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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-581


Availability of Technical Guidance

[32 Pa.B. 1925]

   Technical guidance documents are on the Department of Environmental Protections's (Department) 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 Department bureaus and from there to each bureau's final technical guidance documents. The ''Draft Technical Guidance'' heading is the link to Department's draft technical guidance documents.

   The Department will continue to revise its nonregulatory documents, as necessary, throughout 2002.

Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance

   The Department 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 the Department at (717) 783-8727.

   In addition, bound copies of some of Department's documents are available as Department publications. Check with the appropriate bureau for more information about the availability of a particular document as a publication.

Changes to Technical Guidance Documents

   The 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.

Draft Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 255-5400-001. Title: Outdoor Shooting Range Guidance. Description: This guidance is intended to be used by operators of outdoor shooting ranges and by Department staff to prevent, eliminate or mitigate hazards to human health or the environment resulting from the use of lead shot. Anticipated Effective Date: June 28, 2002. Comment Period Ends: May 13, 2002. Contact: Ken Beard at (717) 783-9475 or e-mail:

   DEP ID: 013-0830-007. Title: Formats for Required Electronic Deliverable GIS Attachments. Description: The Department is in the process of implementing web-based applications and reporting tools to be used by applicants for permits and reporting required by permits or other regulatory requirements. This policy establishes the standards, requirements and acceptable formats for external and internal electronic GIS attachments. This document identifies the standards that should be followed to ensure that a GIS-related item submitted to the Department will be in an acceptable format. Anticipated Effective Date: July 13, 2002. Comment Period Ends: May 13, 2002. Contact: Rick Bennett at (717) 705-3870 or e-mail:

   DEP ID: 363-2134-013. Title: Permit Guidelines For Phased NPDES Stormwater Construction Permits, Erosion and Sediment Control Permits, and Waterway Restoration. Project Permits Description: The Department's approach to permit phased construction and waterway restoration activities uses existing authority to promote the development of comprehensive project plans, provide for a single and complete project review, ensure impacts from construction and waterway restoration activities are minimized, allow for more efficient use of grant money, provide implementation flexibility for long range planning and minimize delays in project implementation. It is the policy of the Department to ensure projects requiring its permits are reviewed as single and complete projects and meet all public health, safety and environmental requirements. The Department is also committed to the implementation of an effective, efficient and flexible permit application and review process that eliminates redundant processing procedures and ensures public notice, while meeting its commitment to the public interest and the environment. Anticipated Effective Date: July 2002. Comment Period Ends: May 13, 2002. Contact: Ken Reisinger at (717) 787-6827 or e-mail:


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-581. Filed for public inspection April 12, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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