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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 20-1746



Availability of Technical Guidance

[50 Pa.B. 7108]
[Saturday, December 12, 2020]

 Technical guidance documents (TGD) 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 TGDs are posted. The ''Technical Guidance Draft Documents'' heading is the link to the Department's draft TGDs.

Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance

 The Department encourages the use of the Internet to view and download TGDs. When this option is not available, persons can order a paper copy of any of the Department's draft or final TGDs 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 TGDs

 Following is the current list of recent changes. Persons who have questions or comments about a particular document should contact the person whose name and phone number are listed with each document.

Final Technical Guidance: Major Revision

DEP ID: 385-2314-002. Title: Sewage Enforcement Officer Certification and Training Program Guidance. Description: This guidance document provides a framework for the Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO) certification and training program with the goal of producing a knowledgeable and skilled SEO community to help administer the onlot sewage program in the Commonwealth. The program includes the criteria for SEO candidates who wish to become certified SEOs, the criteria for certified SEOs to maintain their SEO certification and the criteria for lapsed or inactive SEOs who wish to reinstate their SEO certification. A draft of this TGD was published at 49 Pa.B. 2789 (June 1, 2019). In response to public comments on the draft, changes to the TGD were made, including: several clarifications; providing for up to three continuing education credits to be carried over from one certification cycle to the next certification cycle; and providing options to test out of the precertification soils course.

Contact: Questions regarding this TGD can be directed to Brian Schlauderaff at or (717) 772-5620.

Effective Date: December 12, 2020


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-1746. Filed for public inspection December 11, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]

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