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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-135


Availability of Technical Guidance

[38 Pa.B. 548]
[Saturday, January 26, 2008]

   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 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: 383-3301-205 Title: Laboratory Reporting Instructions for Radiological Contaminants in Drinking Water Systems. Description: This guidance provides instructions to all community public water systems and certified laboratories for the reporting of drinking water radiological monitoring results for gross alpha, radium 226, radium 228, uranium, gross beta, tritium, strontium-90 and iodine-131, as required by the Federal Radionuclides Rule and as implemented in Chapter 109 (relating to water quality). This guidance has been revised to incorporate changes to reporting requirements under the revised regulations, which became effective on April 3, 2004, and to establish uniform instructions and protocol for implementing reporting requirements for the contaminants regulated under this rule. Written Comments: The Department is seeking comments on the substantive revisions to draft technical guidance No. 383-3301-205. Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by February 25, 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 Dawn Hissner, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 11th Floor, P. O. Box 8467, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8467, Contact: Questions regarding the draft technical guidance document should be directed to Dawn Hissner at (717) 787-0130 or Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-135. Filed for public inspection January 25, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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