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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-979


Availability of Technical Guidance

[42 Pa.B. 3026]
[Saturday, May 26, 2012]

 Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at The ''Technical Guidance 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 ''Technical Guidance Draft Documents'' heading is the link to the Department's draft technical guidance documents.

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

 Draft TGD: Substantive Revision. DEP ID: 394-2000-001. Title: Municipal Reference Document: Guidance for the Implementation of the Chapter 85 Bluff Recession and Setback Regulations. Description: The Bluff Recession and Setback Act of 1980 (BRSA) and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 85 (relating to bluff recession and setback) regulations establish the Lake Erie bluff setback program. Lake Erie bluff setbacks are designated within formally established Bluff Recession Hazard Areas and are implemented and enforced, with the Department oversight, by the local municipalities. Chapter 85 was revised by the Environmental Quality Board in 2009 and the BRSA was amended by the Pennsylvania General Assembly by Act 72 of 2011. This draft revised technical guidance document reflects these recent changes and provides more comprehensive, narrative-style guidance for municipalities and bluff landowners on the implementation of the Lake Erie Bluff Recession and Setback program. Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by June 25, 2012. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by electronic mail must include the originator's name and address. Written comments should be submitted to Matt Walderon, Coastal Resources Specialist, Interstate Waters Office, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 8465, Rachel Carson State Office Building, Harrisburg, PA 17101-8465, (717) 772-2196, Contact: Matt Walderon, (717) 772-2196 or mwalderon@

Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-979. Filed for public inspection May 25, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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