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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-2464


Availability of Technical Guidance

[40 Pa.B. 7429]
[Saturday, December 25, 2010]

 Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at 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.

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: 270-0810-006. Title: Interim Guidance for Performing Single Stationary Source Determinations for the Oil and Gas Industries. Description: The purpose of this notice is to inform the general public and regulated industry of single source determinations issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a fact specific and case-by-case basis for major stationary source permitting actions. The compilation of single source determinations recently provided to the Department's Air Quality Permitting staff include recent single source determinations issued by EPA for the oil and gas industries on October 18, 2010. Currently, there are significant gas exploration and extraction activities occurring in this Commonwealth. As a result, there are permitting issues related to whether the air emissions from exploration, extraction or production activities should be aggregated to determine whether the emissions from these sources constitute a single ''major stationary source'' or ''major facility'' for purposes of New Source Review, Title V permitting programs and Prevention of Significant Deterioration. In addition to this summary, the Department intends to develop technical guidance for public review and comment. The Draft Technical Guidance Document is expected to be published during the Summer of 2011. Contact: Questions regarding the interim guidance and suggestions for the draft technical guidance document can be directed to Krishnan Ramamurthy, Chief of the Division of Permits, Bureau of Air Quality at or (717) 787-4325.

 Effective Date: December 25, 2010.

Draft Technical Guidance—Substantive Revision

 DEP ID: 012-0900-001. Title: Policy for Development and Publication of Technical Guidance. Description: The Department is updating its policy for the publication of nonregulatory guidance documents to reflect changes in procedures and technology since the last revision. Contact: Questions regarding the draft technical guidance document should be directed to Robert Altenburg at (717) 783-8727 or Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this proposed technical guidance document by January 24, 2010. 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 Robert Altenburg, Department of Environmental Protection Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 16th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17105 or by e-mail to

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


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-2464. Filed for public inspection December 23, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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