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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-1515


Availability of Technical Guidance

[30 Pa.B. 4684]

   Technical guidance documents are on DEP's world wide web site ( at the public participation center. The ''July 2000 Inventory'' heading is the Governor's list of nonregulatory guidance documents. 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 nonregulatory documents, as necessary, throughout 2000.

Ordering Paper Copies of DEP Technical Guidance

   DEP encourages the use of the Internet to view guidance documents. When this option is not available, 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. Please check with the appropriate bureau for more information about the availability of a particular document as a publication.

Changes to Technical Guidance Documents

   Below 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.

Interim Policy

   DEP ID: 012-0200-001 Title: Interim Policy for Consideration of Local Comprehensive Plans and Zoning Ordinances in DEP Review of Permits for Facilities and Infrastructure Description: DEP will seek to promote sound land use planning and development by considering comprehensive planning and zoning ordinances in our decision-making process on permits and approvals related to facilities and infrastructure. This guidance will provide direction to DEP staff for the implementation of Acts 67 and 68 of 2000 in the administration of current DEP programs to avoid or minimize conflict with local land use decisions. This guidance addresses how DEP will consider comprehensive planning and zoning ordinances in DEP's decision-making processes concerning facilities and infrastructure.

   DEP will apply this policy where it has regulatory and decision-making discretion pursuant to legal authority and through the administration of DEP programs and regulations. This policy applies to DEP staff and applicants for DEP permits, approvals and funding. Specifically, it applies to facilities or infrastructure for proposed projects that involve changes to land use or new land development.

   Interim Effective Date: Effective immediately, with 30-day comment period provided before issuance of final guidance. Comment Period Ends: October 2, 2000 Contact: Policy Office, (717) 783-8727 or e-mail:


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-1515. Filed for public inspection September 1, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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