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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 04-1247


Availability of Technical Guidance

[34 Pa.B. 3644]

   Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) website: (DEP Keyword:  Participate). The ''Current Inventory'' heading is the Governor's list of nonregulatory 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 the Department's draft technical guidance documents.

   The Department will continue to revise its nonregulatory documents, as necessary, throughout 2004.

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 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.

Draft Technical Guidance

   DEP ID:  012-0900-003. Title: Draft Policy on Public Participation in the Permit Application Review Process. Description:  This policy establishes a framework for public participation in the permit application review process by providing consistent guidelines for how the Department encourages public participation in the review of a permit application, and how it reviews and responds to comments received during the public participation process. Written Comments: Interested persons should submit written comments on draft technical guidance document #012-0900-003 by August 25, 2004. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. The Department will accept comments submitted by e-mail. A return name and address must be included in each e-mail transmission. Written comments should be submitted to Lou Guerra, Jr., DEP Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 15th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17105, (717) 783-8727,

Final Technical Guidance

   DEP ID:  012-0200-003. Title:  Public Access to Information Policy. Description: This policy clarifies the Department's existing records management procedures to fulfill the Department's obligations under the Right-to-Know Law, as amended by the act of June 28, 2002 (P. L. 663, No. 100), and to abide by Amended Management Directive 205.36 to establish written procedures and take certain actions to implement the Right-to-Know Law. The policy makes records procedures more clear, uniform and efficient. Notice of an Interim Technical Guidance was published at 32 Pa.B. 6311 (December 21, 2002) with a 60-day public comment period. Effective Date: July 10, 2004. Contact: Lou Guerra, Jr., (717) 783-8727,


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-1247. Filed for public inspection July 9, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]

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