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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 13-2054


Availability of Technical Guidance

[43 Pa.B. 6596]
[Saturday, November 2, 2013]

 Technical guidance documents 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 technical guidance documents are posted. The ''Technical Guidance Draft Documents'' heading is the link to the Department's draft technical guidance documents.

Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance

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

DEP ID: 385-2314-001. Title: Act 537 Program Guidance; Training Provider Manual for the Pennsylvania Onlot Sewage System Training Program. Description: The purpose of this document is to establish uniform procedures and protocol for reviewing and approving third-party provider-based training courses for prerequisite training for sewage enforcement officer (SEO) certification, continuing education of SEOs and for the training of onlot sewage system installers to ensure application of appropriate recognition or credit for completed training. This document also provides for uniform procedures and protocols for reviewing and approving conferences as continuing education for sewage enforcement officers.

 This guidance was published as draft in the Pennsylvania Bulletin for a 30-day comment period from July 6, 2013, through August 5, 2013. Two comments were received from one commentator. Revisions to the draft technical guidance document resulting from the public comments are described in the accompanying Comment and Response Document.

Contact: Questions regarding the final technical guidance document should be directed to Nick Hong at (717) 705-0485 or

Effective Date: November 2, 2013

Final Technical Guidance—New Guidance

DEP ID: 391-2300-002. Title: State Board for Certification of Water and Wastewater Systems Operators, Board Guidelines. Description: 25 Pa. Code Chapter 302 (relating to administration of the water and wastewater systems operators' certification program) was published as a final rulemaking at 40 Pa.B. 5294 (September 18, 2010). The regulations established requirements for the State Board for Certification of Water and Wastewater Systems Operators (Board) to further clarify procedures for the administration of its responsibilities. These guidelines were developed by the Board to describe its policies and procedures for the implementation of their responsibilities as defined by the Water and Wastewater Systems Operators' Certification Act (63 P. S. §§ 1001—1015.1). The draft guidelines were published at 43 Pa.B. 3297 (June 15, 2013), and no comments were submitted. Subsequent to publication, the Department completed minor edits to improve the readability and accuracy of the guidelines.

Contact: Questions regarding the final technical guidance document should be directed to Cheri Sansoni at (717) 772-5158 or

Effective Date: November 2, 2013

DEP ID: 563-2000-301. Title: Use of Reclamation Fill at Active Noncoal Sites. Description: This guidance describes the procedures in which the Department may permit the use of certain fill materials (deemed ''Reclamation Fill'') obtained from an off-site source in the reclamation plan of an active noncoal mine site. Criteria for meeting the definition of Reclamation Fill is defined. A previous version of draft guidance was never finalized. This version, drafted in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Aggregate and Concrete Association, replaces the historic draft entirely and includes revisions based on comments submitted through the public participation process.

Contact: Questions regarding the final technical guidance document should be directed to Keith Brady at (717) 787-4814 or

Effective Date: November 2, 2013

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 13-2054. Filed for public inspection November 1, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]

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