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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 01-357


Availability of Technical Guidance

[31 Pa.B. 1286]

   Technical guidance documents are on DEP's world wide web site ( at the public participation center. The ''December 2000 Inventory'' heading is the governor's list of non-regulatory 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. Please 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.

Notice to Rescind Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 383-3301-405 Title: Lab Reporting Instructions for Unregulated Chemical Contaminants. Description: The guidance document has been incorporated into the consolidated Lab Manuals in February 2001, and in turn is being rescinded (as a separate document) from the Department's Technical Guidance Inventory. Effective Date: March 3, 2001 Contact: Trudy Troutman at (717) 783-3795 or email at:

Draft Guidance--Substantive Revision

   DEP ID: 383-5500-213 Title: Small Water Systems Regionalization Grant Program. Description: The changes to this guidance manual reflect the grant manual modifications, which now emphasize implementation of regional solutions to drinking water supply issues and alternatives that may be identified in the subject study. It has been structured to obtain a higher level of project detail from prospective grant applicants in order to improve the technical merit of their submissions. Anticipated Effective Date: July 1, 2001 Comment Period Ends: April 2, 2001 Contact: Charles Spacek at (717) 772-2186 or email at

Draft Guidance--New Guidance

   DEP ID: 383-5500-613 Title: Small Water Systems Consolidation Construction Grant Program. Description: This program has been created to implement the recommendations of the Small Water Systems Regionalization studies, County Water Supply Planning studies or similar feasibility studies. A lack of construction grant funds has been identified as one important reason fewer than expected regionalization projects have been implemented. Anticipated Effective Date: July 1, 2001 Comment Period Ends: April 2, 2001. Contact: Charles Spacek at (717) 772-2186 or email at


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 01-357. Filed for public inspection March 2, 2001, 9:00 a.m.]

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