Availability of Technical Guidance
[34 Pa.B. 2890]
Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) website at www.dep.state.pa.us (DEP Keyword: Participate). The ''Current Inventory'' heading is the Governor's list of 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.
The Department will continue to revise its nonregulatory documents, as necessary, throughout 2004.
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 questions or comments about a particular document should call the contact person whose name and phone number is listed with each document.
Interim Final Technical Guidance
DEP ID: 383-2129-002. Title: Guidance for Evaluating Alternate Recycle Return Locations Proposed under the Filter Backwash Recycling Rule (FBRR). Description: The Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule and the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule require all systems utilizing surface water or groundwater under the direct influence of surface water (GUDI) to achieve at least 2-log removal of Cryptosporidium. To insure that the practice of recycling does not adversely affect the ability of a plant to meet this requirement, the FBRR requires that certain recycle flows in conventional and direct filtration facilities be returned to a location in the plant so the recycle flow passes through all of the treatment processes by June 8, 2004. The FBRR also allows the return of recycle flows to a location other than the head of the plant if the Department determines that use of the alternate location will not adversely affect the ability of the plant to achieve 2-log Cryptosporidium removal. This guidance was developed to aid permitting staff in evaluating requests to recycle to alternate locations. Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on interim final technical guidance document #383-2129-002 until June 28, 2004. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. The Department will accept comments submitted by e-mail. A return name and address must be included in each e-mail transmission. Written comments should be submitted to Rodney Nesmith, Bureau of Water Supply and Wastewater Management, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, rnesmith@state. pa.us. Questions regarding the interim final technical guidance document should be directed to Rodney Nesmith, (717) 783-9719. Interim Final Effective Date: May 29, 2004.
Draft Technical Guidance
DEP ID: 362-5512-004. Title: Recognition of Cost Items Associated with Concurrent Act 537 and Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) Planning. Description: This guidance provides for the consistent administration of planning grants to counties, municipalities and municipal authorities under the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act (35 P. S. §§ 750.1--750.20a). It provides a listing of LTCP Act 537 planning activities and guidance as to whether the costs associated with these listed activities are eligible for support by Act 537 grant moneys. Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on draft technical guidance document #362-5512-004 until June 28, 2004. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. The Department will accept comments submitted by e-mail. A return name and address must be included in each e-mail transmission. Written comments should be submitted to John McHale, Bureau of Water Supply and Wastewater Management, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, email@example.com. Questions regarding the draft technical guidance document should be directed to John McHale, (717) 787-8184.
KATHLEEN A. MCGINTY,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-953. Filed for public inspection May 28, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]
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