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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-1231


Availability of Technical Guidance

[39 Pa.B. 3534]
[Saturday, July 11, 2009]

   Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at (DEP Keywords:  ''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 2009.

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.

Final Technical Guidance--Minor Revision

   DEP ID:  294-2309-001. Title:  Radon Certification Policy. Description:  This document contains guidelines used by the Bureau of Radiation Protection to administer a radon certification program for persons conducting radon gas and radon progeny testing and laboratory analysis and mitigation of radon contamination in buildings. The policy is established under the authority of the Radon Certification Act (act) (63 P. S. §§ 2001--2014) and the Radiation Protection Act (35 P. S. §§ 7110.101--7110.703). It is also an implementation of the radon certification regulations in 25 Pa. Code Chapter 240 (relating to radon certification), which were promulgated under the act. A minor revision was made to the guidance that clarified the term DEPARTMENT APPROVED PROTOCOLS. Contact:  For additional information concerning radon certification, individuals may contact the Bureau of Radiation Protection at (717) 783-3594 or RA-EPRadon@ Persons in need of accommodations as provided for in the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact the Department directly at (717) 783-3594 or through the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 (TDD) to discuss how the Department may accommodate their needs. Effective Date:  This technical guidance document will be effective upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-1231. Filed for public inspection July 10, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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