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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 17-112


Availability of Technical Guidance

[47 Pa.B. 359]
[Saturday, January 21, 2017]

 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—New Guidance

DEP ID: 310-2137-006. Title: Chapter 105 Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit Comprehensive Environmental Assessment of Proposed Project Impacts. Description: This proposed technical guidance is intended to clarify the process for completing the information requirements for a Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit application, Environmental Assessment Form # 3150-PM-BWEW0017. Currently, the permit application requirements generally address proposed project impacts to waters of the Commonwealth associated with small scale projects located in a single county and covered by a single permit application. Large scale projects, however, often cross more than one county and are covered by multiple permit applications necessitating the need for a comprehensive review of all proposed impacts to waters of the Commonwealth from the entire project. This guidance outlines for the permit applicant the required project wide comprehensive environmental assessment information in the permit application in accordance with the rules and regulations of 25 Pa. Code Chapter 105 (relating to dam safety and waterway management).

Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by Tuesday, March 21, 2017. 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 encouraged to review this proposed guidance and submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at or by e-mail to Written comments should be submitted to the Technical Guidance Coordinator, Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063.

Contact: Questions regarding this technical guidance document should be directed to Sidney Freyermuth, Chief, Water Obstruction and Encroachments, Bureau of Waterways Engineering and Wetlands at (717) 772-5977 or

Effective Date: January 21, 2017

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 17-112. Filed for public inspection January 20, 2017, 9:00 a.m.]

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