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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-1237


Availability of Technical Guidance

[29 Pa.B. 4114]

   Technical Guidance Documents are on DEP's World Wide Web site ( at the Public Participation Center. The ''January 1999 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 1999.

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:  563-2112-658 Title: Imminent Hazards Associated with Subsidence from Active Mining Description: This guidance describes the procedures the Department will follow in identifying and addressing hazards posed by subsidence from underground bituminous coal mining. This guidance deals specifically with surface effects and does not pertain to the safety of underground coal miners. No additional changes were made to this guidance with effective date listed as June 1, 1999. Effective Date: July 31, 1999 Contact: Harold Miller at (717) 783-8845.

   DEP ID:  563-2000-001 Title: Government-Financed Construction Contracts Description: This document defines procedures for authorizing incidental and necessary coal extraction and utilization of excess spoil from an active mine for reclaiming abandoned mine lands under a government-financed construction contract. No additional changes were made to this guidance with effective date listed as May 28, 1999. Effective Date: July 31, 1999 Contact: Nevin Strock at (717) 783-8845.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-1237. Filed for public inspection July 30, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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