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The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the September 4 PA Bulletin inviting comments on draft technical guidance on Chapter 105 Alternatives Analysis [DEP ID: 310-2100-002].              

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the September 4 PA Bulletin inviting comments on draft technical guidance on Chapter 105 Alternatives Analysis [DEP ID: 310-2100-002].              

The guidance seeks to—

— Clarify the appropriate level of analysis required for evaluating alternatives for projects requiring an Individual Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit under 25 Pa. Code Chapter 105 (relating to dam safety and waterway management).

— Provides guidelines for determining if an alternative should be considered practicable.

— Establishes a common, complete and consistent level of understanding of the information needed by the Department to adequately review alternatives analyses for Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit applications proposing impacts to aquatic resources.

Click Here for a copy of the draft guidance.

Comments are due October 4.  Read the PA Bulletin notice for instructions on how to submit comments. Questions should be directed to Andy Klinger at anklinger@pa.gov or 717-772-5975.

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