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Availability of Technical Guidance

[43 Pa.B. 6450]
[Saturday, October 26, 2013]

 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.

Draft Technical Guidance—Substantive Revision

DEP ID: 012-4180-001. Title: Policy for the Consideration of Community Environmental Projects (CEP) in Conjunction with Assessment of Civil Penalty. Description: This policy provides guidance on the process Department staff will follow for considering, in appropriate situations, the acceptance of a CEP in lieu of a portion of the amount of a civil penalty. This policy also provides guidance on what types of projects will generally be found to be acceptable and unacceptable.

Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this Draft Policy by 5 p.m. on November 25, 2013. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by electronic mail, must include the originator's name and address. Written comments should be submitted to Holly Cairns, Department of Environmental Protection, 400 Market Street, P. O. Box 2063, Rachel Carson State Office Building, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063, (717) 787-6490 or electronically to RA-EPpubliccomments@pa.gov.

Contact: Questions regarding this action should be directed towards to Holly Cairns at (717) 787-6490 or RA-EPpubliccomments@pa.gov.

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

Final Technical Guidance Document—Minor Revision

DEP ID: 262-4500-606. Title: Applicable or Relevant and Appropriate Requirements (ARARs) for Cleanup Response and Remedial Actions in Pennsylvania. Description: This Technical Guidance Document has been renumbered due to the Department's reorganization. It was formerly published under the document number 253-4500-606 (Bureau of Waste Management) and has been changed to 262-4500-606 (Bureau of Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields). Other changes in this document also reflect the Department's reorganization.

Contact: Questions regarding this action should be directed to Mark Conaron at (717) 783-9165 or mconaron@pa.gov.

Effective Date: October 26, 2013.

Final Technical Guidance—Supplementary Comment Period

DEP ID: 021-2100-001. Title: Policy for Implementing the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) Permit Review Process and Permit Decision Guarantee. Description: On July 24, 2012, Governor Corbett signed Executive Order 2012-11 ''Permit Decision Guarantee for the Department of Environmental Protection'' directing the Department to, among other things, establish a Permit Review Process and Permit Decision Guarantee. The executive order also rescinded the Money Back Guarantee created under Executive Order 1995-5.

 The Department has evaluated the effectiveness of the new process and guarantee established through this policy on a quarterly basis throughout the first year of implementation. As part of our program evaluation the Department is holding a supplementary comment period on this policy.

 Information pertaining to the Department's Permit Review Process and Permit Decision Guarantee can be found on the Department's web site at www.dep.state.pa.us (DEP Search/Keyword: Permit Decision Guarantee).

Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this Technical Guidance Document by December 4, 2013. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. All comments, including comments submitted by electronic mail, must include the originator's name and address. Written comments should be submitted to Daniel Coulter, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg PA, 17101, (717) 772-5626, dcoulter@pa.gov.

Contact: Questions regarding this action should be directed towards to Daniel Coulter at (717) 772-5626 or dcoulter@pa.gov.

Effective Date: The document became effective on November 3, 2012. Any revisions that may be made in response to public comments will become effective upon publication as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

E. CHRISTOPHER ABRUZZO, 
Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 13-1992. Filed for public inspection October 25, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]



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