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25 Pa. Code § 285.214. Transportation equipment cleaning areas and securing loads in vehicles.

§ 285.214. Transportation equipment cleaning areas and securing loads in vehicles.

 (a)  Transportation equipment cleaning areas shall meet the following requirements:

   (1)  Drainage from equipment cleaning areas shall be managed to prevent surface water pollution or groundwater pollution.

   (2)  Drainage shall be discharged to a sanitary sewer system or other treatment facility.

   (3)  The surface of the equipment cleaning area shall be constructed of impervious material that can be easily cleaned and is well drained.

   (4)  Windborne drift of steam or atomized water shall be controlled.

 (b)  Loads in vehicles shall be secured in the following manner:

   (1)  Load of loose garbage. Every load of loose nonbaled municipal waste being transported through or within this Commonwealth shall be transported in a vehicle with four solid sides and with a cover or top of a type to prevent any of the load from escaping. The cover or top shall remain tightly in place going to a disposal site. The load shall be no higher than the solid sides of the vehicle. It is imperative that municipal waste be removed from the vehicle at the disposal site to prevent scattering of litter on the highway during the return trip. A truck, trailer or semitrailer with an open body or stake body may not be used for these purposes. This subsection does not apply to vehicles engaged in the systematic collection of garbage or refuse and which are designed to be open in the rear for the loading of municipal waste.

   (2)  Load of baled garbage. Municipal waste in a tightly compacted and baled form being transported through or within this Commonwealth shall be securely fastened to the vehicle and covered over exposed areas with a canvas cover or cover of a comparable type which shall be securely attached to the under sides of the sides of the truck, trailer or semitrailer to prevent material from the bales from escaping. No part of a bale may be uncovered, except for inspection, during transportation within or through this Commonwealth until arrival at the disposal site.


   The provisions of this §  285.214 adopted April 8, 1988, effective April 9, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 1681; amended October 9, 1992, effective October 10, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 5105; amended December 22, 2000, effective December 23, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 6685. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (226426) and (239003).

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  284.501 (relating to scope); 25 Pa. Code §  285.201 (relating to scope); and 25 Pa. Code §  299.201 (relating to scope).

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