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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-521


Availability of Technical Guidance

[39 Pa.B. 1446]
[Saturday, March 21, 2009]

   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 2009.

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: 362-2000-009. Title: Manual for Land Treatment of Wastewater. Description: This document is intended to provide general guidance on the existing methods and types of land treatment systems and their relative effectiveness and limitations. Factors are presented which must be considered when determining whether land treatment is a feasible and environmentally sound alternative. This manual also contains information on the general design, installation and maintenance of land treatment systems. Treatment systems developed in accordance with this manual will need to be supplemented with additional detailed research once a land treatment method has been selected. Upon publication as final, this manual will replace in entirety Department's Manual for Land Application of Treated Sewage and Industrial Wastewater, DEP ID: 362-2000-009. Written Comments: The Department is seeking comments on draft technical guidance #362-0200-009. Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by April 22, 2009. 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 Kevin McLeary, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, Contact: Questions regarding the draft technical guidance document should be directed to to Kevin McLeary, (717) 783-1820; Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-521. Filed for public inspection March 20, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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