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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 96-1579


Availability of Technical Guidance

[26 Pa.B. 4558]

   The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) publishes a list of its technical guidance documents in its Technical Guidance Document Inventory twice a year. The most recent Inventory was published June 1996. This Inventory is also posted on DEP's World Wide Web page. DEP's Web address is To go to the location of the Inventory once on the DEP home page, persons should choose the following path:  1) Public Participation Center, 2) Status of Legislation, Regulations and Policies, 3) Recently Finalized Regulations and Policies and 4) Technical Guidance Document Inventory. Persons can order a copy of the latest Inventory or a copy of any of the final documents listed on the Inventory by calling Elwyn Inc. (the printer) at 1 (800) 804-4020 if calling in Pennsylvania or (610) 497-5841 (note this new number) if calling from outside Pennsylvania.

   Once a year on the first Saturday in August, the Governor's Office publishes a list of the non-regulatory guidance documents of all State agencies in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The first publication of this list was in the August 3, 1996 edition of the Bulletin.

   In the interim, DEP announces changes to its technical guidance documents in its weekly newsletter, the UPDATE and the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Here is the current list of recently finalized documents, draft documents and notices of intended changes to technical guidance.

   Persons who have any questions or comments should call Nina Huizinga at (717) 783-8727.

Draft Guidance

   DEP ID:  257-2212-501 Draft Title:  County Option to Retain or Eliminate Municipal Waste Flow Control [Note:  This draft guidance was previously listed in the August 17, 1996 PA Bulletin.] Background:  This revision was recommended in the January 25, 1996, Municipal Waste Stakeholders Report to the Secretary. It also results from:  1) DEP's experiences since the Municipal Waste Planning Recycling and Waste Reduction Act (Act 101 of 1988) became effective, 2) a changing waste management industry and 3) judicial decisions. Review Process:  The internal DEP review has been completed. Now the revised draft is being made available for public comment and an additional review by the Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Deadline for Submittal of Comments:  October 15, 1996 Contact:  Keith Kerns at (717) 787-7382.

   DEP ID:  361-0800-001 Draft Title:  Principles for Ground Water Pollution Prevention and Remediation. Background:  This guidance is a revision to the 1992 Ground Water Quality Protection Strategy. It sets forth the principles to guide the Statewide ground water quality protection and remediation program consistent with State statutes and program regulations and policies. Deadline for Submittal of Comments:  October 15, 1996 Contact:  James T. Ulanoski at (717) 787-9633.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-1579. Filed for public inspection September 20, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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