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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 05-2325


Availability of Technical Guidance

[35 Pa.B. 6835]

   Technical guidance documents are on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) website: (DEP Keyword: Participate). The ''Current 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 2005.

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 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

   DEP ID: 383-2125-110. Title: Development of a Replacement Source for a Community Water System. Description: This document provides guidance to a community water system that is replacing an existing groundwater source with a well, spring or infiltration gallery to alleviate lost capacity or water quality problems at their current supply source. The guidance is issued under the authority of the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act (35 P. S. § 721.1--721.17) and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 109 (relating to safe drinking water). Notice of availability of the draft document was published at 35 Pa.B. 4005 (July 16, 2005). No public comments were received on the draft document during the public comment period, which was open from July 16, 2005, through August 16, 2005. Contact: Questions concerning this technical guidance document should be directed to John Diehl, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation, (717) 787-9561, Effective Date: December 17, 2005.

Draft Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 362-0300-009. Title: Reuse of Treated Wastewater Guidance Manual. Description: This manual provides guidance to domestic sewage treatment plant operators and other parties who are interested in implementing a beneficial wastewater reuse project. It contains information on the design, operation and maintenance requirements for wastewater systems discharging treated water for beneficial reuse. The manual is intended to ensure that wastewater is managed in an environmentally sound manner in accordance with Department regulations and that wastewater discharges are free from substances that pose a serious threat to the public health, safety and welfare. The manual is issued under the authority of Act 537 of 1966, the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act (35 P. S. §§ 750.1--750.20a), The Clean Streams Law (35 P. S. §§ 691.1--691.1001) and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 91 (relating to general provisions). Written Comments: The Department is seeking comments on draft technical guidance #362-0300-009. Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by January 17, 2006. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. The Department will accept comments submitted by e-mail. A return name and address must be included in each e-mail transmission. Written comments should be submitted to John Wetherell, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Contact: Questions regarding the draft technical guidance document should be directed to John Wetherell, (717) 705-0486,


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 05-2325. Filed for public inspection December 16, 2005, 9:00 a.m.]

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