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Subchapter F. SPECIAL FORMS OF PERMITS


Sec.


270a.60.    Permits-by-rule.
270a.62.    Hazardous waste incinerator permits.
270a.64.    Interim permits for UIC wells.
270a.66.    Permits for boilers and industrial furnaces burning hazardous waste.

§ 270a.60. Permits-by-rule.

 (a)  Relative to the requirements incorporated by reference, the following are substituted for the introductory paragraph in 40 CFR 270.60 (relating to permits by rule):

   (1)  In addition to other provisions of this chapter, the activities listed in this section are deemed to have a hazardous waste management permit if the owner or operator gives prior notification to the Department on a form provided by the Department and the conditions listed are met.

 (b)  In addition to the requirements incorporated by reference, the following requirements apply:

   (1)  The owner or operator of an elementary neutralization unit or a wastewater treatment unit is deemed to have a permit-by-rule, if the owner or operator complies with the following requirements:

     (i)   The facility treats hazardous waste generated onsite.

     (ii)   The facility has an NPDES permit, if required, and complies with the conditions of that permit.

     (iii)   Section 264a.11 (relating to identification number and transporter license) and 40 CFR 264.11 (relating to identification number).

     (iv)   Chapter 264a, Subchapter D and 40 CFR Part 264 Subparts C and D (relating to preparedness and prevention; and contingency plan and emergency procedures).

     (v)   40 CFR Part 265, Subpart Q (relating to chemical, physical and biological treatment), except for 40 CFR 265.400 (relating to applicability).

     (vi)   For the purposes of this subsection, the owner or operator of an elementary neutralization unit or wastewater treatment unit permit-by-rule facility may treat wastes generated at other facilities operated or owned by the same generator, if the generator provides prior written notice to the Department and the wastes are shipped under a manifest in compliance with §  262a.20 and 40 CFR 262.20 (relating to general requirements; and general requirements).

     (vii)   The Department may, under special circumstances, approve on a case-by-case basis the receipt and treatment of wastes generated offsite by a different generator for treatment at a facility regulated under this subsection without the treatment of the wastes resulting in the loss of permit-by-rule status under this subsection.

   (2)  A generator that treats its own hazardous waste in containers, tanks or containment buildings is deemed to have a permit-by-rule, if the owner or operator complies with the following requirements:

     (i)   The facility is a captive facility and the only waste treated is generated onsite.

     (ii)   The notification requirements of 40 CFR 264.11 (relating to notification of hazardous waste activities) and the applicable requirements of 40 CFR Part 264, Subparts A—D, I, J and DD and Chapter 264a, Subchapters A, B, D, I, J and DD, except for §  264a.18 (relating to location standards).

     (iii)   The applicable requirements of 40 CFR 262.34 (relating to accumulation).

     (iv)   Except for the characteristic of ignitability, the hazardous waste is not being rendered nonhazardous by means of dilution.

     (v)   A generator may mix waste oil with a waste which is hazardous solely because it exhibits the toxicity characteristic for benzene, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead or ignitability, provided that the resultant mixture does not exhibit any characteristic of hazardous waste under 40 CFR Part 261, Subpart C (relating to characteristics of hazardous waste) incorporated by reference in §  260a.1 (relating to incorporation by reference, purpose, scope and applicability) and that the mixture is managed in accordance with Chapter 298, Subchapter C (relating to waste oil generators).

     (vi)   Treatment activities subject to requirements in addition to those specified in this section are not eligible to operate under this permit-by-rule.

   (3)  The owner or operator of a battery manufacturing facility reclaiming spent, lead-acid batteries is deemed to have a permit-by-rule for treatment prior to the reclamation of the spent, lead-acid batteries, if the owner or operator complies with the following requirements:

     (i)   The notification requirements of 40 CFR 264.11.

     (ii)   The applicable requirements of 40 CFR Part 264, Subparts A—E, I—L and DD and Chapter 264a, Subchapters A, B, D, E, I—L and DD, except for §  264a.18.

   (4)  The owner or operator of a facility that reclaims hazardous waste onsite, at the site where it is generated is deemed to have a permit-by-rule for treatment prior to the reclamation, if the owner or operator complies with the following requirements:

     (i)   The notification requirements of 40 CFR 264.11.

     (ii)   The applicable requirements of Chapter 262a and Chapter 264a, Subchapters A, B, D, E, I, J and DD, except for §  264a.18, and 40 CFR Parts 262 and 264, Subparts A—E and I, J and DD.

     (iii)   For the purposes of this subsection, onsite reclamation includes reclamation of materials generated at other facilities operated or owned by the same generator, if the generator provides prior written notice to the Department and the wastes are shipped under a manifest in compliance with §  262a.20 (relating to general requirements) and 40 CFR Part 262.20 (relating to general requirements).

     (iv)   The Department may, under special circumstances, approve on a case-by-case basis the receipt and reclamation of wastes generated offsite by a different generator for reclamation at a facility regulated under this subsection without the reclamation of the wastes resulting in the loss of onsite reclamation status under this subsection.

   (5)  The owner or operator of a facility that treats recyclable materials to make the materials suitable for reclamation of economically significant amounts of the precious metals identified in 40 CFR Part 266, Subpart F (relating to recyclable materials utilized for precious metal recovery) is deemed to have a permit-by-rule if the owner or operator complies with the following:

     (i)   The notification requirements of 40 CFR 264.11 (relating to identification number).

     (ii)   The applicable requirements of Chapter 264a, Subchapters A, B, D, E, I, J and DD, except for §  264a.18, and 40 CFR Part 264, Subparts A—D, I, J and DD.

 (c)  In addition to the requirements incorporated by reference:

   (1)  With respect to any permit-by-rule facility under subsection (b)(3)—(6), the Department may, upon written application from a person subject to these paragraphs, grant a variance from one or more specific provision of those paragraphs in accordance with this subsection.

   (2)  In granting a variance, the Department may impose specific conditions reasonably necessary to assure that the subject activity results in a level of protection of the environment and public health equivalent to that which would have resulted from compliance with the suspended provisions. Any variance granted under this section will be at least as stringent as the requirements of section 3010 of the RCRA (42 U.S.C.A. §  6930) and regulations adopted thereunder.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  270a.60 amended under sections 105, 402 and 501 of the Solid Waste Management Act (35 P. S. § §  6018.105, 6018.402 and 6018.501); sections 303 and 305(e)(2) of the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (35 P. S. § §  6020.303 and 6020.305(e)(2)); section 5, 402 and 501 of The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. § §  691.5, 691.402 and 691.501); and section 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § §  510-20).

Source

   The provisions of this §  270a.60 amended June 1, 2001, effective June 2, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 2873; amended December 13, 2002, effective December 14, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 6102; amended January 9, 2009, effective January 10, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 201. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (294541) to (294544).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  264a.1 (relating to incorporation by reference, purpose, scope and reference); 25 Pa. Code §  265a.1 (relating to incorporation by reference, purpose, scope and applicability); 25 Pa. Code §  266a.70 (relating to applicability and requirements); 25 Pa. Code §  266a.80 (relating to applicability and requirements); and 25 Pa. Code §  270a.1 (relating to incorporation by reference, scope and applicability).

§ 270a.62. Hazardous waste incinerator permits.

 Instead of the notification required by 40 CFR 124.10 (relating to public notice of permit actions and public comment period), the Department sends notice to all persons listed in §  270a.80 (d)(1) (relating to public notice and comment requirements).

Source

   The provisions of this §  270a.62 amended December 13, 2002, effective December 14, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 6102. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (280200).

§ 270a.64. Interim permits for UIC wells.

 40 CFR 270.64 (relating to interim permits for UIC wells) is not incorporated by reference.

§ 270a.66. Permits for boilers and industrial furnaces burning hazardous waste.

 Instead of the notification required by 40 CFR 124.10 (relating to public notice of permit actions and public comment period), the Department sends notice to all persons listed in §  270a.80(d)(1) (relating to public notice and comment requirements).

Source

   The provisions of this §  270a.66 amended December 13, 2002, effective December 14, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 6102. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (255051).



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