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22 Pa. Code § 21.101. Construction Planning Manual.


§ 21.101. Construction Planning Manual.

 (a)  In order to provide detailed information regarding the requirements of this chapter and related standards and construction codes, the Department will prepare, periodically update and make available to school districts a Construction Planning Manual.

 (b)  The Construction Planning Manual will contain:

   (1)  This chapter.

   (2)  References to and explanations of construction codes as provided by §  21.72 (relating to construction codes).

   (3)  Requirements concerning the substantiation of need as provided by §  21.24 (relating to substantiated need).

   (4)  Cost standards as provided by § §  21.51—21.53 (relating to cost standards).

   (5)  Interpretations and guidelines for the implementation of this chapter.

   (6)  Forms, worksheets and procedures necessary for compliance with this chapter.

 (c)  The Construction Planning Manual will not contain material which conflicts with the requirements of this chapter or which expands or limits the requirements established by this chapter.

 (d)  The Construction Planning Manual will be revised and periodically updated by the Department in consultation with the advisory committee as established under §  21.91 (relating to advisory committee).

 (e)  Copies of the Construction Planning Manual are available upon request without cost to the school districts by contacting the Bureau of Basic Education Fiscal Administration, Division of Physical Plant and Construction, Department of Education, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126-0333, (717) 787-5480.


   The provisions of this §  21.101 issued under sections 701.1, 731, 733 and 735 of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § §  7-701.1, 7-731, 7-733 and 7-735); section 1319 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  369); and sections 2574.1 and 2576 of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § §  25-2574.1 and 25-2576).


   The provisions of this §  21.101 adopted October 2, 1970, effective October 3, 1970, 1 Pa.B. 324; reserved October 6, 1972, effective October 7, 1972, 2 Pa.B. 1889; amended February 5, 1988, effective July 1, 1988, 18 Pa.B. 553.

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