Pennsylvania Code & Bulletin

• No statutes or acts will be found at this website.

The Pennsylvania Bulletin website includes the following: Rulemakings by State agencies; Proposed Rulemakings by State agencies; State agency notices; the Governor’s Proclamations and Executive Orders; Actions by the General Assembly; and Statewide and local court rules.

PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-1670


Availability of Technical Guidance

[38 Pa.B. 5086]
[Saturday, September 13, 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--Substantive Revision

   DEP ID: 274-0300-005. Title: Applicability Determination and Implementation Procedures for Continuous Source Monitoring Manual Revision No. 8. Description: This technical guidance document proposes the procedures and schedule to be utilized for the owners/operators of affected facilities to comply with Revision No. 8 of the Continuous Source Monitoring Manual (Manual). This technical guidance document also accomplishes the following:

   A.  It supersedes the previous version of the document titled ''Applicability Determination for Continuous Source Monitoring Manual Revision No. 8'' that was finalized on December 2, 2006, and posted in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on December 27, 2006.

   B.  It addresses concerns and issues that were not identified or adequately covered in the 2006 version of this document.

   C.  It incorporates a comprehensive implementation plan that was developed following the completion and testing of the new CEM Document Processing System (CEMDPS).

   D.  It serves as the official announcement by the Bureau of Air Quality, that the upgraded CEMDPS has become functional. The owners/operators of affected facilities are required to implement the requirements of Revision No. 8 of the Manual as outlined in the technical guidance document.

   This technical guidance document applies to the owners/operators of monitored sources that must comply with the requirements of 25 Pa. Code § 139.102(3) (relating to references) (Manual), (Document No. 274-0300-001). The Manual contains requirements relative to monitoring system design and performance, testing, recordkeeping, reporting and quality assurance for affected industrial and utility sources which are required to continuously monitor emissions of pollutants or operational parameters.

   In addition to the web site indicated previously, a copy of the draft technical guidance document is available on the Bureau of Air Quality's Continuous Emission Monitoring web site at

   Written Comments:  Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by October 13, 2008. The Department will accept comments submitted by e-mail, but comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. A return name and address must be included in each e-mail transmission. Written comments should be submitted to Charles J. Zadakis, Chief, Continuous Source Monitoring Section, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Quality, P. O. Box 8468, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468, Contact: Questions regarding the technical guidance document should be directed to Charles J. Zadakis at (717) 772-3944 or czadakis@ Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-1670. Filed for public inspection September 12, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

No part of the information on this site may be reproduced for profit or sold for profit.

This material has been drawn directly from the official Pennsylvania Bulletin full text database. Due to the limitations of HTML or differences in display capabilities of different browsers, this version may differ slightly from the official printed version.