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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-50


Availability of Technical Guidance

[29 Pa.B. 230]

   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. Please 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 Guidance

   DEP ID: 563-0300-101 Title: Engineering Manual for Mining Operators Description: This manual provides updated technical information on the engineering aspects of surface mining. Major subject areas include erosion and sedimentation controls, impoundments, water treatment and general permitting procedures. Effective Date: January 1, 1999 Contact: Evan Shuster at (717) 787-5103.

Final guidance--Minor Revision

   DEP ID: 383-0810-107 Title: Summary of Key Requirements for Lead and Copper Rule Description: The purpose of this document is to establish a rational and reasonable basis for staff decisions which will promote quality, timely and consistent service to the public and regulated community. Minor revisions to document include change of address and phone number of DEP regional office. Effective Date: Original effective date was March 27, 1997 Contact: Trudy Troutman at (717) 783-3795.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-50. Filed for public inspection January 8, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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