Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
GDForum ID: 499
Description of Proposed Guidance Document Changes
The Storage Tank Program Technical outlines and discusses procedures used by DEQ staff following the release of petroleum into the environment. Volume 6 provides guidance related to managing petroleum contaminated media at leaking storage tank sites. This volume replaces Chapter 6 of the Fourth Edition of the Storage Tank Program Technical Manual issued in 2011. The General VPDES Permit for Petroleum Contaminated Sites, Groundwater Remediation, and Hydrostatic Tests (a.k.a. the Petroleum Discharge General Permit) has been updated and re-issued since the effective date of the Fourth Edition of the Storage Tank Program Technical Manual. Information related to the Petroleum Discharge General Permit and managing discharges of petroleum contaminated water under this permit have been updated. The Storage Tank Program had not previously provided any information about the use of various chemical countermeasures following petroleum releases. Volume 6 now includes general guidance for the use of chemical countermeasures following a petroleum release. Options for managing petroleum contaminated soil have been expanded to include allowing emergency response contractors to temporarily store petroleum contaminated soil at their facilities as long as they are doing so in accordance with the solid and hazardous waste management regulations. Volume 6 has also been updated to incorporate procedures from DEQ’s guidance for the Management and Reuse of Contaminated Media.
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Guidance Document(s) for this Comment Forum
Document ID Document Title Current Document Proposed Document
LPR-SRR-2020-04 Storage Tank Program Technical Manual - Volume 6: Managing Petroleum Contaminated Media (January 2021 Edition) n/a pdf Proposed Document
Contact Information
James Barnett
OSRR - State Lead Program Manager
DEQ-Central Office, 1111 E. Main Street, Suite 140
P.O. Box 1105
The Virginia Register

Publication Date: 3/1/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 14
The public comment period began upon publication and lasted for 30 days. It ended on 3/31/2021.
There were no comments
Effective Date:  4/1/2021   
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