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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 15-1014


Availability of Technical Guidance

[45 Pa.B. 2675]
[Saturday, May 30, 2015]

 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 Document

DEP ID: 012-0900-001. Title: Policy for Development and Publication of Technical Guidance. Description: This policy establishes the standards and procedures for drafting the Department's technical guidance documents (TGD) and describes a uniform process for developing, revising, approving and publishing these documents. The policy has been substantively revised to clarify existing processes for development and publication of TGDs, and to enhance public transparency surrounding this process. Included in the revisions to this policy is establishment of a method to submit electronic comments online, the new eComment for Policies. eComment allows for more effective submission of comments by the public and management of those comments by the Department. As part of eComment for Policies, all public comments will be publicly available for view in eComment within 5 business days of their receipt, and will remain available until respective documents are finalized. Also included as a revision is establishment of a Non-Regulatory Agenda indicating TGDs and other documents the Department intends to develop on an annual basis to provide additional transparency for the public.

Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this interim final TGD by July 14, 2015. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the originator's name and address. Commentators are urged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment for Policies at Written comments should be submitted to Laura Henry, Technical Guidance Coordinator, Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Policy, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063,

Contact: Laura Henry, (717) 783-8727,

Effective Date: May 30, 2015

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-1014. Filed for public inspection May 29, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]

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