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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 20-905



Availability of Technical Guidance

[50 Pa.B. 3546]
[Saturday, July 11, 2020]

 Technical guidance documents (TGD) 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 TGDs are posted. The ''Technical Guidance Draft Documents'' heading is the link to the Department's draft TGDs.

Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance

 The Department encourages the use of the Internet to view and download TGDs. When this option is not available, persons can order a paper copy of any of the Department's draft or final TGDs 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 TGDs

 Following is the current list of recent changes. Persons who have questions or comments about a particular document should contact the person whose name and phone number are listed with each document.

Draft Technical Guidance: Substantive Revisions

DEP ID: 275-2101-003. Title: Air Quality Permit Exemptions. Description: Consistent with the provision of 25 Pa. Code § 127.14 (relating to exemptions), the Department may determine sources or classes of sources which may be exempt from the plan approval and permitting requirements of 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127 (relating to construction, modification, reactivation and operation of sources). In accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.14(d), the listing of these determinations is being revised and a draft is now available.

 TGD No. 275-2101-003 identifies the following:

 • exemptions under § 127.14(a)(8) that do not require submission of a Request for Determination form.

 • exemptions under § 127.14(a)(8) that do require submission of a Request for Determination form.

 • further qualifications regarding plan approval exempted sources.

 • exemptions under § 127.14(a)(9) related to physical changes.

 • exemption criteria for operating permits.

 This guidance document is applicable to sources, which will be constructed as a new source, or modified after the effective date of this TGD. It does not apply to sources which were constructed or modified prior to the effective date of this guidance document and operating lawfully without a permit.

Written Comments: The Department invites written comments on the proposed list of plan approval and operating permit exemptions. Notice and opportunity for comment will also be provided to the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.

 These documents are available online on the Department's Bureau of Air Quality web site at or contact Amanda Rodriguez, P.O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105,, (717) 787-9702.

 The Department must receive comments by Monday, August 24, 2020. 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 tool at or by e-mail to Written comments can be mailed to the Technical Guidance Coordinator, Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063.

Contact: Questions regarding this TGD can be directed to Sean Wenrich at or (717) 772-3979.

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

Final Technical Guidance: Minor Revisions

DEP ID: 263-3120-001. Title: Evaluation of Underground Storage Tank (UST) Liners. Description: This TGD provides guidelines for proper evaluation of internal linings of regulated UST systems. The TGD includes procedures for preparation, measurement requirements, assessment guidelines, report preparation and reporting requirements. Minor editorial revisions were made to this TGD to reference regulatory language which changed as a result of the December 22, 2018, revisions to the Storage Tank Regulations at 25 Pa. Code, Chapter 245 (relating to administration of the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Program).

Contact: Questions regarding this TGD can be directed to Danielle Mattive at or (717) 772-5830.

Effective Date: July 11, 2020


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-905. Filed for public inspection July 10, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]

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