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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 00-346


Availability of Technical Guidance

[30 Pa.B. 1183]

   Technical Guidance Documents are on DEP's World Wide Web site ( at the Public Participation Center. The ''2000 Inventory'' heading is the Governor's List of (DEP) Non-regulatory 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 documents, as necessary, throughout 2000.

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. Please 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 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Draft Guidance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: 362-2192-003 Title: Guidelines for Agricultural Utilization of Sewage Sludge Description: This guidance document provides a coordinated and consistent Statewide process in determining compliance with requirements contained in permits issued under Chapter 275 of the Department's Municipal Waste Regulations. These guidelines will provide DEP staff as well as the regulated community with concise, uniform guidance related to the calculation of the agronomic and cumulative pollutant loading rates. Comment Period Ends: March 25, 2000 Anticipated Effective Date: April 13, 2000 Contact: Jay Africa at (717) 783-2941 or email at

Draft Guidance--Substantive Revision

   DEP ID: 383-2126-303 Title: Public Water Supply Manual, Part III Description: This guidance is specifically designed to address the requirements for water suppliers who are involved in activities related to bottled water, bulk water handling, water vending machines and retail water facilities. The substantive revisions reflect the amendments made to Chapter 109 for a bottled water system permit-by-rule as published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on April 24, 1999. Comment Period Ends: March25, 2000 Anticipated Effective Date: May 1, 2000 Contact: Trudy Troutman at (717) 783-3795 or email at


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 00-346. Filed for public inspection February 25, 2000, 9:00 a.m.]

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