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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-72


Availability of Technical Guidance

[30 Pa.B. 264]

   Technical Guidance Documents are on DEP's World Wide Web site ( at the Public Participation Center. The ''1999 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 continue to revise its documents, as necessary, throughout 1999.

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. Please 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 Joe Sieber at (717) 783-8727.

Draft Guidance--Substantive Revision

   DEP ID: 362-0300-007 Title: Alternate and Experimental Systems Guidance Description: This document identifies alternate and experimental on-lot wastewater treatment systems and technologies that are acceptable under Chapter 73. Chapter 73 allows for the use of these alternate and experimental systems for new land development and when applying the ''best technical guidance'' available for correcting a malfunction or making a repair of an existing onlot wastewater system. The revised guidance includes additional systems and proposes modifications to existing systems. This guidance was last published in 1997. The Sewage Advisory Committee reviewed this draft guidance in October 1999. Anticipated Effective Date: January 31, 2000 Comment Period Ends: January 18, 2000 Contact: Milton Lauch at (717) 787-8184, fax number is (717) 772-5156, or E-mail at

Final Guidance

   DEP ID: 394-0810-001 Pennsylvania's Continuous Planning Process (CPP) for Water Quality Management 1999 Update Description: Since the late 1970's, the Department has revised many of the processes described in the original CPP and its supplements, and the Pennsylvania General Assembly has enacted new and amended legislation which are now part of the water quality management program. Section 303(e)(2) of the Clean Water Act requires EPA to review a state's approved CPP periodically to ensure its consistency with the Act. In response, the Department has finalized the CPP Update. Effective Date: December 31, 1999 Contact: Fran Koch at (717) 783-2289, or email at


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-72. Filed for public inspection January 7, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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