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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 97-87


Availability of Technical Guidance

[27 Pa.B. 341]

Governor's Office List

   Once a year on the first Saturday in August, the Governor's Office publishes a list of the nonregulatory guidance documents of all State agencies in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The first publication of this list was in the August 3, 1996, edition of the Bulletin.

DEP's Technical Guidance Document Inventory

   DEP publishes a list of its technical guidance documents in its Technical Guidance Document Inventory twice a year. The most recent edition of the Inventory is the December 1996 edition. One version of the list of the documents contained in this edition is now available on DEP's World Wide Web site. DEP's Web address is To go to the location of the Inventory once on the DEP home page, persons should choose the Public Participation Center, scroll down to the ''Technical Guidance Document'' heading and (under this heading) click on ''Basic Inventory.''

   Paper copies of the Inventory are being printed and will be available mid-January. DEP automatically mails a paper copy of the December 1996 Inventory to persons who received a paper copy of the June 1996 Inventory. Persons who wish to add their address to the mailing list should call Nina Huizinga at (717) 783-8727.

DEP's Technical Guidance Documents on the World Wide Web

   DEP's Web address is To go to the location of DEP's Technical Guidance Documents once on the DEP home page, persons should choose the Public Participation Center. The Center contains several links to DEP's Technical Guidance Documents. The link to draft technical guidance documents is listed under the heading ''Proposals Open to Comment.'' The link to recently finalized technical guidance documents is listed under the heading ''Recently Finalized Proposals.'' Two links are under the heading ''Technical Guidance Documents:'' one link is to the ''Basic Inventory'' and one link is to ''Final Documents'' on the Web. The final documents menu will list DEP's bureaus. Persons should click on the name of the bureau to get to the list of the documents from that bureau that are currently on the Web. Then, to get to see a document, persons should click on the ID number of the document. DEP will be adding its revised documents to the Web throughout 1997.

Ordering Paper Copies of DEP Technical Guidance

   Persons can order a copy of the latest Inventory or a copy of any of the final documents listed on the Inventory by calling Elwyn Inc. (the printer) at 1 (800) 804-4020 if calling in Pennsylvania or (610) 497-5841 if calling from outside Pennsylvania.

Changes to Technical Guidance Documents

   Between publication of its Inventory, DEP announces changes to its technical guidance documents in its weekly newsletter, the UPDATE and the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Here is the current list of recently finalized documents, draft documents and notices of intended changes to technical guidance.

   Persons who have any questions or comments about a particular document should call the contact person whose name and phone is listed with each document. Persons who have questions or comments about the Inventory, the documents on the World Wide Web, the availability of paper copies from the printer or the technical guidance document process in general should call Nina Huizinga at (717) 783-8727.

Final Technical Guidance Documents

   DEP ID:  012-0700-002 Title: Guidance for the Implementation of the Agricultural Land Preservation Policy Description: DEP will, where it has regulatory and decision-making discretion under legal authority, protect primary agricultural land through its regulatory programs. Page length: 13 pages. Location: Volume I, Tab 6A. Contact: Nina Huizinga at (717) 783-8727.

Notice of Intent to Rescind Technical Guidance--Waste Management

   DEP ID:  250-4700-317 Title: Referral of Solid Waste Management Act Violations to Environmental Crimes Background: This is an outdated policy which no longer reflects the current referral procedures that the Department uses. Moreover, the current referral procedures do not belong on the Technical Guidance Document Inventory because they are internal procedures and not technical guidance. (See DEP ID:  012-0900-001.)

Notice of Intent to Rescind Technical Guidance--Bureau of Water Quality Protection

   As a part of DEP's Regulatory Basics Initiative, the Bureau of Water Quality Protection reviewed all of its regulations and technical guidance. As a part of this Initiative, the Bureau is rescinding the following documents. Persons who have any questions or comments should call Lou Bercheni at (717) 787-4317.

DEP IDTitleReason for Rescission
363-0900-001Division of Storage Tanks Program GuidanceRedundant with 012-0820-001 and 012-0900-001
363-0900-002ASNT Level II CertificationRedundant with 363-2318-001
363-0900-003Posting Registration Fee Payments to the
   Old Fee System
363-0900-004Modification Activities for Categories AMMX
   and AMNX
363-0900-005STDS Revision Procedures and Documentation
Information being incorporated into Division's administrative procedures
363-0900-007Registration Roles of the Regional OfficesInformation being incorporated into Division's administrative procedures


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-87. Filed for public inspection January 17, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]

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