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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 21-88



Availability of Technical Guidance

[51 Pa.B. 390]
[Saturday, January 16, 2021]

 Technical guidance documents (TGD) are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at 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 the document.

Final Technical Guidance; Minor Revision

DEP ID: 258-2182-773. Title: Management of Fill Policy. Description: A person placing solid waste onto the ground is generally required to obtain a permit under the Solid Waste Management Act (SWMA) (35 P.S. §§ 6018.101—6018.1003). A person is not required to obtain a permit under the SWMA if the person can demonstrate that the material qualifies as clean fill in accordance with the municipal and residual waste regulations, 25 Pa. Code §§ 271.101(b)(3) and 287.101(b)(6) (relating to permit requirement; and general requirements for permit). The Management of Fill Policy defines the universe of materials that qualify as ''fill'' and provides the Department's procedures for determining whether fill is ''clean fill,'' as defined in the municipal and residual waste regulations in 25 Pa. Code §§ 271.1 and 287.1 (relating to definitions), respectively, or ''regulated fill,'' as defined in the policy.

 The Department has made minor wording changes to pertinent portions of the Management of Fill Policy relating to the procedures for using fill that contains a concentration of total Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) greater than 2 parts per million (ppm) that may be subject to regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C.A. §§ 2601—2697) and 40 CFR Part 761 (relating to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) manufacturing, processing, distribution in commerce, and use prohibitions), which is administered and implemented by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The revised policy recommends that users of fill containing a concentration of total PCBs greater than 2 ppm contact the EPA's Region 3 office to determine whether fill can be used and obtain information relating to applicable procedures for collecting and analyzing samples.

Contact: Questions regarding this TGD can be directed to Ali Tarquino Morris at or (717) 787-7381. Use ''Management of Fill Policy'' as the subject line in written communication.

Effective Date: January 16, 2021


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-88. Filed for public inspection January 15, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]

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