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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-1315


Availability of Technical Guidance

[31 Pa.B. 4011]

   Technical guidance documents are on DEP's website ( at the Public Participation Center page. The ''July 2001 Inventory'' heading is the Governor's list of nonregulatory guidance documents. 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 nonregulatory documents, as necessary, throughout 2001.

Ordering Paper Copies Of DEP Technical Guidance

   DEP encourages the use of the Internet to view guidance documents. When this option is not available, 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. Check with the appropriate bureau for more information about the availability of a particular document as a publication.

Changes To Technical Guidance Documents

   Following 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.

Draft Technical Guidance

   DEP ID:  362-0300-007 Title:  Alternate and Experimental Systems Guidance Description: This document applies to the siting, design and construction of all alternate and experimental onlot sewage treatment systems proposed under the requirements of 25 Pa. Code §§ 73.71 and 73.72. The purpose of this document is to provide current technical standards for all available alternate and experimental onlot systems and to update these standards periodically through amendments to this document. Anticipated Effective Date: October 1, 2001 Comment Period Ends: August 20, 2001 Contact: Trudy Troutman at (717) 783-3795 or e-mail at

Draft Technical Guidance--Substantive Revision

   DEP ID: 400-2200-001 Title: Guidelines for the Development and Implementation of Environmental Emergency Response Plans Description: The purpose of this document is to improve and preserve the purity of the waters of the Commonwealth by prompt adequate response to all emergencies and accidental spills of polluting substances for the protection of public health, animal and aquatic life and for recreation. The document is being revised to reflect changes in the Addendum, Section 2, Item I, Certification Requirements for Non-Storm Water Discharges. References to regulations have been updated in Table I and Procedures, Item A. Some addresses and telephone contact numbers have also been updated. Anticipated Effective Date: September 1, 2001 Comment Period Ends: August 20, 2001 Contact: Charles High at (717) 787-5027 or e-mail at


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-1315. Filed for public inspection July 20, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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