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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 15-14


Availability of Technical Guidance

[45 Pa.B. 77]
[Saturday, January 3, 2015]

 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.

Final Technical Guidance Document

DEP ID: 260-0500-001. Title: Policy for Coordinating Immediate Responses and Final Remediation of Releases of Regulated Substances. Description: This policy summarizes how the Department oversees immediate responses and final remediation of releases of regulated substances. The purpose of the policy is to facilitate the consistent investigation of and the response to releases of regulated substances and to coordinate immediate and final responses in accordance with the Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (35 P. S. §§ 6026.101—6026.908).

Contact: Randy Roush, (717) 787-1566,

Effective Date: January 3, 2015

Draft Technical Guidance: New Guidance

DEP ID: 385-0820-001. Title: Designation Criteria for Regulated Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4). Description: This technical guidance is for identifying the criteria that the Department uses in designating regulated small MS4s. It describes in more detail automatic designation, designation by the Department with a required evaluation, designation by interconnection, designation by petition and designation of ''nontraditional MS4s.'' This technical guidance is necessary to provide documentation of the designation criteria. The guidance will serve as a clarification of the procedures that the Department follows to designate a regulated small MS4. By providing a guidance document, the Department can work in cooperation with the potential MS4 communities and ''nontraditional'' MS4s which may be introduced into the Environmental Protection Agency Phase II Stormwater Program. The guidance will also serve as a public education tool in describing the process of how MS4s will be designated.

Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by February 2, 2015. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the originator's name and address. Written comments should be submitted to Ronald C. Furlan, PE, Environmental Program Manager, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Point and Nonpoint Source Management, Division of Planning and Permitting, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8774, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774,

Contact: Ronald C. Furlan, (717) 787-8184,

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

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-14. Filed for public inspection January 2, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]

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