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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-986


Availability of Technical Guidance

[32 Pa.B. 2813]

   Technical guidance documents are on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) website ( at the Public Participation Center page. The ''May 2002 Inventory'' heading is the Governor's list of nonregulatory guidance documents. The ''Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various the Department bureaus and from there to each bureau's final technical guidance documents. The ''Draft Technical Guidance'' heading is the link to the Department's draft technical guidance documents.

Ordering Paper Copies of the 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 the 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

   Following is the current list of recent changes. Persons who have questions or comments about a particular document should call the contact person whose name and phone number is listed with each document.

Final Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 253-0300-100. Title: Land Recycling Program Technical Guidance Manual. Description: This manual, originally developed in 1997, has been being revised to assist remediators in satisfying the requirements of Act 2 and the recently amended regulations of 25 Pa. Code Chapter 250. The manual provides suggestions and examples of how to approach site characterization, remediation and demonstration of attainment, as well as other revisions. Effective Date: June 8, 2002. Contact: David Hess at (717) 783-9480 or e-mail

   DEP ID: 013-0830-006. Title: Formats for Required Electronic Deliverable CAD Attachments. Description: The Department is 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, prepared to assist in this process, establishes the standards, requirements and acceptable formats for external and internal electronic attachments. This policy will ensure the uniformity, reliability and compatibility of CAD electronic attachments received by the Department. Effective Date: June 8, 2002. Contact: Rick Bennett at (717) 705-3870 or e-mail:

   DEP ID: 012-0200-001. Title: Policy for Consideration of Local Comprehensive Plans and Zoning Ordinances in DEP Review of Permits for Facilities and Infrastructure. Description: The Department has amended its permit review process to consider, and under certain conditions rely upon, comprehensive planning and zoning ordinances in our decision-making process on authorizations related to facilities and infrastructure. This document includes revisions to the current policy in place. Effective Date: June 8, 2002. Contact: Lou Guerra at (717) 783-8727 or e-mail:


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-986. Filed for public inspection June 7, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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