Reposted from Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists (PCPG) – regarding the publication of the Chapter 250 (Administration of the Land Recycling Program) rulemaking released to the public August 24.
On August 27, 2016, revisions to the regulations found at 25 Pa. Code Chapter 250, Administration of the Land Recycling Program (Act 2 cleanup standards), become effective. Revisions include documentation of public notices that are required to be submitted with Act 2 reports, the ability of DEP to waive Act 2 report fees for resubmission of reports due to minor deficiencies, changes to how EPA drinking water health advisories are incorporated as Statewide health standard Medium-Specific Concentrations (MSCs), and changes to the MSCs. In addition, DEP will be publishing revisions to the Underground Storage Tank (UST) and Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) closure documents to incorporate the new Chapter 250 MSC revisions into tank closure assessment protocols.
The markup of the revisions that will be effective are available at:
The new regulations will be available at:
The revised AST and UST guidance documents will be available on DEP’s website at: http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us/dsweb/View/Collection-11154
Any reports that DEP has received prior to August 27, 2016, will be reviewed based on the prior regulations in effect. This includes reports that were received by August 27, 2016, that contained minor technical deficiencies that are resolved by the remediator within 60 days. Any reports, including reports that were previously disapproved and are being resubmitted, that are received after August 27, 2016, will need to comply with the new regulations. However, where Site Characterization Reports, Remedial Investigation Reports, Remedial Action Plans, or Cleanup Plans were approved prior to the effective date of the new MSCs, DEP will not require those reports to be changed to incorporate the new MSCs.