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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-1864


Availability of Technical Guidance

[30 Pa.B. 5574]

   Technical guidance documents are on DEP's world wide web site ( at the public participation center. The ''July 2000 Inventory'' heading is the governor's list of non-regulatory guidance documents. 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 continue to revise its non-regulatory documents, as necessary, throughout 2000.

Ordering paper copies of DEP Technical Guidance

   DEP 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 DEP at (717) 783-8727.

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

Changes to Technical Guidance Documents

   Below 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. Persons who have questions or comments in general should call Joe Sieber at (717) 783-8727.

Draft Guidance

   DEP ID: 012-0200-002 Title: Policy for Consideration of Local Comprehensive Plans and Zoning Ordinances in DEP Review of Grants for Facilities and Infrastructure. Description: DEP will seek to promote sound land use planning and development by considering comprehensive planning and zoning ordinances in its decision making process on certain grants. This guidance will provide direction to DEP staff for the implementation of Acts 67 and 68 of 2000 in the administration of current DEP grant programs to avoid or minimize conflict with local land use decisions.

   DEP will apply this policy where it has regulatory and decision-making discretion under legal authority and through the administration of DEP programs and regulations. This policy applies to DEP staff and applicants for DEP grant approvals. Anticipated Effective Date: January 1, 2001 Comment Period Ends: November 27, 2000 Contact: Policy Office, (717) 783-8727 or email:

Final Guidance

   DEP ID: 700-0200-001 Title: Technology Management Process Description: The Technology Management Process will help define and communicate technological needs, and by working in partnership with inventors, entrepreneurs, trade associations and the public, it will help reduce the barriers to, and increase the opportunities for new technology. This document details the technology review process and describes the DEP technology clearinghouse, technology evaluation criteria, technology verification, outreach, training and awareness, and roles and responsibilities. Effective Date: October 28, 2000 Contact: Calvin Kirby at (717) 772-5834.

   DEP ID: 274-0300-002 Title: Source Testing Manual, (Revision 3.2) Description: This guidance is intended to clarify and expand upon the Department's regulations relating to source testing. The document was revised to incorporate testing procedures for ''newly regulated'' pollutants and/or sources, to correct errors or revise procedures as new information becomes available, and to provide additional clarification in problem areas. Effective Date: November 11, 2000 Contact: Rick Szekeres at (717) 772-3938.

   DEP ID: 383-2100-208 Title: DEP Approval Guide for Noncommunity Water Systems Description: The purpose of this guidance is to establish a rational and reasonable basis for staff decisions which will promote quality, timely and consistent service to the public and regulated community. Department staff will follow the guidance and procedures presented in this guidance document to direct and support implementation of consecutive water systems activities under the safe drinking water management programs. Effective Date: October 28, 2000 Contact: Trudy Troutman at (717) 783-3795.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-1864. Filed for public inspection October 27, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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