Pennsylvania Code & Bulletin

• No statutes or acts will be found at this website.

The Pennsylvania Bulletin website includes the following: Rulemakings by State agencies; Proposed Rulemakings by State agencies; State agency notices; the Governor’s Proclamations and Executive Orders; Actions by the General Assembly; and Statewide and local court rules.

PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 20-722



Notice of Comments Issued

[50 Pa.B. 2799]
[Saturday, May 30, 2020]

 Section 5(g) of the Regulatory Review Act (71 P.S. § 745.5(g)) provides that the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (Commission) may issue comments within 30 days of the close of the public comment period. The Commission comments are based upon the criteria contained in section 5.2 of the Regulatory Review Act (71 P.S. § 745.5b).

 The Commission has issued comments on the following proposed regulation. The agency must consider these comments in preparing the final-form regulation. The final-form regulation must be submitted within 2 years of the close of the public comment period or it will be deemed withdrawn.

Reg. No.  Agency/TitleClose of the Public  
Comment Period
54-101 Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
Cleaning of Malt or Brewed Beverage 
 Dispensing Systems
50 Pa.B. 1650 (March 21, 2020)
4/20/20 5/19/20

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board
Regulation # 54-101
(IRRC # 3255)

Cleaning of Malt or Brewed Beverage
Dispensing Systems

May 19, 2020

 We submit for your consideration the following comments on the proposed rulemaking published in the March 21, 2020 Pennsylvania Bulletin. Our comments are based on criteria in Section 5.2 of the Regulatory Review Act (RRA) (71 P.S. § 745.5b). Section 5.1(a) of the RRA (71 P.S. § 745.5a(a)) directs the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (Board) to respond to all comments received from us or any other source.

1. Section 5.51. Cleaning of malt or brewed beverage dispensing systems.—Protection of the public health, safety and welfare.

 Subsection (c) changes the frequency of required cleaning of malt or brewed beverage dispensing systems from once every seven days to once every 14 days. While the PA State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement (Bureau), the agency responsible for enforcing the Board's regulations, supports the proposed change, the Bureau asks the Board to evaluate the public safety aspect and consider a more comprehensive change to the final regulation. The Bureau states that ''the timeframes between cleanings and the methodology used for such cleanings are important. . . .'' The Bureau cites examples of the need to disassemble and hand scrub certain parts and other specific cleanings that are recommended quarterly and semi-annually. Is there a need to provide specific cleaning requirements as a result of lengthening the timeframe for cleaning a dispensing system? We ask the Board to explain how the timeframes and cleaning requirements in the final regulation adequately protect the public health, safety and welfare.

2. Miscellaneous clarity.

 The Board states in response to Regulatory Analysis Form (RAF) Question # 19, regarding costs and/or savings to the regulated community, that dollar estimates are not available. However, the Board provides an estimate of the costs and savings of the regulation in response to RAF Question # 23. We ask the Board to update its response to RAF Question # 19 in the final regulation.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-722. Filed for public inspection May 29, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]

No part of the information on this site may be reproduced for profit or sold for profit.

This material has been drawn directly from the official Pennsylvania Bulletin full text database. Due to the limitations of HTML or differences in display capabilities of different browsers, this version may differ slightly from the official printed version.