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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-1261


Availability of Technical Guidance

[47 Pa.B. 4218]
[Saturday, July 29, 2017]

 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) 787-8727.

 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—New Guidance

DEP ID: 310-2100-001. Title: Policy for State Water Quality Certification Issuance for Interstate Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Projects Regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Description: The purpose of this draft technical guidance is to set forth the Department review process when an applicant requests a State Water Quality Certification for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulated interstate natural gas transmission pipeline project. Interstate natural gas transmission pipeline project applicants that require a Federal license from FERC must also, in accordance with section 401 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C.A. § 1341) and section 3(d) of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C.A. § 717b(d)), obtain a statement from the State certifying that the project will not violate State water quality standards as required by section 401 of the Clean Water Act. The Department will use this technical guidance to ensure that proposed interstate natural gas transmission pipeline projects regulated by FERC comply with State statutory and regulatory requirements necessary to protect the quality of the waters of the Commonwealth.

Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft policy no later than Monday, August 28, 2017. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the commentator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment at or by e-mail to Written comments should be submitted to the Technical Guidance Coordinator, Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101.

Contact: Questions regarding this draft technical guidance may be directed to Kenneth Murin, Bureau of Waterways Engineering and Wetlands, (717) 787-3411.

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


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-1261. Filed for public inspection July 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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