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Time-Frame for Implementation of Use Of Target Compound List/Target Analyte List (TCL/TAL) Analytical Parameters
(Version 1.0, May 10, 2010)

As part of the November 4, 2009 specially adopted rules, the Department deleted the option to analyze samples for the priority pollutant list of parameters (“PP+40”) from the Technical Requirements for Site Remediation (Tech Regs), specifically at N.J.A.C. 7:26E-2.1(c) and N.J.A.C. 7:26E Table 2-1.  Instead, the person responsible for conducting the remediation is required to analyze samples for the USEPA target compound list/target analyte list (TCL/TAL).  As with all other parts of the specially adopted rule, these changes became effective on November 4, 2009 (see 41 NJR 4467a).

Subsequent to publication of the specially adopted rule, the Department realized that several references to the priority pollutant list of parameters remained in the Tech Regs.  These references were deleted as part of a Notice of Administrative Corrections that was published in the April 19, 2010 New Jersey Register (see 42 NJR 778a).  Similar to the specially adopted rules, the changes noted in this Notice of Administrative Corrections became effective immediately upon publication.

The Department is implementing the following policy in order to ensure that the correct analytical parameters are reported for all samples:

Any samples collected pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:26E after June 1, 2010 are to be analyzed for the USEPA target compound list/target analyte list (TCL/TAL) of parameters.  TCL/TAL parameters are as defined in the Tech Regs, N.J.A.C. 7:26E-1.8:

"Target compound list plus 30" or "TCL + 30" means the list of organic compounds designated for analysis (TCL) as contained in the version of the EPA "Contract Laboratory Program Statement of Work for Organics Analysis, Multi-Media, Multi-Concentration" in effect as of the date on which the laboratory is performing the analysis, and up to 30 non-targeted organic compounds (plus 30) as detected by gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy (GC/MS) analysis.  For the purposes of this chapter, a Target Compound List + 30 scan means the analysis of a sample for Target Compound List compounds and up to 10 non-targeted volatile organic compounds and up to 20 non-targeted semivolatile organic compounds using GC/MS analytical methods.  Non-targeted compound criteria shall be pursuant to the version of the EPA "Contract Laboratory Program Statement of Work for Organics Analysis, Multi-Media, Multi-Concentration" in effect as of the date on which the laboratory is performing the analysis.

"Target analyte list" or "TAL" means the list of inorganic compounds/elements designated for analysis as contained in the version of the EPA Contract Laboratory Program Statement of Work for Inorganics Analysis, Multi-Media, Multi-Concentration in effect as of the date on which the laboratory is performing the analysis.  For the purpose of this chapter, a Target Analyte List scan means the analysis of a sample for Target Analyte List compounds/elements.

The Department will consider site-specific scenarios on a case-by-case basis for continued use of the priority pollutant analyte list until May 2012.  After May 2012, the Department will only accept documents based on use of the TCL/TAL parameter list.

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