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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 98-2034


Availability of Technical Guidance

[28 Pa.B. 6121]

   Technical Guidance Documents are on DEP's World Wide Web site ( at the Public Participation Center. The ''July 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 Joe Sieber at (717) 783-8727.

Final Technical Guidance--Substantive Revision

   DEP ID: 562-2112-503 Title: Coal Surface Mining and Blasting Near Underground Utility Lines and Pipelines Description: This guidance document clarifies the permitting procedures and safety guidelines that coal surface mine operators should follow to ensure the protection of underground utility lines and pipelines. Location: Volume 12, Tab 34 Effective Date: November 23, 1998 Contact: Nevin Strock at (717) 787-5103.

Final Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 391-2000-024 Title: Field Data Collection and Evaluation Protocol for Deriving Daily and Hourly Discharge Coefficients of Variation (CV) and Other Discharge Characteristics Description: This document presents recommended data collection and analysis procedures that can be used to determine two different discharge CV's (Hourly and Daily) and the average monthly effluent concentration for each parameter of concern. The discharge CV's and the average monthly effluent concentrations derived from these data become data inputs in the Department's computer application PENTOXSD. Location: Volume 29, Tab 12 Effective Date: October 13, 1998 Contact: Chuck Yingling at (717) 787-9637

Draft Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 362-0600-003 Title: Memorandum of Understanding for the Use of Biosolids at Mined Sites Description: This Memorandum establishes coordination roles and procedures between the bureaus of Water Quality Protection, Mining and Reclamation and District Mining Operations for requirements and associated activities related to the beneficial use of biosolids at mined sites. Location: Volume 32, Tab 4A Effective Date: February 15, 1999 Contact: Jay Africa at (717) 783-2941


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-2034. Filed for public inspection December 11, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]

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