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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-1752


Availability of Technical Guidance

[38 Pa.B. 5367]
[Saturday, September 27, 2008]

   Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at (DEP Keywords: Technical Guidance). The ''Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various Department bureaus where each bureau's final technical guidance documents are posted. 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 2008.

Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance

   The Department encourages the use of the Internet to view and download technical guidance documents. When this option is not available, persons can order a paper copy of any of the Department's draft or final technical guidance documents by contacting 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.

Interim Final Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 274-0300-006. Title: Interim Technical Guidance Pertaining to Continuous Source Monitoring Systems for Mercury. Description: This interim final technical guidance is needed to enable owners and operators of electric generating units (EGUs) subject to 25 Pa. Code §§ 123.201--123.215 (relating to standards for contaminants mercury emissions) to meet the January 1, 2009, deadline established in § 123.210(e) and (f) (relating to general monitoring and reporting requirements) for certification, operation and reporting of continuous source monitoring systems and excepted monitoring technologies. Sections 123.210--123.215 establish requirements for monitoring, certification, sampling and recordkeeping and reporting for continuous source monitoring systems. Many of these requirements reference provisions of 40 CFR Part 75, Subpart I (relating to Hg Mass Emission Provisions) and 40 CFR 63.7521 (relating to What fuel analyses and procedures must I use?).

   This interim final technical guidance document will provide specifications and procedures for mercury continuous source monitoring systems. The guidance will be used by owners and operators of EGUs subject to §§ 123.201--123.215 and by Department personnel responsible for ensuring compliance. The interim technical guidance will remain in effect until the Department adopts revisions to the Continuous Source Monitoring Manual referenced in 25 Pa. Code § 139.102(3) (relating to references). Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on the interim final technical guidance document until October 27, 2008. The Department will accept comments submitted by e-mail, but comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. A return name and address must be included in each e-mail transmission. Written comments should be submitted to Tony A. Pitts, Air Quality Program Specialist, Continuous Source Monitoring Section, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Quality, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468 or tpitts@state. Interim Final Effective Date: September 27, 2008. Contact: Questions regarding the draft interim technical guidance document should be directed to Tony A. Pitts at (717) 772-3973 or

Notice To Rescind Techncial Guidance

   DEP ID: 012-5500-001. Title: 2008 Environmental Education Grants Program Manual and Forms. Description: The 2008 Environmental Education Grants Program Manual and Forms was formerly issued by the Department on October 1, 2008, to provide guidance to organizations interested in applying for the Department's Environmental Education grants program. The Pennsylvania Environmental Education Act (35 P. S. §§ 7521--7528), which authorized that the guidance be provided for public comment, was amended on July 9, 2008. Under the amendments enacted, the Department is no longer required to provide a public comment review period concerning any proposed changes to the guidance. In lieu of retaining the guidance as a Technical Guidance document, with ensuing public comment requirements, the Department is rescinding the guidance. Guidance to apply for future Environmental Education Grants will be announced in the Pennsylvania Bulletin and will be available from the Department (see 38 Pa.B.         for information on the 2009 Environmental Education Grants Program). Contact: Lisa Zell, Department of Environmental Protection, Environmental Education and Information Center, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063, (717) 705-4086 or Effective Date: September 27, 2008.

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-1752. Filed for public inspection September 26, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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