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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 98-775


Availability of Technical Guidance

[28 Pa.B. 2320]

   Technical guidance documents are on DEP's World Wide Web site ( at the Public Participation Center. The ''January 1998 Inventory'' heading is the Governor's List of Non-regulatory Documents. The ''Search the Inventory of Technical Guidance Documents'' heading is a database of the Inventory. The ''Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various DEP bureaus and from there to each bureau's final technical guidance documents. The ''Draft Technical Guidance'' heading is the link to DEP's draft technical guidance documents.

   DEP will continue to revise its documents, as necessary, throughout 1998.

Ordering Paper Copies of DEP Technical Guidance

   Persons can order a bound paper copy of the latest Inventory or an unbound paper copy of any of the final documents listed on the Inventory by calling DEP at (717) 783-8727.

   In addition, bound copies of some of DEP's documents are available as DEP publications. Persons should check with the appropriate bureau for more information about the availability of a particular document as a publication.

Changes to Technical Guidance Documents

   Here is the current list of recent changes. Persons who have any questions or comments about a particular document should call the contact person whose name and phone number is listed with each document. Persons who have questions or comments in general should call Jonathan Brightbill at (717) 783-8727.

Final Technical Guidance--New Guidance

   DEP ID:  012-1920-002 Title: Advisory Committee Guidelines Description: Provides assistance to advisory committees on items such as bylaws, membership, expenses and meeting notices. Effective Date: May 5, 1998 Page Length: 7 pages Location: Vol 01, Tab 02B Contact: Barbara Sexton at (717) 783-8727

Draft Technical Guidance--New Guidance

   DEP ID:  012-2000-001 Title: Policy on Meeting Requirements of the Amendments to Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law Description: Establishes procedures on how to submit properly prepared documents, requiring a geologist seal for Departmental review. Anticipated Effective Date: June 1, 1998 Deadline for Submittal of Comments: May 29, 1998 Contact: Eric Conrad at (717) 787-5027

Draft Technical Guidance--Substantive Revision

   DEP ID:  562-3900-402 Title: Citizens' Requests: Receiving, Tracking, Investigating, Appealing, and Filing Description: This policy outlines a standard procedure for processing citizens' requests received by the Bureaus of District Mining Operations and/or Mining and Reclamation. Anticipated Effective Date: January 8, 1999 Deadline for Submittal of Comments: June 1, 1998 Contact: John Meehan at (717) 787-9388


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-775. Filed for public inspection May 15, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]

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