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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 98-26


Availability of Technical Guidance

[28 Pa.B. 94]

   Technical guidance documents are on DEP's World Wide Web site ( at the Public Participation Center. The ''June 1997 Inventory'' heading is the Governor's List of Non-regulatory Documents. The ''Search the Inventory of Technical Guidance Documents'' heading is a database of the Inventory. The ''Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various DEP bureaus and from there to each bureau's final technical guidance documents. The ''Draft Technical Guidance'' heading is the link to DEP's draft technical guidance documents.

   DEP will be adding its revised documents to the Web throughout 1997.

Ordering Paper Copies of DEP Technical Guidance

   Persons can order a bound paper copy of the latest Inventory or an unbound paper copy of any of the final documents listed on the Inventory by calling DEP at (717) 783-8727.

   In addition, bound copies of some of DEP's documents are available as DEP publications. Persons should check with the appropriate bureau for more information about the availability of a particular document as a publication.

Changes to Technical Guidance Documents

   Here is the current list of recent changes. Persons who have any questions or comments about a particular document should call the contact person whose name and phone number is listed with each document. Persons who have questions or comments in general should call Jonathan Brightbill at (717) 783-8727.

Final Technical Guidance--Substantive Revision

   DEP ID: 362-2000-009  Title: Manual for Land Application of Treated Sewage and Industrial Wastewaters Description: This document provides guidance for applicants in the planning, design and submission of permit applications for land application of wastewaters, and for permit writers in the review and approval of permits. Effective Date: October 15, 1997. Page Length: 71 pages Location: Vol 33, Tab 9C Contact: Milt Lauch at (717) 787-8184.

Final Technical Guidance--Minor Revision

   DEP ID: 362-2206-001  Title: Review and Coordination of Chapter 94 Reports and Act 537 Planning Descrip- tion: Details the interactions between Municipal Wasteload Management and Act 537. It is applicable to all Municipal Planning facilities regulated under Chapter 94. Effective Date: December 15, 1997 Page Length: 16 pages Location: Vol 33, Tab 15 Contact: Milt Lauch at (717) 787-8184.

   DEP ID 383-0400-105  Title: Inorganic, Volatile Organic and Synthetic Organic Chemicals Staff Handbook Description. This document establishes a rational and reasonable basis for staff decisions which will promote quality, timely and consistent service to the public and the regulated community. Effective Date. March 27, 1997 Page Length. 2 pages Location. Vol 19 Contact. Joseph Hoffman at (717) 787-5017

   DEP ID 383-0400-111  Title: Safe Drinking Water Program General Staff Handbook Description: This document provides DEP staff in the Central Office and in field offices with information and guidance to establish a rational and reasonable basis for staff decisions which will promote quality, timely and consistent service to the public and the regulated community. Effective Date: March 27, 1997 Page Length: 3 pages Location: Vol 25 Contact: Joseph Hoffman at (717) 787-5017

   DEP ID 383-3100-111  Title: Public Water Supply Manual - Part VII: Cross-Connection Control/Backflow Prevention Description: This guidance applies to public water supplies which implement a cross-connection control/backflow prevention program. Effective Date: October 1, 1997 Page Length: 40 pages Location: Vol 25, Tab 05 Contact: Joseph Hoffman at (717) 787-5017

   DEP ID: 383-3500-105  Title: Vulnerability Assessment Summary Description: This guidance applies to community water supplies and nontransient noncommunity water supplies. Effective Date: December 1, 1997 Page Length: 32 pages Location: Vol 19, Tab 05 Contact: Joseph Hoffman at (717) 787-5017

   DEP ID: 383-5500-113  Title: PENNVEST Guidance Description: This guidance will apply to all PENNVEST funding activities for public water systems. Effective Date: December 12, 1997 Page Length: 118 pages Location: Vol 27, Tab 01 Contact: Joseph Hoffman at (717) 787-5017

   DEP ID: 400-5900-101 Title: Emergency Operations Plan Description: To promote a coordinated departmental approach to emergencies and to avoid duplication of effort. It outlines each office's responsibilities for responding to various types of emergencies. Effective Date: November 15, 1997 Page Length: 33 pages Location: Vol 8, Tab 4 Contact: Kris Lutz at (717) 787-5028

Notice of Intent--Develop Technical Guidance

   Title: Variances (Storage Tanks) Description: The variance is a new regulatory requirement and there is no information available to the regulated community or department staff to implement this variance provision. The guidance is intended to provide staff and industry information necessary to implement this variance process. Anticipated Draft Development Date: February 16, 1998Anticipate Effective Date: April 1, 1998 Contact: Glenn Rider at (717) 772-5599


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 98-26. Filed for public inspection January 2, 1998, 9:00 a.m.]

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