Availability of Technical Guidance
[44 Pa.B. 8056]
[Saturday, December 27, 2014]
Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us. The ''Technical Guidance 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 ''Technical Guidance Draft Documents'' 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 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 Revisions
DEP ID: 563-2000-301. Title: Use of Reclamation Fill at Active Noncoal Sites. Description: This guidance describes the process of and conditions in which the Department may permit the use of certain fill materials (deemed ''Reclamation Fill'') obtained from an off-site source in the reclamation plan of an active noncoal mine site. This revised version, drafted in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Aggregate and Concrete Association, replaces the previously published version. Changes were made to Appendix A. After consultation with the Department's Land Recycling Program, the derived tables were replaced with references to the Statewide Health Standards tables in 25 Pa. Code Chapter 250 (relating to administration of land recycling program).
Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by January 26, 2015. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail must include the originator's name and address. Written comments should be submitted to Sharon Hill, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mining Programs, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8461, Harrisburg PA 17105-8461, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Sharon Hill, (717) 787-6842, email@example.com.
Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
DEP ID: 563-2112-115. Title: Developing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination system (NPDES) Permits for Mining Activities. Description: This guidance is being revised to amend Appendix A: Mining Effluent Characterization Table: the ''small business exemption'' was removed as it is not applicable to the Table IV column, and submittal differences between Coal and Noncoal permit requirements are clarified in Table III column. These changes were prompted through communication with the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by January 26, 2015. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the originator's name and address. Written comments should be submitted to Sharon Hill, Department of Environmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8461, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8461, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Sharon Hill (717) 787-6842, email@example.com.
Effective Date: Upon publication as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
DANA K. AUNKST,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-2688. Filed for public inspection December 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]
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