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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-994


Availability of Technical Guidance

[40 Pa.B. 2822]
[Saturday, May 29, 2010]

 Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at (DEP Keywords: ''eLibrary''). The ''Technical Guidance 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 Technical Guidance Draft Documents heading is the link to the Department's draft technical guidance documents.

 The Department will continue to revise its nonregulatory documents, as necessary, throughout 2010.

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.

Draft Technical Guidance—Substantive Revision

 DEP ID: 275-2101-003. Title: Air Quality Permit Exemptions. Description: Under 25 Pa. Code § 127.14 (relating to exemptions), the Department may determine sources or classes of sources which may be exempt from the plan approval and permitting requirements of 25 Pa. Code Chapter 127 (relating to construction, modification, reactivation and operation of sources). In accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 127.14(d), the listing of these determinations is being revised and a draft is now available. The Department is posting this technical guidance document for a supplementary public comment period due to additional changes that were made from the previous proposal published at 38 Pa.B. 6424 (November 22, 2008). The Plan Approval and Operating Permit Exemptions guidance document identifies the following: exemptions under § 127.14(a); exemptions under 25 Pa. Code § 127.14(a)(8), that do not require submission of a Request for Determination (RFD) form and exemption criteria that the Department may use when an owner or operator of a source or a facility is seeking an exemption; further qualifications regarding plan approval exempted sources; exemptions under 25 Pa. Code § 127.14(a)(9) related to physical changes; and exemption criteria for operating permits. This guidance document is applicable to sources, which will be constructed as a new source, or modified after the effective date of this technical guidance document. It does not apply to sources which were constructed or modified prior to the effective date of this guidance document and operating lawfully without a permit. The Department is revising an exemption pertains to oil and gas exploration and production facilities and operations at Category No. 38. The owners and operators of engines not meeting the requirements identified in Category No. 38 are required to submit a request for determination to the Department. If the RFD is not approved by the Department, an application seeking authorization to use a general permit or plan approval application must be submitted to the Department, as appropriate. Comments: Written comments should be submitted to Virendra Trivedi, Environmental Engineer Manager, New Source Review Section, Division of Permits, Bureau of Air Quality, 12th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468. 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. Comments must be received by the Department by June 28, 2010. Contact: Questions regarding the draft technical guidance document should be directed to Jeanette Van Skike, at or (717) 787-4325.

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


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-994. Filed for public inspection May 28, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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