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25 Pa. Code § 78.66. Reporting releases.

§ 78.66. Reporting releases.

 (a)  A release of a substance causing or threatening pollution of the waters of this Commonwealth, shall comply with the reporting and corrective action requirements of §  91.33 (relating to incidents causing or threatening pollution).

 (b)  If a reportable release of brine on or into the ground occurs at the well site, the owner or operator shall notify the appropriate regional office of the Department as soon as practicable, but no later than 2 hours after detecting or discovering the release.

 (c)  The notice required by subsection (b) shall be by telephone and describe:

   (1)  The name, address and telephone number of the company and person reporting the incident.

   (2)  The date and time of the incident or when it was detected.

   (3)  The location and cause of the incident.

   (4)  The quantity of the brine released.

   (5)  Available information concerning the contamination of surface water, groundwater or soil.

   (6)  Remedial actions planned, initiated or completed.

 (d)  If, because of an accident, an amount of brine less than the reportable amount as described in §  78.1 (relating to definitions), spills, leaks or escapes, that incident does not have to be reported.

 (e)  Upon the occurrence of any release, the owner or operator shall take necessary corrective actions to:

   (1)  Prevent the substance from reaching the waters of this Commonwealth.

   (2)  Recover or remove the substance which was released.

   (3)  Dispose of the substance in accordance with this subchapter or as approved by the Department.


   The provisions of this §  78.66 adopted March 30, 2001, effective March 31, 2001, 31 Pa.B. 1736.

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