Friday, October 29, 2021

DEP Invites Comments On How To Calculate Medium-Specific Standards For Lead In Land Recycling Program Cleanups

The Department of Environmental Protection published a
notice in the October 30 PA Bulletin inviting comments on how to calculate medium-specific standards for lead in Land Recycling Program Cleanups.

DEP had previously included a calculation model in a proposed Chapter 250 regulation published in February 2020, but in response to public comments, has decided to address the issue in this separate rule making.

DEP is specifically interested in--

-- Scientific information regarding using the proposed updated models in calculating the residential and non-residential direct contact numeric soil values for lead. Scientifically supported reasoning in support or opposition to the use of these models should be provided including information relating to the financial and economic impacts of these updates.

-- Scientific information regarding the use of the most scientifically appropriate target blood lead level and other model input parameters for calculating the residential and nonresidential direct contact numeric soil values for lead. Information on the use of the models' default input parameters versus the use of other specific input parameters should be included.

-- Scientific information regarding the use of the average lead concentration as an additional option for the attainment demonstration of the Statewide health standard for sites with soil lead contamination. These models discuss the use of average concentrations as input values for site-specific evaluations. Information on the application of averages in the models as well as the use of averages to demonstrate attainment should be included.

The deadline for submitting information to DEP is January 28.  Click Here to submit comments online or send them by email to:

Read the entire PA Bulletin notice for more information.

Questions should be directed to Troy Conrad or 717-783-9480.


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[Posted: October 29, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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