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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 04-1921


Availability of Technical Guidance

[34 Pa.B. 5858]

   Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) website at (DEP Keyword: Participate). The ''Current Inventory'' heading is the Governor's list of nonregulatory guidance documents. The ''Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various Department bureaus and from there to each bureau's final technical guidance documents. 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 2004.

Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance

   The Department encourages the use of the Internet to view guidance documents. When this option is not available, 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 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:  291-4100-001. Title:  Bureau of Radiation Protection Compliance and Enforcement Policy. Description: This guidance, which became effective on March 15, 1994, establishes standard procedures for encouraging compliance with, and enforcing the regulations, which the Bureau of Radiation Protection (Bureau) has the authority to administer. The Bureau's regulatory responsibilities are authorized by the Radiation Protection Act (35 P. S. §§ 7110.101--7110.703), the Radon Certification Act (63 P. S. §§ 2001--2014) and the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Act (35 P. S. §§  7130.101--7130.905). On April 6, 2004, the Secretary of the Department announced the Department's new policy on ''Standards and Guidelines for Identifying, Tracking and Resolving Violations.'' This draft guidance incorporates the guidelines under that policy as substantive revisions to provide program staff with direction on how to implement the recently issued guidelines. Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on technical guidance document no. 291-4100-001 by November 22, 2004. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted; however, the Department will accept comments submitted by e-mail. A return name and address must be included in each e-mail transmission. Written comments may be submitted to Ben Seiber, Bureau of Radiation Protection, P. O. Box 8469, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8469, bseiber@ Questions regarding this technical guidance document should be directed to Ben Seiber at (717) 783-7702 or by e-mail.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-1921. Filed for public inspection October 22, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]

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