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25 Pa. Code § 299.218. Wastes from accidents and spills.

§ 299.218. Wastes from accidents and spills.

 (a)  A person or municipality that generates or releases residual waste as a result of an accident, spill or emergency shall notify the Department prior to the disposal or processing of the waste. Processing or disposal shall be under §  287.103 (relating to emergency disposal or processing).

 (b)  The Department may immediately approve emergency storage or transportation methods necessary to prevent or mitigate harm to the public health, safety or the environment. Storage may be at the site of the emergency, at a permitted processing or disposal facility under §  299.117 (relating to emergency storage) or at a site approved by the Department.

 (c)  After a release or other emergency, the transporter shall decontaminate equipment used to handle residual waste, including storage containers, processing equipment, trucks and loaders, before returning the equipment to service. Contaminated wash water, waste solutions and residues generated from washing or decontaminating equipment are deemed to be a residual waste, and shall be collected and disposed or processed in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

 (d)  Compliance with this section does not relieve a person from criminal or civil liability, under the act, the environmental protection acts or this title.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  299.201 (relating to scope).

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