§ 252.3. Scope.

 (a)  Environmental statutes. This chapter applies to facilities that test or analyze environmental samples in the matrices listed in subsection (b) for the purpose of complying with the following environmental statutes:

   (1)  The Oil and Gas Act (58 P. S. § §  601.101—601.605).

   (2)  The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. § §  691.1—691.1001).

   (3)  The Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (35 P. S. § §  6020.101—6020.1305).

   (4)  The Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (35 P. S. § §  6026.101—6026.908).

   (5)  The Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act (35 P. S. § §  721.1—721.17).

   (6)  The Solid Waste Management Act (35 P. S. § §  6018.101—6018.1003).

   (7)  The Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act (35 P. S. § §  6021.101—6021.2104).

   (8)  The Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Mine Act (52 P. S. § §  701-101—701-706).

   (9)  The Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (52 P. S. § §  1396.1—1396.31).

   (10)  The Coal Refuse Disposal Control Act (52 P. S. § §  30.51—30.206).

   (11)  The Bituminous Mine Subsidence and Land Conservation Act (52 P. S. § §  1406.1—1406.21).

   (12)  The Noncoal Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (52 P. S. § §  3001—3326).

 (b)  Matrix. The following matrices are included:

   (1)  Drinking water.

   (2)  Nonpotable water.

   (3)  Solid and chemical materials.

 (c)  Exclusions. The following testing and analysis is specifically excluded from the requirements of this chapter:

   (1)  Corrosion protection system testing or testing of a storage tank system for tightness or structural soundness under Chapter 245 (relating to the administration of the storage tank and spill prevention program).

   (2)  Routine release detection monitoring under § §  245.442—245.445, 245.543 and 245.613.

   (3)  Analyses to determine the acceptability of soils for protective, daily, intermediate and final cover material, subbase, clay liner, clay cap, attenuating soil base and liner system construction material under Chapters 260a, 261a, 262a, 263a, 264a, 265a, 266a, 266b, 268a, 269a and 270a (relating to hazardous waste), Chapters 271—273, 275, 277, 279, 281 and 283—285 (relating to municipal waste) and Chapters 287—289, 291, 293, 295 and 297—299 (relating to residual waste).

   (4)  Testing or analysis of the physical, chemical, mechanical and thermal properties of liners, liner systems, leachate detection zones and barriers under Chapters 260a, 261a, 262a, 263a, 264a, 265a, 266a, 266b, 268a, 269a, 270a, 271—273, 275, 277, 279, 281, 283—285, 287—289, 291, 293, 295 and 297—299.

Cross References

   This section cited in 25 Pa. Code §  252.4 (relating to general requirements); and 25 Pa. Code §  252.201 (relating to application and supporting documents).



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