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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-1882


Availability of Technical Guidance

[40 Pa.B. 5638]
[Saturday, October 2, 2010]

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

Draft Technical Guidance—Substantive Revision

 DEP ID: 383-3120-106. Title: Guidance for Filter Plant Performance Evaluations. Description: This document contains the guidance and procedures developed to direct and support staff implementation of the requirements for the surface water treatment rule under the drinking water management programs. Changes to the existing guidance document include minor text revisions throughout and a major addition of specific guidelines for Filter Plant Performance Evaluations (FPPE's) conducted at water plants utilizing Membrane Filtration Technologies. New attachments within the document include examples of membrane performance data in graphical presentations and a list of membrane technology terms with definitions. The Membrane Filtration information was included in order to assist staff with evaluating membrane filtration processes. In recent years, more and more Pennsylvania drinking water plants have begun utilizing Membrane Filtration Technology as their primary water filtration process. DEP is anticipating even more drinking water plants statewide to use this technology as their filtration process, in either future installations or existing plant upgrades. Comments: The Department is seeking comments on draft technical guidance No. 383-3120-106. Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by November 1, 2010. 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: Kurt Smith, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation, Division of Operations, Monitoring and Training, Rachel Carson State Office Building—11th Floor, P. O. Box 8467, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8467 or kurtsmith@state. Contact: Questions regarding the draft technical guidance document should be directed to Kurt Smith at (717) 783-5121 or

 Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Final Technical Guidance—Substantive Revision

 DEP ID: 563-2111-115. Title: Borrow Pits for Oil and Gas Well Development Activities. Description: This guidance addresses the extraction of fill material for oil and gas well development sites in accordance with the Noncoal Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act and the Oil and Gas Act. The notice of availability of the proposed guidance was published May 1, 2010, with a 30-day comment period. No comments were received. The guidance has been finalized as proposed. Contact: Questions regarding this technical guidance document should be directed to William S. Allen, Jr. at (717) 783-9580 or

 Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-1882. Filed for public inspection October 1, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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