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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 97-1669


Availability of Technical Guidance

[27 Pa.B. 5463]

   Technical guidance documents are on DEP's World Wide Web site ( at the Public Participation Center. The ''June 1997 Inventory'' heading is the Governor's List of Non-regulatory Documents. The ''Search the Inventory of Technical Guidance Documents'' heading is a database of the Inventory. The ''Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various DEP bureaus and from there to each bureau's final technical guidance documents. The ''Draft Technical Guidance'' heading is the link to DEP's draft technical guidance documents.

   DEP will be adding its revised documents to the Web throughout 1997.

Ordering Paper Copies of DEP Technical Guidance

   Persons can order a bound paper copy of the latest Inventory or an unbound paper copy of any of the final documents listed on the Inventory by calling DEP at (717) 783-8727.

   In addition, bound copies of some of DEP's documents are available as DEP publications. Persons should check with the appropriate bureau for more information about the availability of a particular document as a publication.

Changes to Technical Guidance Documents

   Here is the current list of recent changes. Persons who have any questions or comments about a particular document should call the contact person whose name and phone number is listed with each document. Persons who have questions or comments in general should call Jonathan Brightbill at (717) 783-8727.

Final Technical Guidance--New Guidance

   DEP ID: 562-2112-504 Title: Blasting Complaint Protocol Description: Establishes a standard procedure to respond to blasting complaints promptly and satisfactorily. Effective Date: September 18, 1997 Page Length: 7 pages Location: Vol 12, Tab 34a Contact: Dottie Shellehammer at (717) 787-5103

   DEP ID: 563-2113-660 Title: Coal Refuse Disposal--Site Selection Description: Explains in detail the site selection process which applies to new or expanded coal refuse disposal sites. Effective Date: September 30, 1997 Page Length: 12 pages Location: Vol 12, Tab 84a Contact: Evan Shuster at (717) 787-7846

Final Technical Guidance--Minor Revision

   DEP ID: 563-2112-215 Title: Review of Accepted Coal Mining Activity Permit Applications Description: Establishes specific administrative procedures for accepting new permit applications. Effective Date: October 31, 1997 Page Length: 3 pages Location: Vol 12, Tab 54 Contact: Evan Shuster at (717) 787-7846

   DEP ID: 563-2112-653 Title: Permitting Ventilation Boreholes for Underground Coal Mines Description: Properly recognizes the drilling of ventilation boreholes, also called methane bleeder holes and degasification boreholes, as a surface mining activitity. Effective Date: October 1, 1997 Page Length: 5 pages Location: Vol 12, Tab 80 Contact: Evan Shuster at (717) 787-7846

   DEP ID: 563-2504-405 Title: Anthracite Mine Operator's Emergency Bond Loan Description: Guidance to specify the procedures to be used for administering the A.E.B.L. fund. Effective Date: October 1, 1997 Page Length: 4 pages Location: Vol 12, Tab 62 Contact: Evan Shuster at (717) 787-7846

   DEP ID: 563-2504-450 Title: Bond Adjustment/Release for Postmining Discharges Description: Interim policy to implement the 1992 and 1996 amendments to SMCRA which deal with bond releases on permits with postmining discharges. Effective Date: September 29, 1997 Page Length: 11 pages Location: Vol 12, Tab 68 Contact: Evan Shuster at (717) 787-7846

Draft Technical Guidance--Substantial Revision

   DEP ID: 383-3310-209 Title: PADWIS Inventory Reports by PWSID Description: Guidance to retrieve and print computerized inventory data for individual public water systems under the Safe Drinking Water Program. Effective Date: November 15, 1997 Page Length: 25 pages Location: Vol 23, Tab 02 Contact: Joseph Hoffman at (717) 787-5017


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-1669. Filed for public inspection October 17, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]

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