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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 04-1143


Availability of Technical Guidance

[34 Pa.B. 3323]

   Technical guidance documents are on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) website: (DEP Keyword:  Participate). 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 2004.

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.

Final Technical Guidance

   DEP ID:  391-2000-007. Title:  Technical Reference Guide WQM 7.0 for Windows Allocation Program for Dissolved Oxygen and Ammonia Nitrogen Version 1.0. Description:   WQM 7.0 for Windows determines wasteload allocations and effluent limitations for Carbonaceous BOD (CBOD5), Ammonia Nitrogen (NH3-N) and Dissolved Oxygen (DO) for single and multiple point source discharge scenarios. The model is designed primarily to assist Department staff in determining appropriate NPDES permit effluent limits for CBOD5, NH3-N and DO for sanitary waste treatment plants. It can handle both single and multiple discharge scenarios but is limited to single segment (one stream) scenarios. WQM 7.0 can be used to import previously developed WQAM 6.3 for DOS files into the WAT_QUAL database; export and then subsequently import temporary files consisting of selected stream, discharge and parameter records; view, edit, add, delete, save and analyze selected stream, discharge and parameter records from the WAT_QUAL database or from a selected temporary file; and save and retrieve completed analyses from the WAT_QUAL database. This document describes the technical methods contained in WQM 7.0 for conducting wasteload allocation analyses and for determining recommended NPDES effluent limits for point source discharges. Notice soliciting public comment on the draft of this document was published at 33 Pa.B. 4630. (September 13, 2003) with provision for a 30-day public comment period. The Department did not receive any comments from the public on the draft guidance document. Effective Date:  June 26, 2004.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 04-1143. Filed for public inspection June 25, 2004, 9:00 a.m.]

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