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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 03-2271


Availability of Technical Guidance

[33 Pa.B. 5877]

   Technical guidance documents are on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) website ( at the Public Participation Center page. The ''Current Inventory'' heading is the Governor's list of the Department's nonregulatory guidance documents. The ''Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various Department bureaus and from there to each bureau's final technical guidance documents. The ''Draft Technical Guidance'' heading is the link to the Department's draft technical guidance documents.

Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance

   The Department 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 the Department at (717) 783-8727.

   In addition, bound copies of some of the Department's documents are available as Department 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.

Final Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 391-0300-002. Title: Water Quality Antidegradation Implementation Guidance. Description: The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to Department staff, the regulated community and the public in understanding the implementation of the Antidegradation Program. Previously, the Department held a series of public meetings and hearings on the draft guidance to gather comments from a variety of sources. Additionally, the goal of the Antidegradation Program is to protect existing and designated uses of all surface waters and to protect the existing quality of High Quality and Exceptional Value waters. This document describes procedures used in administering the antidegradation component of the Commonwealth's Water Quality Standards as required under the Federal Clean Water Act. It applies to all persons conducting or planning to conduct activities that may impact surface waters in this Commonwealth. Effective Date: November 29, 2003. Contact: Rick Shertzer, (717) 787-9637,


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-2271. Filed for public inspection November 26, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]

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