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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-1060


Availability of Technical Guidance

[32 Pa.B. 2946]

   Technical guidance documents are on Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) website (www. at the Public Participation Center page. The ''May 2001 Inventory'' heading is the Governor's list of nonregulatory guidance documents. The ''Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various Department bureaus and from there to each bureau's final technical guidance documents. The ''Draft Technical Guidance'' heading is the link to the Department's draft technical guidance documents.

   The Department will continue to revise its nonregulatory documents, as necessary, throughout 2002.

Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance

   The Department encourages the use of the Internet to view guidance documents. When this option is not available, persons can order a bound paper copy of the latest inventory or an unbound paper copy of any of the final documents listed on the inventory by calling 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 any questions or comments about a particular document should call the contact person whose name and phone number is listed with each document.

Draft Technical Guidance--Substantive Revision

   DEP ID:  383-3120-106. Title:  Guidance for Filter Plant Performance Evaluations. Description:  This guidance is written to encourage surface water treatment plants to optimize their filter performance. Recommendations, not requirements, are provided for water systems to establish optimal performance goals above and beyond regulatory requirements. The implementation of optimal performance goals are necessary to reduce the instances of waterborne disease outbreaks. Anticipated Effective Date: August 3, 2002. Comment Period Ends: July 15, 2002. Contact: Kevin Anderson at (717) 772-4018 or email at


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-1060. Filed for public inspection June 14, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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