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Transportation Exemptions

The Act 90 Authorization requirements do not apply to the following:
  1. The transportation of material used as clean fill.
  2. Onsite transportation of municipal or residual waste to a captive facility.
  3. The transportation of municipal or residual waste to a facility that is authorized under an individual or general permit for processing for beneficial use.
  4. Motor carrier vehicles having a registered gross vehicle weight of 17,000 pounds or less.
  5. Waste trailers having a registered gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or less.
  6. Motor carrier vehicles and waste trailers not regularly used in transporting municipal or residual waste to a processing or disposal facility in this Commonwealth. A motor carrier vehicle or waste trailer is regularly used if the transportation of municipal or residual waste is being done for commercial purposes or in furtherance of a business. Publicly owned motor carrier vehicles and waste trailers are regularly used if the transportation is being done for the collection and transportation of municipal or residual waste.
  7. Motor carrier vehicles currently registered by the Department under §285.225 (relating to transportation of residential septage), provided that no other municipal or residual waste is intermixed, contained in, or otherwise included with the residential septage or transported in lieu of residential septage.
  8. Motor carrier vehicles licensed to transport regulated medical and chemotherapeutic waste, provided that no other municipal or residual waste is intermixed, contained in, or otherwise included with the regulated medical and chemotherapeutic waste or transported in lieu of regulated medical and chemotherapeutic waste.
  9. Motor carrier vehicles licensed to transport hazardous waste, provided that no other municipal or residual waste is intermixed, contained in, or otherwise included with the hazardous waste or transported in lieu of hazardous waste.
  10. Motor carrier vehicles authorized to transport waste tires, provided that no other municipal or residual waste is intermixed, contained in, or otherwise included with the waste tires or transported in lieu of waste tires.
  11. Motor carrier vehicles operated by charities in the furtherance of charitable, not-for-profit activities.
  12. Publicly owned motor carrier vehicles when transporting municipal or residual waste resulting from annual cleanups that are not used for waste management services separate from the annual collection.
  13. New demonstration waste transportation vehicles when transporting municipal or residual waste for the sole purpose of retailing or demonstrating these vehicles to allow prospective purchasers to drive and operate these vehicles as a means of demonstrating their effectiveness and capabilities.
  14. Motor carrier vehicles when transporting municipal or residual waste to an exempted facility as provided in this section.