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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-2109


Availability of Technical Guidance

[38 Pa.B. 6424]
[Saturday, November 22, 2008]

   Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at (DEP Keywords: ''Technical Guidance''). The ''Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various Department bureaus where each bureau's final technical guidance documents are posted. The ''Draft Technical Guidance'' heading is the link to the Department's draft technical guidance documents.

   The Department will continue to revise its nonregulatory documents, as necessary, throughout 2008.

Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance

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

   Following is the current list of recent changes. Persons who have 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--Substantive Revision

   DEP ID: 275-2101-003. Title: Air Quality Permit Exemptions. Description: Under 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 § 127.14(d), the listing of these determinations is being revised. Technical Guidance Document No. 275-2101-003 identifies the following--exemptions under § 127.14(a); exemptions under § 127.14(a)(8), that do not require submission of a Request for Determination form and exemption criteria that the Department may use when an owner or operator of a source or a facility is seeking an exemption; further qualifications regarding plan approval exempted sources; exemptions under § 127.14(a)(9) related to physical changes; and exemption criteria for operating permits. 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. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. The Department will accept comments submitted by e-mail. A return name and address must be included in each e-mail transmission. Written comments, suggestions or objections should be submitted by December 22, 2008, to Virendra Trivedi, Environmental Engineer Manager, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Quality, Division of Permits, New Source Review Section, 12th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468; The Department will also consider written requests that a public hearing be held concerning this proposed exemption list. Following a 30-day comment period, the listings will be revised, as appropriate, and notice concerning the final-form technical guidance document will be published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Contact: Interested parties are encouraged to obtain and review a complete copy of this proposed list of plan approval and operating permit exemptions by contacting Jeanette Van Skike, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Quality, Division of Permits, 12th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468, (717) 787-4325, TDD users may telephone the Department through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Services, (800) 654-5984. Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-2109. Filed for public inspection November 21, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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