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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 03-713


Availability of Technical Guidance

[33 Pa.B. 2018]

   Technical guidance documents are on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) website ( at the Public Participation Center page. The ''January 2003 Inventory'' heading is the Governor's list of nonregulatory guidance documents. The ''Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various Department bureaus and from there to each bureau's final technical guidance documents. The ''Draft Technical Guidance'' heading is the link to the Department's draft technical guidance documents.

   The Department will continue to revise its nonregulatory documents, as necessary, throughout 2003.

Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance

   The Department 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 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 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 Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 251-2100-754. Title: Change of Ownership/Transfer of Permit. Description: This document of the Bureau of Land Recycling and Waste Management will be rescinded. As of May 1, 1999, information contained in this guidance was incorporated into the Commonwealth's Hazardous Waste Regulations, making the technical guidance document unnecessary. Effective Date: April 19, 2003. Contact: Rick Shipman, (717) 787-6239,

Draft Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 013-0830-008. Title: Geospatial Digital Data Submission Guideline. Description: This policy establishes the processes, standards, requirements and acceptable formats for submitting external and internal geospatial electronic digital data. The intent of this policy is to ensure the uniformity, reliability, quality and compatibility of electronic digital data created and received by the Department. Comment Period Ends: May 19, 2003. Anticipated Effective Date: May 31, 2003. Contact: Rick Bennett, (717) 705-3870,

   DEP ID: 012-5500-001. Title: 2004 Environmental Education Grants, Program Manual and Forms. Description: This document is a guide for eligible organizations who are interested in applying for the Department's Environmental Education Grants Program. It provides information on eligibility and details on how to apply, as well as the operational procedures if awarded a grant. Comment Period Ends: May 19, 2003. Anticipated Effective Date: May 31, 2003. Contact: Jack Farster, (717) 772-1828,

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-713. Filed for public inspection April 18, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]

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