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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 07-1399


Availability of Technical Guidance

[37 Pa.B. 4261]
[Saturday, August 4, 2007]

   Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) website at (DEP Keywords: Technical Guidance). The ''Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various Department bureaus where each bureau's final technical guidance documents are posted. 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 2007.

Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance

   The Department encourages the use of the Internet to view and download technical guidance documents. When this option is not available, persons can order a paper copy of any of the Department's draft or final technical guidance documents 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 Technical Guidance Documents

   Following is the current list of recent changes. Persons who have questions or comments about a particular document should call the contact person whose name and phone number is listed with each document.

Final Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 563-2000-003. Title: Incidental Coal Extraction for Government-Financed Construction Projects or Government-Financed Reclamation Projects. Description: The regulations at 25 Pa. Code § 86.6 (relating to extraction of coal incidental to government-financed construction or government-financed reclamation projects) allow for an exemption from the permitting requirement for the extraction of coal incidental to government-financed construction projects and government-financed reclamation projects under certain circumstances. The Federal coal mining regulations also allow for the exemption at 30 CFR Part 707. This guidance document describes the process to determine if a government-financed construction project or a government-financed reclamation project that will remove coal is eligible for an exemption under the aforementioned regulations. Notice requesting comments on the draft version of this technical guidance document was published at 37 Pa.B. 2142 (May 5, 2007). The Department did not receive public comments on the draft document during the public comment period, which concluded on June 4, 2007. Contact: William S. Allen, Jr., Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mining and Reclamation, P. O. Box 8461, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8461, (717) 787-5103, Effective Date: August 4, 2007.

Draft Technical Guidance--Substantive Revision

   DEP ID: 253-0300-100. Title: Pennsylvania's Land Recycling Program Technical Guidance Manual--Section IV General Guidance. Description: The substantive revisions proposed to Pennsylvania's Land Recycling Program Technical Guidance Manual--Section IV General Guidance include the addition of several regulated substances to the ''short list'' in Table IV-9 for several petroleum products and mineral insulating oils containing PCBs. It is only these regulated substances or ''chemicals of concern'' identified in the ''short list'' that need to be tested for to demonstrate attainment under any of the Act 2 standards when there is a release of these petroleum products, uncontaminated by other sources. The addition of new regulated substances to the short list will result in more extensive remediation for certain petroleum products. Written comments: The Department is seeking comments on the substantive revisions to draft technical guidance #253-0300-100. Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by September 4, 2007. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. The Department will accept comments submitted by e-mail. A return name and address must be included in each e-mail transmission. Written comments should be submitted to David Crownover, Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Community Revitalization and Local Government Support, Voluntary Cleanup and Standards Section, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 10th Floor, P. O. Box 8471, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8471, Contact: Questions regarding the draft technical guidance document should be directed to David Crownover at (717) 783-7502, Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-1399. Filed for public inspection August 3, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]

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