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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-510


Availability of Technical Guidance

[38 Pa.B. 1403]
[Saturday, March 22, 2008]

   Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site 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 2008.

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.

Draft Technical Guidance:

   DEP ID: 362-2207-001. Title: Act 537 Program Guidance; Site Suitability and Alternatives Analysis Guidelines for New Land Development Proposing Onlot Sewage Disposal. Description: This guidance provides a consistent and systematic approach for Department staff to follow when reviewing planning submission site suitability and alternatives analysis information submitted to the Department under the Sewage Facilities Act (Act 537) and Department regulations. This guidance also successfully integrates recently developed onlot sewage disposal technology into the existing regulatory framework for Act 537 New Land Development planning, enabling developers and local municipal officials to consider and assess new onlot sewage disposal technologies during the planning phase of new land development. The guidance applies to the preparation and review of Sewage Facilities Planning Modules, assessing site suitability for, or the use of, individual or community onlot sewage systems. Written Comments: The Department is seeking comments on draft technical guidance No. 362-2207-001. Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by April 21, 2008. 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 James Novinger, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 11th Floor, P. O. Box 8774, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, jnovinger@ Contact: Questions regarding the draft technical guidance document should be directed to James Novinger at (717) 787-4317 or by e-mail to jnovinger@ Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-510. Filed for public inspection March 21, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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