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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 06-494


Availability of Technical Guidance

[36 Pa.B. 1455]

   Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) website at (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.

Draft Technical Guidance--Substantive Revision

   DEP ID: 383-3301-107. Title: Laboratory Reporting Instructions for Lead and Copper under the Lead and Copper Rule. Description: This guidance, issued on February 1, 1999, provides instructions to community and nontransient, noncommunity water systems and certified laboratories for the reporting of drinking water lead and copper tap monitoring results as required by the Federal Lead and Copper Rule, published on June 7, 1991, and as implemented in 25 Pa. Code Chapter 109, Subchapter K (relating to lead and copper). Minor revisions to this rule became effective on August 10, 2002 (32 Pa.B. 3894). This guidance was revised to incorporate changes to reporting requirements under the revised regulations and to incorporate additional changes that were necessary for the Commonwealth to obtain primacy for the Lead and Copper Rule. Written Comments: The Department is seeking comments on the substantive revisions to draft technical guidance #383-3301-107. Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by April 24, 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 Dawn Hissner, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation, Operations, Monitoring and Training Division, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 11th Floor, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8467, dhissner@ Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Contact: Questions regarding the draft technical guidance document should be directed to Dawn Hissner, (717) 787-0130, dhissner@


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-494. Filed for public inspection March 24, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]

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