Updates to PA Land Recycling Program

On August 27, 2016, the PA Bulletin published an amendment to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (PADEP) Land Recycling Program (25 Pa. Code, Chapter 250), changing the administration of the Program.  Chapter 25 of the Pa. Code (The Land Recycling Program) was created to implement standards to clean up soil and/or groundwater contamination from releases of various toxic chemicals.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

The new amendments update the Medium-Specific Concentrations (MSCs) that are a part of the State-Wide Health Standards.  These updates provide clear information on the acceptable level of contamination at a site based on the intended use of the property, and provide a uniform endpoint to the remediation process.  Each site will have specific MSCs for each contaminated substance based on toxicological health risk:

1) specific constituents in groundwater at points of compliance,
2) specific constituents in soil, where there may be direct contact through ingestion or inhalation, and
3) specific constituents in soil that may leach into groundwater.

These amendments will help further promote the remediation and redevelopment of brownfield sites and bring these sites back to productive use for their communities.

To learn more about these regulations or to discuss your brownfield site, contact:

Chris Valligny, LSRP
Project Professional

Bernie Beegle, PG, CPG
Senior Project Professional