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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-357


Availability Of Technical Guidance

[29 Pa.B. 1272]

   Guidance Documents are on DEP's World Wide Web site ( at the Public Participation Center. The ''January 1999 Inventory'' heading is the Governor's List of Non-regulatory Documents. The ''Search the Inventory of Technical Guidance Documents'' heading is a database of the Inventory. The ''Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various DEP bureaus and from there to each bureau's final technical guidance documents. The ''Draft Technical Guidance'' heading is the link to DEP's draft technical guidance documents.

   DEP will continue to revise its documents, as necessary, throughout 1999.

Ordering Paper Copies Of DEP Guidance

   Persons can order a bound paper copy of the latest Inventory or an unbound paper copy of any of the final documents listed on the Inventory by calling DEP at (717) 783-8727.

   In addition, bound copies of some of DEP's documents are available as DEP publications. Please check with the appropriate bureau for more information about the availability of a particular document as a publication.

Changes To Guidance Documents

   Here is the current list of recent changes. Persons who have any questions or comments about a particular document should call the contact person whose name and phone number is listed with each document. Persons who have questions or comments in general should call Joe Sieber at (717) 783-8727.

Draft Guidance

   DEP ID: 274-3100-001 Title: Policy for Stage II Vapor Recovery Testing Requirements Description: This guidance identifies testing requirements to verify that the Stage II vapor recovery system is operating properly. Anticipated Effective Date: April 6, 1999 Comment by: April 5, 1999 Contact: Jon Harwick at (717) 772-3994

   DEP ID: 362-2192-002 Title: Guidance for the Storage of Biosolids Description: The purpose of this document is to establish a rational and reasonable basis for staff decisions which will promote quality, timely and consistent service to the public and the regulated community. Anticipated Effective Date: April 6, 1999 Comment by: April 5, 1999 Contact: Jay Africa at (717) 783-2941

Final Guidance--Substantive Revision

   DEP ID: 012-0900-001 Title: Policy for Development, Approval and Distribution of Guidance Description: The purpose of this guidance is 1) To establish standards for the content of technical guidance documents and create a uniform process for developing, approving and distributing these documents, and 2) To comply with the Governor's Executive Order 1996-1 regarding Regulatory Review and Promulgation as it relates to nonregulatory documents. Effective Date: February 26, 1999 Contact: Joe Sieber at (717) 783-1497

   DEP ID: 563-2112-222 Title: Coal Surface Mining--Oil and Gas Barriers Description: This guidance specifies procedures and guidelines for reviewing proposals for conducting coal surface mining within 125 feet (38.1 meters) of an oil or gas well. Effective Date: February 10, 1999 Contact: Evan Shuster at (717) 783-9888

Final Guidance

   DEP ID: 394-0300-001 Title: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Coastal Zone Management Plan, Guidance Document Description: This document describes the Pennsylvania Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Program, and provides guidance to all levels of government and the public to ensure that their activities affecting Pennsylvania's coastal zones will be undertaken in a manner consistent with the policies of the CZM Program. Effective Date: March 31, 1999 Contact: Lawrence J. Toth at (717) 787- 5259

   DEP ID: 563-2112-605 Title: Water Supply Replacement and Permitting Description: This guidance describes the process for, and technical factors to consider, when replacing a water supply that may be affected by surface coal mining activities. Effective Date: December 31, 1998 Contact: Evan Shuster at (717) 783-9888


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-357. Filed for public inspection March 5, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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