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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 97-1592


Availability of Technical Guidance

[27 Pa.B. 5142]

   Technical guidance documents are on DEP's World Wide Web site ( at the Public Participation Center. The ''June 1997 Inventory'' heading is the Governor's List of Nonregulatory Documents. The ''Search the Inventory of Technical Guidance Documents'' heading is a database of the Inventory. The ''Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various DEP bureaus and from there to each bureau's final technical guidance documents. The ''Draft Technical Guidance'' heading is the link to DEP's draft technical guidance documents.

   DEP will be adding its revised documents to the Web throughout 1997.

Ordering Paper Copies of DEP Technical Guidance

   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 DEP at (717) 783-8727.

   In addition, bound copies of some of DEP's documents are available as DEP publications. Persons should check with the appropriate bureau for more information about the availability of a particular document as a publication.

Changes to Technical Guidance Documents

   Here 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 are listed with each document. Persons who have questions or comments in general should call Jonathan Brightbill at (717) 783-8727.

Final Technical Guidance--New Guidance

   DEP ID: 150-2302-003 Title: Critical Elements for Certification of Drinking Water Laboratories for Radiochemistry Description: This document establishes minimum analytical criteria that laboratories must meet in order to obtain and maintain certification. Effective Date: October 1, 1997 Page Length: 14 pages Location: Vol 03, Tab 03 Contact: Ted Lyter at (717) 783-7150

Final Technical Guidance--Minor Revisions

   DEP ID: 383-0300-107 Title: Lead and Copper--A Working Guide to the Lead and Copper Rule Description: Establishes a rational and reasonable basis for staff decisions which will promote quality, timely and consistent service to the public and regulated community. Effective Date: July 31, 1997 Page Length: 69 pages Location: Vol 21, Tab 02 Contact: Joseph Hoffman at (717) 787-5017

   DEP ID: 563-2112-203 Title: Insignificant Boundary Corrections for Surface Mining Activities Description: Establish procedures for the review of insignificant boundary corrections to coal surface mine permits. Effective Date: October 1, 1997 Page Length: 2 pages Location: Vol 12, Tab 45 Contact: Evan Shuster at (717) 787-7846


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-1592. Filed for public inspection October 3, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]

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