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Availability of Technical Guidance

[42 Pa.B. 7864]
[Saturday, December 29, 2012]

 Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at http://www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us. 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 Document

DEP ID: 550-2100-008. Title: Policy for Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management for Earth Disturbance Associated with Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Processing or Treatment Operations or Transmission Facilities. Description: The Department's Policy for NPDES Permits for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities at Oil and Gas Wells (Document No. 550-2100-008) had been most recently amended on July 26, 2003. Many significant changes, including changes to both Federal and Commonwealth laws and regulations and changes to the type and scope of oil and gas activity, including widespread development of shale formations in this Commonwealth, have occurred since this document was last revised. This policy has been updated to better address the current type and scope of oil and gas activity in this Commonwealth, to be consistent with current laws and regulations and to be consistent with the amended permit. The title of the policy has also been changed to the Policy for Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management for Earth Disturbance Associated with Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, Processing or Treatment Operations or Transmission Facilities to be consistent with the scope of the revised document.

 The Department published a proposed amended permit and policy consistent with the terms of the agreement and the new regulatory requirements at 42 Pa.B. 439 (January 21, 2012) with a 60-day public comment period. The Department received approximately 150 comments from 70 commentators.

Contact: Questions regarding this action should be directed to Joseph Adams, (717) 772-2199 or josepadams@ pa.gov.

Effective Date: December 29, 2012.

Rescission of Technical Guidance

DEP ID: 383-2125-109. Title: Guidance for Using the Modified Minor Permit Amendment for Repainting the Interior of a Potable Water Storage Tank. Description: This document was intended to be used for issuing minor permit amendments for repainting the interior of a potable water storage tank. However, based on a survey of all regions, this guidance is rarely, if ever, used. Most requests for storage tank work include other modifications in addition to repainting, which makes this guidance unnecessary. Additional guidance on design standards and permit requirements for storage tanks may be found in existing guidance, including the Department's Public Water Supply Manual and the Statement of Policy for Chapter 109 Public Water Supply Minor Permit Amendments and Permit Transfers.

Contact: Questions regarding this action should be directed to Parimal Parikh, (717) 772-5679 or pparikh@ pa.gov.

Effective Date: December 29, 2012.

MICHAEL L. KRANCER, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-2530. Filed for public inspection December 28, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]



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