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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-2235


Availability of Technical Guidance

[31 Pa.B. 6865]

   Technical guidance documents are on DEP's website ( at the Public Participation Center page. The ''December 2001 Inventory'' heading is the Governor's list of nonregulatory guidance documents. 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 nonregulatory documents, as necessary, throughout 2001.

Ordering Paper Copies of DEP Technical Guidance

   DEP encourages the use of the Internet to view guidance documents. When this option is not available, 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. Check with the appropriate bureau for more information about the availability of a particular document as a publication.

Changes to Technical Guidance Documents

   Following 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

   DEP ID: 150-0200-001 Title: DEP Policy on Professional Work Assignments and Duties Conducted by Licensed Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Geologists Description: This policy will provide direction to DEP staff concerning the practice of engineering, land surveying and geology in their work responsibilities. The policy will also assure compliance with the Engineering, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law in DEP's programs, activities and actions. Effective Date: December 15, 2001 Contact: Ken Giffhorn at (717) 787-7116 or e-mail to:

   DEP ID: 550-0300-001 Title: Oil and Gas Operators Manual Description: This manual serves as a handbook for oil and gas operators, service companies and landowners which provides an overview of the statutes and regulations of DEP and other agencies, DEP guidance and procedures, and recommended practices for drilling wells and producing crude oil and natural gas in this Commonwealth Pennsylvania Effective Date: December 15, 2001 Contact: Ron Gilius at (717) 772-2199.

Draft Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 275-2101-007 Title: Alternative Analysis Required for Proposed Major New or Modified Facilities Description: This document will establish the criteria that will be considered by DEP during the technical review of the Alternative Analysis submitted for proposed new or modified facilities subject to the new source review special permitting requirements for air quality. The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to DEP staff to ensure Statewide consistency in the implementation of the Alternative Analysis requirement. The policy describes the evaluation process that the DEP will consider during the technical review of Alternative Analysis submitted by the applicant. Anticipated Effective Date: March 2, 2002 Comment Period Ends: January 15, 2001 Contact: John Slade at (717) 787-4325 or e-mail to:


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-2235. Filed for public inspection December 14, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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