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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 06-23


Availability of Technical Guidance

[36 Pa.B. 78]

   Technical guidance documents are on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) website: (DEP Keyword: Technical Guidance). The ''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 ''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 2006.

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.

Comment Period Extension:

Draft Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 362-0300-009. Title: Reuse of Treated Wastewater Guidance Manual. The comment period for draft technical guidance document #362-0300-009, originally advertised at 35 Pa.B. 6835 (December 17, 2005), is extended from January 17, 2006, to March 17, 2006. Description: This manual provides guidance to domestic sewage treatment plant operators and other parties who are interested in implementing a beneficial wastewater reuse project. It contains information on the design, operation and maintenance requirements for wastewater systems discharging treated water for beneficial reuse. The manual is intended to ensure that wastewater is managed in an environmentally sound manner in accordance with Department regulations and that wastewater discharges are free from substances that pose a serious threat to the public health, safety and welfare. The manual is issued under the authority of Act 537 of 1966, the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act (35 P. S. §§ 750.1--750.20a), The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. §§ 691.1--691.1001) and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 91 (relating to general provisions). Written Comments: The Department is seeking comments on draft technical guidance #362-0300-009. Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by March 17, 2006. 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 Tom Franklin, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Contact: Questions regarding the draft technical guidance document should be directed to Tom Franklin, (717) 783-1820,


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-23. Filed for public inspection January 6, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]

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