HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it will hold a webinar at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10 to discuss Chapter 105 Proposed Technical Guidance Documents.
The webinar will provide an overview of the four proposed technical guidance documents and discuss the need, benefits and purpose of the documents. A technical guidance document provides information to the regulated community about how to comply with applicable laws and regulations.
Information concerning the proposed in lieu fee program, that involves the restoration, establishment, enhancement and/or preservation of aquatic resources, will also be provided.
The webinar is geared toward, but not limited to, homeowners, developers, transportation engineers, mining operators and oil and gas operators.
Three of the proposed technical guidance documents establish the basis for evaluating water resources and dictate the parameters used to assign the condition of water resources. The fourth proposed technical guidance standardizes the process to determine the amount of replacement resources needed to offset a project's impacts to water resources.
Public comments on the proposed technical guidance documents are encouraged. The public comment period began on March 8 and continues until May 7. Written comments should be submitted to Kenneth Murin, P. O. Box 8460, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8460. Copied, duplicated comments will not be accepted.
Comments submitted by email must include the originator's name and address and sent to the respective email addresses below:
- Pennsylvania Lacustrine Condition Level 2 Rapid Assessment Protocol (DEP ID: 310-2137-004) RA-EPTG04L2LACUSTRI@pa.gov
- Pennsylvania Riverine Condition Level 2 Rapid Assessment Protocol (DEP ID: 310-2137-003) RA-EPTG03L2RIVERINEC@pa.gov
- Pennsylvania Wetland Condition Level 2 Rapid Assessment Protocol (DEP ID: 310-2137-002) RA-EPTG02L2WETLDCOM@pa.gov
- Pennsylvania Function Based Aquatic Resource Compensation Protocol (DEP ID: 310-2137-001) RA-EPTG01COMPCOMENTS@pa.gov
Copies of the proposed technical guidance documents are available at www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: "Proposals Currently Open for Comment".
Preregistration is required to participate in the webinar. To register, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on the webinar button.
The webinar will be recorded and posted on the DEP website for future viewing.
For more information, call 717-787-3411.
Media contact: Amanda Witman, 717-787-1323
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection