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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-146


Availability of Technical Guidance

[32 Pa.B. 472]

   Technical guidance documents are on DEP's website ( at the Public Participation Center page. The ''December 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 2002.

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.

Notice of Intent to Rescind

   DEP ID: 550-3000-001 Title: Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Policy Description: DEP's Oil and Gas Management Bureau recently updated policies and published new technical guidance documents pertaining to compliance monitoring, enforcement actions and civil penalty assessments. These new documents were approved on January 12, 2002. To avoid any confusion, notice is hereby given to remove and rescind the old document (previously listed) from the DEP inventory. Effective Date: January 26, 2002 Contact: Frank Bialas at (717) 772-2199 or e-mail:

Draft Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 013-0830-005 Title: Suggested Formats for the Required Electronic Deliverable Attachments Description: The DEP data eStandards workgroup is working in a cooperative effort with its programs and the eGovernment project, in conjunction with the public, to thoroughly and accurately distinguish, assess, analyze and create working standards for external and internal submission of electronic deliverables as attachments to DEP. The objective is to adopt guidelines and policies that will improve compatibility, coordination, quality and consistency for eGovernment initiatives and projects.

   Accordingly, this policy establishes the standards, requirements and acceptable formats for external and internal electronic attachments. The intent of this policy is to ensure the uniformity, reliability and compatibility of electronic attachments received by DEP. This will promote the enhanced use of DEP's eGovernement applications by providing the guidance necessary to successfully and consistently participate in DEP's eGovernment programs. Anticipated Effective Date: March 23, 2002 Comment Period Ends: February 25, 2002 Contact: Rick Bennett at (717) 705-3870 or e-mail:


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-146. Filed for public inspection January 25, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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