Friday, November 18, 2016

DEP Publishes Final Land Recycling Program Vapor Intrusion Technical Guidance

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice of final technical guidance on Land Recycling Program Vapor Intrusion Into Buildings From Groundwater and Soil under Act 2 in the November 19 PA Bulletin.  (DEP ID: 261-0300-101)
The Land Recycling Program Vapor Intrusion (VI) Guidance has been substantially revised to update scientific deficiencies of the current guidance. Screening values and the way they are calculated have been updated and there are multiple clarifications that have been made to language, definitions and procedures.
Revising the guidance helps avoid confusion for remediators and regional office staff about how to address the vapor intrusion pathway under the Statewide health standard and the site-specific standard.
The Department solicited comments on the draft VI guidance for 30 days, beginning on July 25, 2015. During the comment period, 97 comments were received from 8 different organizations.
Click Here for a copy of the final guidance and the comment and response document.
Questions about this technical guidance document should be directed to Carolyn Fair, Land Recycling Program, by calling 717-425-7514 or send email to:
The guidance will be effective January 18, 2017.

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