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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-1935


Availability of Technical Guidance

[39 Pa.B. 6121]
[Saturday, October 17, 2009]

 Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at (DEP Keywords: ''eLibrary''). 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 2009.

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: 275-2101-009. Title: Waste Derived Liquid Fuels (WDLF). Description: The Department has finalized the revision to the technical guidance document for the use of Waste Derived Liquid Fuels (WDLF). The notice of availability of the proposed technical guidance document was published at 39 Pa.B. 4175 (July 18, 2009). A 45-day comment period was provided and no comments were received. The objective of this technical guidance is to establish air quality permit review procedures for sources that use WDLF and to establish a method to classify WDLF for ease in permit review using minimum contaminant and physical property specifications. Waste oil fuel that does not exceed the specifications is termed ''on-specification waste oil fuel.'' Waste oil fuel that exceeds any specification level is termed ''off-specification waste oil fuel.'' The classification will be used in conjunction with the permit review requirements to identify the level of permit review required. Contact: Questions regarding the final guidance document should be directed to Joseph White at (717) 787-2856 or Effective Date: October 17, 2009.

Draft Technical Guidance

 DEP ID: 363-2134-008. Title: Erosion and Sediment Control Best Practices Management (BMP) Manual. Description: The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) by this notice is proposing to revise and update the Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control Program Manual (Document No. 363-2134-008, April 15, 2000), with the Erosion and Sediment Control BMP manual. The draft Erosion and Sediment Control BMP Manual includes specific guidance, performance requirements, and design criteria to support the implementation of the Department's water quality regulatory requirements.

 A summary of the revisions for the Erosion and Sediment Control BMP Manual include: the addition of new BMPs that have been established for use since the publication of the April 2000 version of the manual; BMP sequencing requirements; site access and roadway BMPs; dewatering requirements; pumped water filter bag requirements; compost filter socks and berms; wood chip filter berms; expanded information for sediment basins and sediment traps; erosion control blankets; timber harvesting information; streambank stabilization requirements to include bioengineering; grading standards; areas of special concern such as sinkhole prone areas, contaminated sites and antidegradation requirements to include non-discharge alternatives and ABACT BMPs. Several new appendices have been added to include soil loss limitations; level spreaders, dust suppression; preserving trees; planting trees; and E & S requirements for water well drilling and aquifer testing. An expanded list of tables, figures, construction details and a glossary have also been added to the BMP Manual.

 Generally, the manual has been designed to be more user-friendly and to compliment the Pennsylvania Stormwater BMP Manual (Document No. 363-0300-002, December 2006). The manual has been revised to follow an overall approach that supports the managing of stormwater for erosion and sediment control during earth disturbance activities that are compatible with, and can be integrated into, structural and non-structural post construction stormwater management practices. Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this guidance by December 15, 2009. 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 Dennis Stum, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Watershed Management, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8775, 10th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8775, (717) 772-5963 or EP-ESManual Contact: Questions regarding the draft guidance document should be directed to Dennis Stum, (717) 772-5963 or Effective Date: Upon publication as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-1935. Filed for public inspection October 16, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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