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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-102


2000 Sunset Review Schedule

[30 Pa.B. 342]

   This schedule lists the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) regulations, by chapter, that are anticipated to be reviewed in 2000. The sunset schedule is published annually and includes Title 25 Pennsylvania Code chapters that the Department plans to review. Review includes determining whether the regulations effectively fulfill the goals for which they were intended and remains consistent with the following principles contained in Executive Order 1996-1 (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 are anticipated to be reviewed by the Department in 2000. 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 web site at (under 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 78.    Oil and Gas Wells

         Chapter 83.    State Conservation Commission

         Chapter 88.    Anthracite Coal

         Chapter 90.    Coal Refuse Disposal

      Article II.  Water Resources

         Chapter 92.    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

         Chapter 93.    Water Quality Standards

         Chapter 95.    Wastewater Treatment Requirements

         Chapter 97.    Industrial Wastes

         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

         Chapter 123.  Standards for Contaminants

         Chapter 127.  Construction, Modification, Reactivation and Operation of Sources

         Chapter 129.  Standards for Sources

   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 218.  Fees

         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 240.  Radon Certification

      Article VI.  General Health and Safety

         Chapter 245.  Administration of the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Program

         Chapter 250.  Administration of the Land Recycling Program

      Article VII.  Hazardous Waste Management

         Chapter 260a.  Hazardous Waste Management System: General

         Chapter 261a.  Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste

         Chapter 262a.  Standards Applicable to Generators of Hazardous Waste

         Chapter 263a.  Transporters of Hazardous Waste

         Chapter 264a.  Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities

         Chapter 265a.  Interim Status Standards for Owners and Operators of Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities

         Chapter 266a.  Management of Specific Hazardous Wastes and Specific Types of Hazardous Waste Management Facilities

         Chapter 266b.  Universal Waste Management

         Chapter 268a.  Land Disposal Restrictions

         Chapter 269a.  Siting

         Chapter 270a.  Hazardous Waste 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 Management

         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, (717) 783-1303, or E-mail


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-102. Filed for public inspection January 14, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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