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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-443


Availability of Technical Guidance

[44 Pa.B. 1290]
[Saturday, March 1, 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: 012-0900-003. Title: Policy on Public Participation in the Permit Review Process. Description: This policy establishes a framework for public participation in the permit application review process by providing consistent guidelines for how the Department encourages public participation in the review of a permit application and how it reviews and responds to comments received during the public participation process. The Department proposed making substantive revisions to this guidance document and opened it for public comment at 43 Pa.B. 3421 (June 22, 2013). During the public comment period, the Department received comments from 1,803 commentators. A comment-response document has been prepared and is posted in the eLibrary.

Contact: Questions regarding this action should be directed to Laura Henry at (717) 705-3769 or

Effective Date: March 1, 2014

Final Technical Guidance—Rescission

DEP ID: 362-0300-007. Title: Alternate Systems Guidance. Description: This document was published as final on February 6, 2004. Over the last 10 years, specifications for alternate onlot technologies in the guidance document have become outdated because of improvements in the technical design of alternate onlot treatment systems. The Department has posted the majority of the contents contained in the guidance document to the Department web site. The alternate technology listings are located by accessing the Department web site at, using the keywords ''Onlot Sewage Technologies.'' Each manufacturer or each generic alternate onlot sewage treatment technology has an individual listing that includes the most current specifications. To maximize administrative efficiency, the process of posting online will greatly streamline the approval for manufacturers' products.

Contact: Questions regarding this action should be directed to John Diehl, Chief, Act 537 Management at (717) 783-2941 or

Effective Date: March 1, 2014


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-443. Filed for public inspection February 28, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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