The Department of Environmental Protection published notice March 21 of two proposed technical guidance documents implementing the Act 162 stream buffer requirements law--
--DEP ID: 310-2135-002. Title: Riparian Buffer or Riparian Forest Buffer Equivalency Demonstration. Description: This interim final technical guidance document outlines the equivalency demonstration criteria and process related to the riparian buffer or riparian forest buffer equivalency demonstration required by
-- DEP ID: 310-2135-003. Title: Riparian Buffer or Riparian Buffer Offsetting. Description: This interim final technical guidance document outlines the offsetting criteria and process related to the riparian buffer or riparian forest buffer offsetting required by Act 162.
Comments on both guidance documents are due May 20. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the originator's name and address.
Written comments should be submitted to Jennifer Orr, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Waterways Engineering and Wetlands, Division of NPDES Construction and Erosion Control, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P. O. Box 8460, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8460 or to: firstname.lastname@example.org.DEP will post the proposed guidance documents on the Act 162 webpage. For more information, contact Jennifer Orr, 717-787-3411 or send email to: email@example.com.