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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 03-1702


Availability of Technical Guidance

[33 Pa.B. 4358]

   Technical guidance documents are on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) website ( at the Public Participation Center page. The ''Current Inventory'' heading is the Governor's list of nonregulatory guidance documents. The ''Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various Department bureaus and from there to each bureau's final technical guidance documents. The ''Draft Technical Guidance'' 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 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 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 Technical Guidance Documents

   Following 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.

Draft Technical Guidance--Extension of Open Comment Period

   DEP ID:  563-2000-610. Title:  Validating Abandoned Underground Mine Maps and Establishing Barrier Pillars. Description:  The purpose of this guidance is to improve mine safety and underground mine permitting by establishing methods and procedures to be used:  (1) when assembling, presenting and evaluating information establishing boundary lines of adjacent underground mines located near active underground mines; (2) to ensure complete and well documented mine maps; (3) to promote modern and consistent mine surveying techniques; (4) to ensure that adequate safety barrier pillars are properly delineated and maintained; and (5) to minimize potential for accidental breakthroughs into adjacent underground mine workings by facilitating coordination between mine safety and environmental permitting staff. Anticipated Effective Date:  November 29, 2003. Comment Period Extended to:  October 1, 2003. Contact:  Thomas Callaghan, (717) 787-5103,

Final Technical Guidance

   DEP ID:  274-0300-004. Title:  Applicability Determination for Continuous Source Monitoring Manual Revisions Description:  This document establishes uniform procedures to be utilized by Department personnel to determine applicability of requirements specified in Revision No. 7 of the Continuous Source Monitoring Manual (DEP ID #274-0300-001) with respect to new Phase I submittals (monitoring plans) and previously approved monitoring systems. Effective Date:  September 1, 2003. Contact: Greg Parrish at (717) 787-6547 or gparrish@state.

   DEP ID:  274-0300-001. Title:  Continuous Source Monitoring Manual. Description:  This revised manual includes procedures for use in performance and reporting of source emission data. It contains design and performance specifications, performance test procedures, data storage and reporting requirements, quality assurance criteria, and administrative procedures for obtaining DEP approval of continuous source emission monitoring systems or other monitoring systems required under Department regulations. Effective Date:  September 1, 2003. Contact:  Greg Parrish at (717) 787-6547 or


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-1702. Filed for public inspection August 29, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]

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