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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-459



Availability of Technical Guidance

[49 Pa.B. 1604]
[Saturday, March 30, 2019]

 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 TGDs are posted. The ''Technical Guidance Draft Documents'' heading is the link to the Department's draft TGDs.

Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance

 The Department encourages the use of the Internet to view and download TGDs. When this option is not available, persons can order a paper copy of any of the Department's draft or final TGDs 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 TGDs

 Following is the current list of recent changes. Persons who have questions or comments about a particular document should contact the person whose name and phone number is listed with each document.

Draft TGD: Substantive Revision

DEP ID: 563-2112-217. Title: Alkaline Addition for Surface Coal Mines. Description: This guidance explains the situations where alkaline addition at surface coal mine sites is appropriate and describes the options and procedures for operators to maintain and achieve compliance with environmental protection standards including calculation of application rates and placement of alkaline material. The existing TGD has not been updated since 1997. The Department's experience in issuing permits with alkaline addition over the last 20 years has led to this update. Three areas of focus are: 1) best practices regarding location and mixing of the alkaline material; 2) use of coal ash and coproducts/general permits for alkaline addition; and 3) updating the process of determining target net neutralization potential required for a site.

Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft TGD by Monday, April 29, 2019. All comments, including comments submitted by e-mail must include the originator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at www.ahs. or by e-mail to Written comments can also 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 TGD can be directed to Greg Greenfield at or (717) 787-3174.

Effective Date: Upon publication as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-459. Filed for public inspection March 29, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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