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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-1632


Availability of Technical Guidance

[29 Pa.B. 5013]

   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 Nonregulatory 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.

Draft Guidance--Substantive Revision

   DEP ID: 363-2134-008 Title: Erosion and Sedimentation Pollution Control Program Description: The guidance for this program provides procedures and guidance for those engaged in earthmoving activities, regarding guidelines to minimize erosion and resulting sediment pollution to the waters of the Commonwealth. This document established standards and specifications for Best Management Practices (BMPs) used in the preparation of Erosion and Sedimentation Control and Conservation Plans. The Manual is to be used by the Department, Conservation Districts, and members of the regulated community in meeting the requirements of Chapter 102 Rules and Regulations. Anticipated Effective Date: December 1, 1999 Comment Period Ends: October 25, 1999 Contact: John Mank, P.E. at (717) 772-5963, or email at

   DEP ID: 394-0810-001 Pennsylvania's Continuous Planning Process (CPP) for Water Quality Management 1999 Update Description: Since the late 1970s, the Department has revised many of the processes described in the original CPP and its supplements, and the Pennsylvania General Assembly has enacted new and amended legislation which are now part of the water quality management program. Section 303(e)(2) of the Clean Water Act requires EPA to review a state's approved CPP from time to time to ensure its consistency with the Act. In 1997, EPA requested that DEP prepare and submit an update to the PA CPP to reflect program changes that have occurred since the previous submittals. An interim update was submitted on January 31, 1998. This expansion to the interim update has been prepared to respond to EPA comments. Anticipated Effective Date: Comment Period Ends: October 25, 1999 Contact: Fran Koch at (717) 783-2289, or email at


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-1632. Filed for public inspection September 24, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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