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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-2187


Availability of Technical Guidance

[39 Pa.B. 6827]
[Saturday, November 28, 2009]

 Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at (DEP Keywords: ''eLibrary''). 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 2009.

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.

Final Technical Guidance

 DEP ID: 563-2112-606. Title: Procedures for Establishing the Quantity of Water in Low-Yield Wells. Description: Surface and underground coal mine operators are required to conduct premining surveys of the quality and quantity of the water supplies that may be impacted by mining operations. In performing premining surveys to establish the quantity of a water supply, it is important that operators follow established testing procedures to ensure that results are meaningful and valid for pre- and post-mining comparisons. This guidance provides direction to the District Mining staff, surface and underground coal mine operators, and their consultants by establishing alternative methods that may be used to evaluate low-yield water supplies (five gallons per minute or less). The Department did not receive any public comments on this guidance. Contact: Questions regarding the draft technical guidance should be directed to Gregory Shuler at (717) 783-1199,

 Effective date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-2187. Filed for public inspection November 25, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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