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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 05-2129


Availability of Technical Guidance

[35 Pa.B. 6383]

   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 2005.

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.

Draft Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 383-3301-306. Title: Laboratory Reporting Instructions for Disinfectants, Disinfectant Byproducts and Precursors. Description: This guidance provides instructions to all public water systems and certified laboratories for the reporting of drinking water disinfectant residual, chlorite, bromate, bromide, total trihalo- methanes, haloacetic acids, UV254, dissolved organic carbon, specific ultraviolet absorbance, total organic carbon and alkalinity monitoring results as required by the Federal Surface Water Treatment Rule and the Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule (D/DBPR) and as implemented under the Pennsylvania Filter Rule and the D/DBPR in 25 Pa. Code Chapter 109 (relating to safe drinking water). The D/DBPR and revisions to the Pennsylvania Filter Rule became effective on July 21, 2001. This draft guidance was developed to establish uniform instructions and protocol for implementing reporting requirements for the contaminants regulated under these rules. Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by December 19, 2005. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. The Department will accept comments submitted by e-mail. A return name and address must be included in each e-mail transmission. Written comments should be submitted to Dawn Hissner, Department of Environmental Protection, 11th Floor, Rachel Carson State Office Building, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8467, Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Contact: Questions regarding the draft technical guidance document should be directed to Dawn Hissner, (717) 787-0130,


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 05-2129. Filed for public inspection November 18, 2005, 9:00 a.m.]

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