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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 97-1794


Availability of Technical Guidance

[27 Pa.B. 5817]

   Technical guidance documents are on DEP's World Wide Web site ( at the Public Participation Center. The ''June 1997 Inventory'' heading is the Governor's List of Nonregulatory 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 be adding its revised documents to the Web throughout 1997.

Ordering Paper Copies of DEP Technical 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. Persons should 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 is listed with each document. Persons who have questions or comments in general should call Jonathan Brightbill at (717) 783-8727.

Final Technical Guidance--Minor Revision

   DEP ID: 391-2000-002 Title: Implementation Guidance Evaluation & Process Thermal Discharge (316(a)) Federal Water Pollution Act Description: Gives criteria for permitting wastewater discharge after consideration of an evaluation under 33 U.S.C.A. § 1326. Effective Date: April 17, 1997 Page Length: 6 pages Location: Vol 29, Tab 18 Contact: Ken Bartal at (717) 787-5267.

   DEP ID: 560-0600-105 Title: Interagency Agreement, Waste Management   Description: Delineates permitting and inspection responsibilities and establishes coordinating procedures for the mining and solid waste programs. Effective Date: October 31, 1997 Page Length: 7 pages Location: Vol 12, Tab 116 Contact: Dottie Shellehamer at (717) 787-5103.

   DEP ID: 562-3900-402 Title: Investigating Citizen's Complaints   Description: Describes how mining complaints will be investigated. Effective Date: October 31, 1997 Page Length: 2 pages Location: Vol 12, Tab 29 Contact: Dottie Shellehamer at (717) 787-5103.

   DEP ID: 562-3900-403 Title: Citizen's Complaints--Appeal Procedure   Description: Establishes guidelines for citizens to request an informal review of a Department investigation of their initial complaint. Effective Date: October 31, 1997 Page Length: 3 pages Location: Vol 12, Tab 30 Contact: Dottie Shellehamer at (717) 787-5103.

   DEP ID: 563-2000-105 Title: Coal Exploration by Slope Development   Description: Gives conditions under which persons may construct mine slopes or reopen mine slopes for purposes of coal exploration without the need to obtain coal mining activity permits. Effective Date: October 30, 1997 Page Length: 6 pages Location: Vol 12, Tab 43 Contact: Evan Shuster at (717) 787-7846.

   DEP ID: 563-2112-212 Title: Evaluation and Approval of Land Use Changes for Surface Coal Mine Operations Description: Specifies procedures and criteria for the evaluation and approval of land use changes as part of the surface coal mine permitting process. Effective Date: October 20, 1997 Page Length: 4 pages Location: Vol 12, Tab 52 Contact: Evan Shuster at (717) 787-7846.

   DEP ID: 563-2112-610 Title: Determining Eligibility of Preexisting Pollutional Discharges under Subchapter F of 25 Pa. Code Chapter 87, Subchapter G of 25 Pa. Code Chapter 88   Description: Explains conditions which must be met to qualify for Subchapter F or G authorizations. Effective Date: October 31, 1997 Page Length: 5 pages Location: Vol 12, Tab 78A Contact: Evan Shuster at (717) 787-7846.

Notice of Intent to Develop--New Guidance

   Draft Title: Quality Assurance Work Plan for Unassessed Waters Surveys Description: Provides an overview of Unassessed Waters Survey work including: 1) the objective and scope of these type of surveys; 2) the rationale for survey design, parameter coverage and sampling frequency; and 3) the use of data collected. Anticipated Effective Date: June, 1997 Contact: Richard Shertzer at (717) 783-4423.

Notice of Intent to Rescind

   DEP ID: Memorandum of Understanding: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Description: Agreement expired on June 30, 1992, and is no longer in effect or necessary for program operations. Anticipated Effective Date: October 31, 1997 Contact: M.C. McCommons at (717) 787-9582.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-1794. Filed for public inspection November 7, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]

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