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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 18-1175



Availability of Technical Guidance

[48 Pa.B. 4585]
[Saturday, July 28, 2018]

 Technical guidance documents (TGD) 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: 012-0900-001. Title: Policy for the Development and Publication of Technical Guidance. Description: This document explains to the public and the regulated community the Department's process for developing TGD. The purpose of this policy is to outline the Department's key considerations for the development of TGDs, the tools available to enhance transparency in the TGD process, public comment periods, and the maintenance and distribution processes of TGDs. The draft document was available for a 60-day public comment period and received comments from seven individuals and organizations. Revisions made in response to the comments the Department received include: removing unused definitions; clarifying the relationship between TGDs and regulatory requirements; changing the online location of the Non-Regulatory Agenda; providing a distinction between policies and TGDs; and noting that Department's Director of External Affairs can help Department staff identify stakeholders for additional outreach opportunities.

Contact: Questions regarding this document should be directed to Abbey Cadden, Policy Office at or (717) 705-3769.

Effective Date: July 28, 2018


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 18-1175. Filed for public inspection July 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]

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