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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-1186



Acceptance of Rulemaking Petition for Study

[31 Pa.B. 3490]

   At its June 19, 2001, meeting, the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) accepted a rulemaking petition for study under 25 Pa. Code Chapter 23 (relating to Environmental Quality Board policy for processing petitions--statement of policy).

   The petition was submitted by Mr. and Mrs. Radu Gherghel of Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, and requests adoption of regulations governing recreational shooting activities at gun clubs to address land and water contamination resulting from lead shot and clay pigeons. The petitioners propose that the EQB adopt regulations that address:

   *  Limits in soil and water for toxic metals generated by shot and solvents resulting from clay pigeons;

   *  Requirements for the cleanup of contaminated sites (shooting ranges); and

   *  Active contamination monitoring of gun clubs (shooting ranges), such as sampling and cleanup requirements.

   Under 25 Pa. Code § 23.6(1) (relating to notice of acceptance and Department report), the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will evaluate the petition further and report to the EQB within 60 days on whether to approve the action requested in the petition. If a regulatory change is recommended, the report will specify an anticipated date for development of a proposed rulemaking.

   Copies of the petition are available from the Environmental Quality Board, P. O. Box 8477, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8477, (717) 787-4526, and on DEP's website at


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-1186. Filed for public inspection June 29, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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