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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 99-416


Availability Of Guidance

[29 Pa.B. 1440]

   Guidance Documents are on DEP's World Wide Web site ( at the Public Participation Center. The ''January 1999 Inventory'' heading is the Governor's List of Non-regulatory Documents. The ''Search the Inventory of Technical Guidance Documents'' heading is a database of the Inventory. The ''Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various DEP bureaus and from there to each bureau's final technical guidance documents. The ''Draft Technical Guidance'' heading is the link to DEP's draft technical guidance documents.

   DEP will continue to revise its documents, as necessary, throughout 1999.

Ordering Paper Copies Of DEP Guidance

   Persons can order a bound paper copy of the latest Inventory or an unbound paper copy of any of the final documents listed on the Inventory by calling DEP at (717) 783-8727.

   In addition, bound copies of some of DEP's documents are available as DEP publications. Please check with the appropriate bureau for more information about the availability of a particular document as a publication.

Changes To Guidance Documents

   Here is the current list of recent changes. Persons who have any questions or comments about a particular document should call the contact person whose name and phone number is listed with each document. Persons who have questions or comments in general should call Joe Sieber at (717) 783-8727.

Final Guidance--Substantive Revision

   DEP ID: 391-2000-010 Title: Implementation Guidance Section 95.6 Management of Point Source Phosphorus Discharges to Lakes, Ponds and Impoundments Description: This document provides guidance on the implementation of Section 95.6 Management of Point Source Phosphorus Discharges to Lakes, Ponds and Impoundments. It is applicable to discharges to watersheds and their tributaries that flow into lakes, ponds and impoundments that have a hydraulic residence time of 14 days or more, based on average annual flow conditions. This technical guidance considers the impact of both point and non-point sources on lake water quality. NOTE: The revisions include reorganization of the existing material, and the inclusion of a new section describing control strategy, a revised Phosphorus Control Decision Matrix, a discussion of Significance Analysis, Phase I TMDLs for Phosphorus, data requirements for the computer application, and a detailed explanation of the calculations that are carried out in the Lake for Windows computer application. Effective Date: March 20, 1999 Contact: Chuck Yingling at (717) 787-9637.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 99-416. Filed for public inspection March 12, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]

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