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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-618



Availability of Technical Guidance

[49 Pa.B. 2065]
[Saturday, April 27, 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 technical guidance documents.

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 call the contact person whose name and phone number is listed with each document.

Withdrawal of Technical Guidance

DEP ID: 800-4000-002. Title: Civil Penalty Assessment Informal Hearing Procedure for the Office of Oil and Gas Management. Description: This TGD was published as a draft at 44 Pa.B. 2582 (April 26, 2014). Section 3256 of the 2012 Oil and Gas Act (act) (58 Pa.C.S. § 3256) provides that the Department may assess a civil penalty for violations of the act or a regulation, order or permit issued by the Department under the act, after a hearing. Section 3256 of the act further provides that a person charged with a penalty must, within 30 days of notification, pay the penalty or file an appeal of the assessment with the Environmental Hearing Board. This document outlined a procedure for the conduct of the informal civil penalty assessment hearings. This document is being withdrawn because it is not necessary.

Contact: Questions regarding this action can be directed to Kurt Klapkowski, Bureau of Oil and Gas Plan- ning and Program Management, P.O. Box 8765, Harrisburg, PA at or (717) 772-2199.

Effective Date: April 27, 2019


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-618. Filed for public inspection April 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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