Pennsylvania Code & Bulletin

• No statutes or acts will be found at this website.

The Pennsylvania Bulletin website includes the following: Rulemakings by State agencies; Proposed Rulemakings by State agencies; State agency notices; the Governor’s Proclamations and Executive Orders; Actions by the General Assembly; and Statewide and local court rules.

PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-2157


Availability of Technical Guidance

[38 Pa.B. 6562]
[Saturday, November 29, 2008]

   Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site 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 2008.

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.

Draft Technical Guidance--Substantive Revision:

   DEP ID:  275-2101-007. Title:  Best Available Technology and Other Permitting Criteria for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills. Description: This technical guidance document, formerly titled ''Landfill Permitting Criteria'', is issued under the authority of section 6.6(c) of the Air Pollution Control Act (35 P. S. §§ 4001--4015) and 25 Pa. Code §§ 127.1 and 127.12(a)(5) (relating to purpose; and content of applications). The guidance document specifies Best Available Technology (BAT) requirements for gas collection systems at active landfills, the collection and control of landfill gas, special requirements for enclosed flares, the open flare policy for beneficial use of landfill gas, the open flare policy for the control of landfill gas other than beneficial use, leachate storage and recirculation and landfill fugitive dust control criteria. The BAT requirements in the document will replace the former guidance; however, the BAT determination will not be applied retroactively. The BAT analysis must include a list of all possible control technologies, a technology feasibility analysis and an economic analysis of the feasible control technologies. Specifically, the guidance requires a Plan Approval for a new municipal solid waste landfill or for an expansion at an existing municipal waste landfill if the estimated volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from the new facility or from the proposed expansion are greater than or equal to 2.7 tons per year, before the installation of an air cleaning device. A Plan Approval is also required when the municipal solid waste landfill design capacity is in excess of 1 million tons. The Plan Approval shall include requirements for the associated landfill gas collection system and its associated air cleaning devices, if any. Written Comments: The Department invites written comments on the substantive revisions to the technical guidance document. 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, suggestions or objections should be submitted by January 13, 2009, to Virendra Trivedi, Environmental Engineer Manager, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Quality, Division of Permits, New Source Review Section, 12th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468; The Department will also consider written requests that a public hearing be held concerning the proposed BAT criteria guidance. Contact: Interested parties are encouraged to obtain and review a complete copy of the technical guidance document by contacting Jeanette Van Skike, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Quality, Division of Permits, 12th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468, (717) 787-4325, TDD users may telephone the Department through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984. Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Notice to Rescind Technical Guidance:

   DEP ID:  383-3301-305. Title:  Laboratory Reporting Instruction for Total Trihalomethanes (TTHMs) in Public Drinking Water Systems. Description: Technical guidance document 383-3301-305 is being rescinded by the Department as it has been replaced with a more recent guidance document (technical guidance document number 383-3301-306: Laboratory Reporting Instructions for Disinfectant Residuals, Disinfection Byproducts and Precursors), which became effective at 38 Pa.B. 405 (January 19, 2008). Guidance document number 383-3301-306 includes updated information for reporting total trihalomethanes and is already in use by the regulated community, making the availability of technical guidance document number 383-3301-305 no longer necessary. Contact: Dawn Hissner, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation, 400 Market Street, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101, (717) 787-0130, Effective Date: November 29, 2008.

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-2157. Filed for public inspection November 28, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

No part of the information on this site may be reproduced for profit or sold for profit.

This material has been drawn directly from the official Pennsylvania Bulletin full text database. Due to the limitations of HTML or differences in display capabilities of different browsers, this version may differ slightly from the official printed version.