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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 07-319


Availability of Technical Guidance

[37 Pa.B. 998]
[Saturday, February 24, 2007]

   Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) website at (DEP Keywords: 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 2007.

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: 383-2300-002 Title: Training Provider Manual for the Pennsylvania Water and Wastewater System Operator Training Program. Description: This guidance provides instructions to private training providers on how to apply to become an approved provider (sponsor) of water and wastewater training in this Commonwealth and how to obtain approval of training courses taught to water and wastewater operators in this Commonwealth. The manual describes sponsor responsibilities, course guidelines and other elements of this Commonwealth's water and wastewater training approval process. Substantive revisions were made to the guidance to update application forms and instructions and to clarify and simplify course and sponsor guidelines, application processing and training sponsor reporting procedures. Other improvements made to the guidance included the addition of a new Conference Notification form to simplify the application and approval process sponsors may follow when applying to have their conferences approved for continuing education credit and the addition of two new Roster Reporting forms to simplify how approved sponsors must report to the Department the attendance at distance education courses and conferences. Other revisions include the addition of an associates degree program in water and/or wastewater as an option an approved sponsor may offer as well as revised guidelines on the use of these degrees to offset precertification operating experience requirements. The glossary of terms was also expanded and the definitions of some terms were clarified. Notice of the substantive revisions to the guidance was published at 36 Pa.B. 5742 (September 9, 2006), with provision for a 30-day public comment period. The Department did not receive comments from the public during the comment period. Following the public comment period, the Department made minor editorial word changes to the guidance to enhance the clarity of the document. Contact: Barry Greenawald, Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 11th Floor, P. O. Box 8467, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8467, (717) 787-0130; Effective Date: February 24, 2007


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 07-319. Filed for public inspection February 23, 2007, 9:00 a.m.]

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