Regulatory Basics Initiative; Schedule for Amending Existing Regulations

[26 Pa.B. 3165]

   The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has developed a schedule for the development of new rulemakings as part of the DEP's Regulatory Basics Initiative.

   The Regulatory Basics Initiative was announced in August of 1995 as an overall review of the Department's regulations and policies. The Department solicited public comments in August of 1995 by giving the regulated community, local governments, environmental interests and the general public the opportunity to identify specific regulations and guidance which are either more stringent than Federal standards; serve as barriers to innovation; are obsolete or unnecessary, or which impose costs beyond reasonable environmental benefits; and serve as barriers to adopting new environmental technologies, recycling and pollution prevention.

   This schedule contains a listing, by Bureau, of the rulemaking packages which will be proposed as a result of this Initiative. Each rulemaking contains a summary of the proposal and anticipated dates for first drafts, advisory committee review, and EQB consideration of the proposed rulemaking. A chronological list of all rulemakings which are anticipated for submission to the EQB in 1996 and 1997 is contained at the beginning of this report.

   Copies of this schedule are available on the Department's Web Site at (choose Public Participation Center/Hot Topics/Regulatory Basics Initiative) or from Barbara Sexton at (717) 783-1303 or e-mail


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 96-1097. Filed for public inspection July 5, 1996, 9:00 a.m.]

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