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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 15-2136


Availability of Technical Guidance

[45 Pa.B. 6932]
[Saturday, December 5, 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: 563-2112-115. Title: Developing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits for Mining Activities. Description: The purpose of this guidance is to provide direction establishing effluent limits for NPDES permits associated with mining activities to ensure timely and compliant point source permitting. Appendix A: Mining Effluent Characterization Table of this guidance was revised to remove the ''small business exemption'' not applicable to the Table IV column and to clarify submittal differences between coal and noncoal permit requirements in the Table III column. Changes were prompted through communication with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. There were no changes made to the document based on public comments.

Contact: Questions regarding this technical guidance document should be directed to Sharon Hill, (717) 787-6842,

Effective Date: December 5, 2015


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-2136. Filed for public inspection December 4, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]

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