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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-1461


Availability of Technical Guidance

[30 Pa.B. 4471]

   Technical Guidance Documents are on DEP's World Wide Web site ( at the Public Participation Center. The ''July 2000 Inventory'' heading is the Governor's List of Non-regulatory Documents. 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 2000.

Downloading/Ordering Paper Copies of DEP Technical Guidance

   Persons can download all guidance documents from our website at We strongly encourage utilizing Internet access for viewing documents whenever possible. If you do not have access to the Internet, copies of the latest Inventory or an unbound paper copy of any of the final documents listed on the Inventory can be ordered 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 Technical 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 are listed with each document. Persons who have questions or comments in general should call Joe Sieber at (717) 783-8727.

Final Guidance

   DEP ID: 562-2000-101 Title: Environmental Good Samaritan Projects Description: This guidance defines a process for approving voluntary reclamation and abatement projects and identifying landowners and participants for the immunities from civil liability provided by the Environmental Good Samaritan Act of 1999. Effective Date: September 5, 2000 Contact: Evan Shuster at (717) 787-4924

   DEP ID: 563-2504-101 Title: Procedures for Calculating Mine Subsidence Bonds Description: This guidance describes the procedures the Department will follow in calculating the required amounts of mine subsidence bonds. The procedures outlined in the guidance are designed to yield bond amounts that are consistent with the amount of damage expected from individual mining operations. The guidance pertains to mines permitted under the Bituminous Mine Subsidence and Land Conservation Act. Effective Date: August 26, 2000 Contact: Harold Miller at (717) 787-4924


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-1461. Filed for public inspection August 25, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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