The PA DEP’s Land Recycling Program implements standards for the cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination from releases of various toxic and carcinogenic chemicals. Existing regulation requires that every three years DEP evaluate its standards to consider new scientific information and propose changes as necessary to the Medium-Specific Concentrations (MSCs) that are a part of the Statewide health standards.
This month’s update to 25 Pa. Code Chapter 250 regulates the statewide health cleanup standard, corrects errors and omissions, and clarifies certain established program policies. The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) approved the final action June 30, 2016, and the new standards are anticipated to be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on Saturday August 27, 2016.
The final rulemaking was reviewed and approved by the Environmental Quality Board (EQB), the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC), and the Office of the Attorney General. The regulation will be effective upon publication. Major revisions to the rulemaking include:
1. Updating the statewide health Medium-Specific Concentrations (MSCs). (read full article here…)
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