Availability of Technical Guidance
[50 Pa.B. 6061]
[Saturday, October 31, 2020]
Technical guidance documents (TGD) are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at www.depgreenport.state.pa.us/elibrary/. The ''Technical Guidance Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various Department bureaus where each bureau's final TGDs are posted. The ''Technical Guidance Draft Documents'' heading is the link to the Department's draft TGDs.
Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance
The Department encourages the use of the Internet to view and download TGDs. When this option is not available, persons can order a paper copy of any of the Department's draft or final TGDs by contacting the Department at (717) 783-8727.
In addition, bound copies of some of the Department's documents are available as Department publications. Check with the appropriate bureau for more information about the availability of a particular document as a publication.
Changes to TGDs
Following is the current list of recent changes. Persons who have questions or comments about a particular document should contact the person whose name and phone number are listed with each document.
Draft Technical Guidance; Substantive Revision
DEP ID: 563-0300-101 Title: Engineering Manual for Surface Mining Operations Description: This document provides guidance regarding engineering design methods and requirements for coal and noncoal surface mining permit applications. The Department has revised the guidance to reflect updates regarding the United States Environmental Protection Agency's requirements concerning National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System limits and Total Maximum Daily Load requirements and changes to 25 Pa. Code Chapter 93 (relating to water quality standards) requiring Non Discharge Alternatives in Special Protection Watersheds (High Quality and Exceptional Value). The information on passive treatment systems was also updated to reflect current methods and procedures for acid mine drainage treatment.
Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft TGD through Thursday, January 28, 2021. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. All comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the commenter's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments can be mailed to the Technical Guidance Coordinator, Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063.
Contact: Questions regarding this TGD can be directed to Gregory G. Shuler at email@example.com or (717) 783-1199.
Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-1494. Filed for public inspection October 30, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]
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