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Beneficial Use State Program Locator

Pennsylvania

General
This state resource locator contains information on the beneficial use of industrial byproducts for the state of Pennsylvania. Also included are EPA and private industry resources.

Pennsylvania Beneficial Use Policy
The residual waste program regulates the generation, storage, transportation, processing, beneficial use, composting, and disposal of residual waste (nonhazardous industrial waste). The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issues general permits for residual waste processing and/or beneficial use on a regional or statewide basis. Once a general permit exists, beneficial reuse is self-implementing. A facility interested in the beneficial reuse of a particular waste is not required to obtain an individual permit. Instead, the facility must apply for coverage under an existing general permit through a determination of applicability and be able to demonstrate compliance with all applicable requirements in the general permit.

Applicable Pennsylvania Agency/Division

Regulations

Pennsylvania Definition of Beneficial Use
Use or reuse of residual waste or residual material derived from residual waste for commercial, industrial or governmental purposes, if the use does not harm or threaten public health, safety, welfare or the environment, or the use or reuse of processed municipal waste for any purpose, if the use does not harm or threaten public health, safety, welfare or the environment.

More Pennsylvania Information

Construction and Demolition State Waste Resource Locator. Use this tool to locate regulatory information and other compliance assistance and P2 resources.
Solid Waste Locator. The solid waste resource locator contains links to regulatory agencies and rules covering solid waste topics.
Residual Waste Program Develops technical guidance, general permits, forms and publications to encourage the environmentally sound beneficial use of municipal and residual wastes
Beneficial Use, Overview of Regulatory Requirements
Permits and Forms for Beneficial Use
Waste Tire Program
List of General Permits for Construction and Demolition Waste .

Additional Information

  • The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) 2006 Beneficial Use Survey Report (11/2007). ASTSWMO's Solid Waste Subcommittee established the Beneficial Use Task Force (Task Force) to study how States are managing requests to use non-hazardous, industrial solid wastes rather than dispose of them in landfills. The Task Force's primary goal is to collect and share information that will assist States and Territories in developing or improving programs and processes to handle these requests.
  • Associated General Contractors of America Environmental Services. AGC provides environmental information, networking opportunities and effective advocacy for construction professionals. AGC publishes on-point articles and fact sheets on key environmental actions, deadlines, requirements and initiatives that may impact the construction industry. AGC organizes an annual Contractors Environmental Conference and holds educational webinars on hot topics. In addition, AGC regularly disseminates environmental news via social media on Twitter (@AGCEnvironment). AGC sponsors and contributes to the Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center, which is the association's "go-to" resource on federal and state environmental requirements that affect construction activities. AGC advocates on behalf of its members in the regulatory and legislative arenas. AGC invites its members to join its Environmental Forum to stay informed, connect and take action on critical issues.
  • U.S. EPA Industrial Materials Recycling Program. EPA provides information on the environmentally protective recycling and beneficial use of industrial materials.
  • Northeast Waste Management Officials Beneficial Use Determination Database. A password-protected tool for state environmental regulators, this national database contains a compilation of approved state beneficial use determinations (BUDs).
  • Industrial Resources Council. The Industrial Resources Council's website is an information portal to help project designers, engineers, landscapers and other professionals achieve sustainability goals. Information is provided for the following wastes types: coal combustion products, foundry sands and slags, iron and steel slag, C&D materials, scrape tires, and pulp and paper industry materials.
  • Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA). CMRA promotes the safe and economically feasible recycling of the more than 325 million tons of recoverable construction and demolition (C&D) materials that are generated in the United States annually. Use their locator tool to find a recycler in your state.

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