Availability of Technical Guidance
[28 Pa.B. 4833]
Technical Guidance Documents are on DEP's World Wide Web site (http://www.dep.state.pa.us) at the Public Participation Center. The ''July 1998 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 continue to revise its documents, as necessary, throughout 1998.
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 Joe Sieber at (717) 783-8727.
Final Technical Guidance--Substantive Revision
DEP ID: 362-2207-004 Title: Impact on the Use of Subsurface Disposal Systems on Groundwater Nitrate Nitrogen Levels Description: The purpose of this guidance is to describe the considerations the Department uses for onlot wastewater disposal systems and consideration of the use of denitrifying technologies. Anticipated Effective Date: November 30, 1998 Deadline for Submittal of Comments: October 26, 1998 Contact: John McHale at (717) 783-2290.
Draft Technical Guidance
DEP ID: 254-2212-504 Title: Guidelines for the Development of County Municipal Waste Management Plan Revisions Description: This policy and procedure will provide updated information which can be used to assist counties in the development of their plans, and for the review of such plans for submittal to the Department. Anticipated Effective Date: November 30, 1998 Deadline for Submittal of Comments: October 26, 1998 Contact: Sally Lohman at (717) 783-7382.
Draft Technical Guidance--Substantive Revision
DEP ID: 012-0900-001 Title: Policy for Development, Approval and Distribution of Technical Guidance Description: This policy establishes standards for department-wide consistency in developing, approving and distributing technical guidance documents. This process was revised to clarify responsibilities, ease some administrative processes, and improve internal review and approval. Anticipated Effective Date: November 30, 1998 Deadline for Submittal of Comments: October 26, 1998 Contact: Joe Sieber at (717) 783-8727.
DEP ID: 563-2112-222 Title: Coal Surface Mining-Oil and Gas Well Barriers Description: This document specifies procedures and guidelines for reviewing proposals for conducting coal surface mining within 125 feet (38.1 meters) of an oil or gas well. The guidance is being revised to reflect changes to §§ 86.31, 86.32, 86.34, 87.62, 87.93, 88.42 and 88.83 of the coal mining regulations. Anticipated Effective Date: November 30, 1998 Deadline for Submittal of Comments: October 26, 1998 Contact: Nevin Strock (717) 783-8845.
JAMES M. SEIF,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-1561. Filed for public inspection September 25, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]
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