Availability of Technical Guidance
[50 Pa.B. 5545]
[Saturday, October 3, 2020]
Technical guidance documents (TGD) are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at www.depgreenport.state.pa.us/elibrary/. 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 contact the person whose name and phone number are listed with each document.
Draft Technical Guidance: Substantive Revision
DEP ID: 562-4180-306. Title: Civil Penalty Assessments for Coal Mining Operations. Description: This guidance is used when assessing civil penalties for violations that occur at active coal mining operations. The existing guidance document was last revised in 2005 and was in need of substantive revisions. An update to this guidance was previously published as a draft for public comment. Due to substantial changes made in response to the comments received and the amount of time since the previous draft was published, the Department is republishing this document as a draft for public comment. The revisions included in this draft clarify terminology, include appropriate regulatory citations and explain the procedures for assessing civil penalties. A new section has also been added to more clearly define the civil penalty assessment procedures for water quality violations and incorporate the factors considered for such civil penalty calculations in keeping with the Clean Streams Law (35 P.S. §§ 691.1—691.1001) and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 92a (relating to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting, monitoring and compliance).
Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft TGD through Monday, November 2, 2020. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. All comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the commentator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment or by e-mail to email@example.com. Written comments can be mailed to the Technical Guidance Coordinator, Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063.
Contact: Questions regarding this TGD can be directed to Eric Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org or (814) 342-8200.
Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-1353. Filed for public inspection October 2, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]
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