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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-821


Availability of Technical Guidance

[44 Pa.B. 2478]
[Saturday, April 19, 2014]

 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: 012-4180-001. Title: Policy for the Consideration of Community Environmental Projects in Conjunction with Assessment of Civil Penalty. Description: The Department staff will consider the performance of a Community Environmental Project (CEP), in appropriate situations, in lieu of a portion of the amount of civil penalty it will accept as a settlement. The Department may, in determining the amount of civil penalty to collect, consider projects that have substantial public health or environmental benefits. The Department may consider CEPs in situations it decides are appropriate, as an exercise of its enforcement discretion. Additional consideration may be given to CEPs proposed in areas that are susceptible to disproportionate environmental impacts and projects that will benefit conditions in an environmental justice area. The Department sought input from the Citizens Advisory Council and the Environmental Justice Advisory Board in the development of this policy. Where possible, those comments were included in the version that was shared with the public for comment. Due to the early involvement of both advisory groups prior to public comment, neither had additional comments on the version published for public comment. This revised guidance was published as draft at 43 Pa.B. 6450 (October 26, 2013), for a 30-day public comment period. Comments were received from two commentators. Subsequent to publication, the Department completed minor edits in response to the public comments. Revisions to the draft technical guidance document resulting from the public comments are described in the accompanying Comment-Response Document.

Contact: Questions regarding this action should be directed to Laura Henry at (717) 705-3769 or

Effective Date: April 19, 2014


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-821. Filed for public inspection April 18, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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