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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 20-638



Availability of Technical Guidance

[50 Pa.B. 2473]
[Saturday, May 9, 2020]

 Technical guidance documents (TGD) are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at The ''Technical Guidance Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various Department bureaus where each bureau's final TGDs are posted. The ''Technical Guidance Draft Documents'' heading is the link to the Department's draft TGDs.

Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance

 The Department encourages the use of the Internet to view and download TGDs. When this option is not available, persons can order a paper copy of any of the Department's draft or final TGDs 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 TGDs

 Following is the current list of recent changes. Persons who have questions or comments about a particular document should contact the person whose name and phone number are listed with each document.

Final Technical Guidance: Substantive Revision

DEP ID: 385-2208-003. Title: Alternate Onlot Sewage Pretreatment Technology Verification Policy (TVP). Description: The act of July 20, 2017 (P.L. 321, No. 26) (Act 26) amended the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act (35 P.S. §§ 750.1—750.20a) to allow alternate onlot systems to satisfy sewage planning requirements in the establishment of new lots. Act 26 also requires the Department to evaluate the latest scientific, technical and field-testing information concerning alternate systems and to evaluate the existing alternate systems based on that information. Act 26 became effective on September 18, 2017. This TGD establishes the scientific, technical and field-testing standards for alternate onlot systems. Compared with the draft TGD, substantive revisions have been made to the final TGD; many of these changes were made in response to consultation with the Department's Sewage Advisory Committee and public comments received on the draft TGD.

Contact: Questions regarding this TGD should be directed to Brian K. Schlauderaff at or (717) 772-5620.

Effective Date: May 9, 2020


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-638. Filed for public inspection May 8, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]

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