Availability of Technical Guidance
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Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) website at www.depweb.state.pa.us (DEP Keyword: Technical Guidance). The ''Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various Department bureaus where each bureau's final technical guidance documents are posted. 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 2006.
Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance
The Department encourages the use of the Internet to view and download technical guidance documents. When this option is not available, persons can order a paper copy of any of the Department's draft or final technical guidance documents by contacting 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.
Final Technical Guidance
DEP ID: 400-2000-301. Title: Policy for Permit Coordination. Description: This guidance identifies coordination procedures to be used by Department staff in the technical review and decision making of projects involving multiple Department permits or authorizations. The guidance complements Departmental guidance #400-2000-300: Model Permit Application Process of July 11, 1994. A notice of availability of the draft version of this document was published at 35 Pa.B. 5871 (October 22, 2005) with provision for a 30-day public comment period that concluded on November 21, 2005. The Department did not receive any public comments on the draft document during the public comment review period. Contact: Renee Bartholomew, Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Field Operations, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 16th Floor, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063, (717) 787-5028, firstname.lastname@example.org. Effective Date: January 14, 2006.
DEP ID: 383-3310-109. Title: Pennsylvania Drinking Water Information System (PADWIS) Inventory Users Manual. Description: This document establishes guidance and protocol for the use and maintenance of a computerized public water system inventory for the management of the Safe Drinking Water Program. It is issued under the authority of the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act (act) (35 P. S. §§ 721.1--721.17) and 25 Pa. Code § 109.301 (relating to general monitoring requirements). A notice of availability of the draft version of this document was published at 35 Pa.B. 4976 (September 3, 2005) with provision for a 30-day public comment period that concluded on October 3, 2005. The Department did not receive any public comments on the draft document during the public comment review period. Contact: Michael Mark, Department of Environmental Protection, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 11th Floor, P. O. Box 8467, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8467, (717) 772-4466, email@example.com. Effective Date: January 14, 2006.
Final Technical Guidance--Substantive Revision
DEP ID: 383-2000-108. Title: Construction and Operation Permits Guidance. Description: The guidance and procedures contained in this document (effective November 1, 1997 at 27 Pa.B. 6278 (November 29, 1997)) provide direction to Department staff for implementing permit issuance and tracking activities under the safe drinking water management programs. Recent substantive changes were made to the guidance. These changes include the establishment of procedures for the issuance of permits under emergency conditions and provisions for assigning numbers to operation permits, including the option of assigning an operation permit with the same permit number provided in the corresponding construction permit. In addition to these changes, the guidance also includes information concerning bottled water systems and noncommunity water systems and the requirements necessary for each to be exempt from construction and operations permitting requirements. Information regarding documentation requirements for all construction, operation, amendment, transfer and emergency permit approvals is also included in the guidance. A notice of availability concerning the substantive changes to the document was published at 35 Pa.B. 1637 (March 5, 2005) with provision for a 30-day public comment period that concluded on April 4, 2005. The Department did not receive any public comments on the substantive revisions during the public comment review period; however, prior to the finalization of the document, the Department made minor changes to sections 2.B. and 8. Specifically, a sentence was added at the end of section 2.B. stating that the recommendation to include an expiration date in construction permits also applies to bottled, vended, retail and bulk water hauling systems, and a phrase was added to section 8 stating that a chronological listing of past permits should be included in permit approvals for consolidated operations permits. The final guidance is issued under the authority of the act and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 109 (relating to safe drinking water). Contact: Tom Franklin, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8467, (717) 783-1820, firstname.lastname@example.org. Effective Date: January 14, 2006.
Draft Technical Guidance:
DEP ID: 291-4200-001. Title: Medical X-ray Procedures Operator Training Guide. Description: This document describes different means by which the regulated community can demonstrate compliance with 25 Pa. Code § 221.11(b) (relating to registrant responsibilities), which requires that operators of X-ray equipment be instructed adequately in safe operating procedures and be competent in the safe use of the equipment. The guidance is quantifiable and based on risk to the patient undergoing the X-ray procedure. The draft guidance is issued under the authority of the Radiation Protection Act (35 P. S. §§ 7110.101--7110.703) and 25 Pa. Code Part I, Subpart D, Article V (relating to radiological health). Written Comments: The Department is seeking comments on draft technical guidance #291-4200-001. Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by February 13, 2006. 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 L. Ray Urciuolo, Chief, Division of Radiation Control, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Radiation Protection, P. O. Box 8469, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8469, email@example.com. Effective Date: Upon publi- cation of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Contact: Questions regarding the draft technical guidance document should be directed to L. Ray Urciuolo, (717) 783-9730, firstname.lastname@example.org.
KATHLEEN A. MCGINTY,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-72. Filed for public inspection January 13, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]
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