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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Availability of Technical Guidance

[49 Pa.B. 2312]
[Saturday, May 4, 2019]

 Technical guidance documents (TGD) are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at 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 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 call the contact person whose name and phone number is listed with each document.

Draft TGD: Substantive Revision

DEP ID: 562-4180-306. Title: Civil Penalty Assessments for Coal Mining Operations. Description: This guidance explains how the Bureau of District Mining Operations calculates civil penalties for violations cited on coal mining and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits and clarifies terminology and procedures for assessing civil penalties. The civil penalty assessment procedures for water effluent violations are now in a separate section and were expanded to incorporate the factors considered under The Clean Streams Law (35 P.S. §§ 691.1—691.1001) and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 92a (relating to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting, monitoring and compliance).

Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft TGD through Monday, June 3, 2019. All comments, including comments submitted by e-mail must include the commentator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment or by e-mail to ecomment@pa.gov. 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 Eric Oliver at eoliver@pa.gov or (814) 342-8200.

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

PATRICK McDONNELL, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-665. Filed for public inspection May 3, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]



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