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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 03-2235


Availability of Technical Guidance

[33 Pa.B. 5783]

   Technical guidance documents are on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) website ( at the Public Participation Center page. 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 2003.

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.

Notice of Intent to Add Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 251-2200-503. Title: Guidance for the Application of Section 269a.(46)--Transportation Standards, Phase II Hazardous Waste Siting Criteria. Description: Section 269a.(46) provides basic transportation standards, criteria and restrictions regarding hazardous waste transportation and disposal facilities. The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for the review and analysis of the effects of truck traffic when traveling to and from a treatment and disposal facility. This document has been used by the Department as an internal guideline since 1993, but not as a technical guidance document. The Bureau of Land Recycling and Waste Management has made minor revisions to the document, including formatting, renumbering of paragraphs and updating the bureau and Department name. The document will be incorporated into the Department's inventory of technical guidance documents to make it publicly available. Effective Date: November 22, 2003. Contact: Nick Molina, (717) 787-8268,

Draft Technical Guidance--Substantive Revision

   DEP ID: 383-3310-109. Title: Pennsylvania Drinking Water Information System (PADWIS) Inventory User's Manual. Description: The purpose of this document is to establish guidance for maintenance of a computerized public water system inventory, and to establish uniform instructions and protocol for maintaining and using a computerized inventory of public water system information. In turn, this information is used for management of the Safe Drinking Water Program. This document contains inventory data for over 10,000 of Pennsylvania's active public drinking water systems. The revisions to this existing technical guidance document include changes and/or replacements of outdated computer systems information. Comment Period Ends: December 22, 2003. Contact: Michael Mark, (717) 772-4466, mmark@

Final Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 362-0300-002. Title: Small Flow Treatment Facilities Manual. Description: This policy provides major amendments to the existing guidance regarding the design and construction of small flow treatment facilities. The purpose of this guidance is to amend, clarify and add additional treatment facility options to the previous guidance regarding the design, permitting, installation, operation and maintenance of domestic wastewater treatment facilities with flows not greater than 2,000 gallons per day. Effective Date: November 22, 2003. Contact: Keith Bair, (717) 787-8184,


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-2235. Filed for public inspection November 21, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]

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