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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-671


Availability of Technical Guidance

[44 Pa.B. 1938]
[Saturday, March 29, 2014]

 Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at The ''Technical Guidance 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 ''Technical Guidance Draft Documents'' heading is the link to the Department's draft technical guidance documents.

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—Substantive Revision

DEP ID: 263-0900-011. Title: Storage Tank Modification and Maintenance Issues. Description: This technical guidance document primarily assists certified tank installers in determining what constitutes modification and maintenance activities. The Definitions section in the document was revised to be consistent with the regulatory language and edited for clarity. Several definitions contained in regulation were added to the document (Containment Structure or Facility, Emergency Containment and Excavation Zone). Lastly, the definitions were ordered alphabetically. In the Technical Guidance section of the document, regulatory text was added for additional guidance on tank handling activity, conflict of interest, under dispenser containment and report submission deadlines. Diagrams were also repositioned and several recommended practice documents are now mentioned. Changes to the Examples section include adding definitions for major and minor modification, revising language in existing examples to aid in clarity and deleting outdated terminology or terms. Finally, several specific examples of what are considered Major Modification, Minor Modification and Maintenance Activities were added or updated, or both. Minor revisions to the document were made in response to public comments received.

Contact: Questions regarding this action should be directed to Kris Shiffer at (717) 772-5809 or

Effective Date: March 29, 2014.

Final Technical Guidance—Rescission

DEP ID: 254-2167-726. Title: Infectious Waste Definition Clarification of Human and Animal Blood and Other Body Fluid Waste. Description: This directive established criteria and standards for use when determining whether waste containing blood, blood products or body fluids from humans or animals is infectious waste. The policy also clarified the requirements applicable to ''isolation waste'' and the terms ''plastic ware'' and ''used sharps.'' This guidance is outdated; therefore, it is being rescinded.

Contact: Questions regarding this action should be dir- ected to Ali Tarquino Morris at (717) 783-2630 or

Effective Date: April 9, 2014


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-671. Filed for public inspection March 28, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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