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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-1064



Availability of Technical Guidance

[49 Pa.B. 3693]
[Saturday, July 13, 2019]

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

Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance

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

 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.

Final TGD: Substantive Revision

DEP ID: 563-2000-602. Title: Beneficial Use of Biosolids at Active Mine Sites. Description: This guidance provides clarification and direction to Department staff, permittees and their consultants on the nature and scope of the Mining Program's review of proposals for beneficial use of biosolids for land reclamation at coal surface mine sites, coal refuse reprocessing sites, coal refuse disposal sites and noncoal mine sites. This policy was updated to include new and updated definitions and additional details on the approval process, specifically, regarding calculating application rates for mine reclamation. The title was changed to refer to ''biosolids'' instead of ''sewage sludge'' in accordance with the Department naming convention now in use.

Contact: Questions regarding this TGD can be directed to Michael Plazek at or (717) 787-4814.

Effective Date: July 13, 2019


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1064. Filed for public inspection July 12, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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