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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 11-1507


Availability of Technical Guidance

[41 Pa.B. 4815]
[Saturday, September 3, 2011]

 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.

Final Technical Guidance—Substantive Revision

 DEP ID: 562-2112-503. Title: Blasting Near Utility Lines on Mining and Construction Sites and Bituminous Coal Mining Within the Right-of-Way or Easement of Utility Lines. Description: This guidance is being revised to provide better protection to underground or overhead utility lines from the effects of blasting. These revisions result in guidance that more clearly follows the regulatory language in limiting blasting's effect on utility lines than the guidance it replaces and includes guidance on the regulation of blasting near underground utility lines in anthracite coal mining, noncoal mining and on construction sites. Contact: Questions regarding this technical guidance document should be directed to Richard Lamkie at or (717) 783-9892.

Effective Date: September 3, 2011.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-1507. Filed for public inspection September 2, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]

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