On November 2, 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection published final notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin announcing its long-awaited Management of Fill Policy. The new Management of Fill Policy can be accessed here.

The policy is a comprehensive overhaul of the existing version of the policy that has been in effect since 2004. It will take effect on January 1, 2020. APC’s Risk Allocation Committee has been working with PennDOT throughout the process to develop a practical solution to the issue. APC’s RAC representatives met Tuesday with Department and Turnpike personnel. Discussions regarding the need for testing if bid documents preclude testing are ongoing.