Update to PA Act 2 Regulations Expected in the First Half of 2016

January 25, 2016
Michael M. Meloy, Esq.
MGKF Special Alert - Forecast 2016

Proposed changes to the regulations implementing the Pennsylvania Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (Act 2) were issued for public comment on May 17, 2014.  The proposed regulations include numerous changes to the numeric cleanup standards for soils and groundwater under the statewide health standard.  The proposed regulations also include important revisions regarding the public notice process associated with the submission of plans and reports to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.  The comment period regarding the proposed regulations has closed and the proposed regulations are expected to be finalized in the first half of 2016.  The new regulations, particular the changes to cleanup standards, are likely to have important consequences for remediation and brownfields projects.