Certification
Article VI.  General Health and Safety
Chapter 250. Administration of the Land Recycling Program
Article VII.  Hazardous Waste Management
Chapter 260. Definitions and Requests for Determination
Chapter 261. Criteria, Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste
Chapter 262. Generators of Hazardous Waste
Chapter 263. Transporters of Hazardous Waste
Chapter 264. New and Existing Hazardous Waste Management Facilities Applying for a Permit
Chapter 265. Interim Status Standards for Hazardous Waste Management Facilities and Permit Program for New and Existing Hazardous Waste Management Facilities
Chapter 266. Special Standards for the Management of Certain Hazardous Waste Activities
Chapter 267. Financial Responsibility Requirements for Hazardous Waste Storage, Treatment and Disposal Facilities
Chapter 269. Siting
Chapter 270. Permit Program
Article VIII.  Municipal Waste
Chapter 271. Municipal Waste Management--General Provisions
Chapter 272. Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction
Chapter 273. Municipal Waste Landfills
Chapter 275. Land Application of Sewage Sludge
Chapter 277. Construction/Demolition Waste Landfills
Chapter 279. Transfer Facilities
Chapter 281. Composting Facilities
Chapter 283. Resource Recovery and Other Processing Facilities
Chapter 285. Storage, Collection and Transportation of Municipal Waste
Article IX.  Residual Waste
Chapter 287. Residual Waste Management--General Provisions
Chapter 288. Residual Waste Landfills
Chapter 289. Residual Waste Disposal Impoundments
Chapter 291. Land Application of Residual Waste
Chapter 293. Transfer Facilities for Residual Waste
Chapter 295. Composting Facilities for Residual Waste
Chapter 297. Incinerators and Other Processing Facilities
Chapter 299. Storage and Transportation of Residual Waste
Chapter 301. General Provisions
Chapter 303. Certification of Operators
Chapter 305. Plant Requirements

   For additional information, contact Sharon Freeman, DEP Regulatory Coordinator, P. O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063; telephone (717) 783-1303; or e-mail


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-52. Filed for public inspection January 8, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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