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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-2187


Availability of Technical Guidance

[31 Pa.B. 6746]

   Technical guidance documents are on DEP's website ( at the Public Participation Center page. The ''July 2001 Inventory'' heading is the Governor's list of nonregulatory guidance 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 nonregulatory documents, as necessary, throughout 2001.

Ordering Paper Copies of DEP Technical Guidance

   DEP encourages the use of the Internet to view guidance documents. When this option is not available, 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. Check with the appropriate bureau for more information about the availability of a particular document as a publication.

Changes to Technical Guidance Documents

   Following 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 Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 385-2000-012 Title: Pennsylvania's Phase II NPDES Stormwater Permitting Strategy, Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems-Industrial Stormwater Discharges Description: This strategy is written to provide for an effective and efficient NPDES permitting program for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer systems and Industrial Stormwater Discharges under Phase II of the Federal Clean Water Act NPDES stormwater regulations. It will work to protect water quality and public health and safety through the permitting and control of stormwater discharges. This document provides the Department's permitting strategy and major program direction for implementation of Phase II of the NPDES stormwater permitting program related to Municipal Separate Storm Sewers and Industrial Stormwater Discharges. This strategy is not applicable to NPDES permits regarding stormwater discharges associated with construction activities. Anticipated Effective Date: June 1, 2002 Sixty-Day Comment Period Ends: February 7, 2002 Contact: R.B. Patel at (717) 787-8184 or email to


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-2187. Filed for public inspection December 7, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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