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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-149


Availability of Technical Guidance

[40 Pa.B. 561]
[Saturday, January 23, 2010]

 Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at (DEP Keywords: ''eLibrary''). 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 2010.

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: 362-4000-002. Title: Field Order Instruction Manual for Water Quality Operations. Description: This technical guidance has been revised to update and establish uniform instructions and procedures for Water Quality Field Operations staff, by authority of the PA Clean Streams Law, for the issuance of Field Orders for violations occurring at permitted and unpermitted facilities. By this notice, the Department is also rescinding the 1998 version of this guidance, Field Manual for Compliance Orders (Document # 362-4000-002). Unlike the 1998 version, this guidance includes substantial revisions that consist of updated regulations and new scenarios that field staff may encounter that warrant the issuance of a Field Order when voluntary compliance cannot be attained by other established methods. The Department published notice of the draft technical guidance for a 30-day public comment period in the Pennsylvania Bulletin at 39 Pa.B. 6520 (November 7, 2009). The Department did not receive any comments on this guidance and no changes have been made to the final guidance document. Contact: Questions regarding the final guidance document should be directed to Robert Kachonik at (717) 783-4018 or

 Effective date: January 23, 2010.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-149. Filed for public inspection January 22, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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