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Attention PA-AWWA Member Utilities: Utilizing Published Data in Performing a Background Demonstration and Equivalent Site Evaluation for Naturally Occurring Vanadium

NOTICES

DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Availability of Technical Guidance

[52 Pa.B. 1321]
[Saturday, February 26, 2022]

 Technical guidance documents (TGD) are available on the Department of Environmental Protection’s (Department) web site at www.depgreenport.state.pa.us/elibrary/. The ”Technical Guidance Final Documents” heading is the link to a menu of the various Department bureaus where each bureau’s final TGDs are posted. The ”Technical Guidance Draft Documents” heading is the link to the Department’s draft TGDs.

Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance

 The Department encourages the use of the Internet to view and download TGDs. When this option is not available, persons can order a paper copy of any of the Department’s draft or final TGDs by contacting the Department at (717) 783-8727.

 In addition, bound copies of some of the Department’s documents are available as Department publications. Check with the appropriate bureau for more information about the availability of a particular document as a publication.

Changes to TGDs

 Following is the current list of recent changes. Persons who have questions or comments about a particular document should contact the person whose name and phone number are listed with each document.

Interim Final TGD: New Guidance

DEP ID: 258-2182-774. Title: Utilizing Published Data in Performing a Background Demonstration and Equivalent Site Evaluation for Naturally Occurring Vanadium. Description: The current clean fill concentration limit for vanadium established by the Department’s Management of Fill Policy, Document # 258-2182-773, is below what is typically found in naturally occurring soils in this Commonwealth and surrounding states. The purpose of this interim final technical guidance document is to identify data that represents background vanadium concentrations in soil and use the statistical method suggested by the Management of Fill Policy to develop regional background concentrations to be used in making fill determinations. Use of the established regional background concentration can satisfy the procedures for collecting additional samples and data in performing a background determination and equivalent site evaluation outlined in the Management of Fill Policy.

Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this interim final TGD through Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the commentator’s name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department’s online eComment for Policies at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment or by e-mail to ecomment@pa.gov. Written comments can be mailed to the Technical Guidance Coordinator, Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063.

Contact: Questions regarding this TGD can be directed to Kevin Beer at kbeer@pa.gov or (717) 787-6052.

Effective Date: February 26, 2022

PATRICK McDONNELL,
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 22-320. Filed for public inspection February 25, 2022, 9:00 a.m.]

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