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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 22-1935



Availability of Technical Guidance

[52 Pa.B. 7781]
[Saturday, December 17, 2022]

 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 TGD: Substantive Revision

DEP ID: 394-2128-002. Title: Public Water Supply Manual Part IV—Noncommunity System Design Standards. Description: This TGD provides detailed design and construction standards for noncommunity water systems (NCWS), and information on the procedures to be followed to obtain NCWS approvals. The August 2018 general update to the Department's regulations at 25 Pa. Code Chapter 109 (relating to safe drinking water), published at 48 Pa.B. 4974 (August 18, 2018), changed the NCWS approval processes. The updates in this revision of the Public Water Supply Manual Part IV—Noncommunity System Design Standards are to reflect those 2018 regulatory updates, provide clarification of existing design standards and provide a detailed plan for NCWS approvals that streamlines the approval process while still being protective of public health. Notice of these revisions as draft was published at 50 Pa.B. 1758 (March 21, 2020). There were no public comments received on the draft revisions during the 30-day public comment period. Compared with the draft revised TGD, minor clarifying and formatting edits have been made in the final TGD. Prior to these substantive revisions, this TGD had not been substantively revised since 1998, although minor revisions were made in 1999, 2000 and 2001. Due to the reorganization of the Department, the document number for this TGD is now 394-2128-002, instead of the prior document number of 383-2128-108.

Contact: Questions regarding this TGD can be directed to Michael Hess at or (717) 772-5830.

Effective Date: December 17, 2022

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 22-1935. Filed for public inspection December 16, 2022, 9:00 a.m.]

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