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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 06-1759


Availability of Technical Guidance

[36 Pa.B. 5742]
[Saturday, September 9, 2006]

   Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) website at (DEP Keyword: Technical Guidance). The ''Final Documents'' heading is the link to a menu of the various Department bureaus where each bureau's final technical guidance documents are posted. 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 2006.

Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance

   The Department encourages the use of the Internet to view and download technical guidance documents. When this option is not available, persons can order a paper copy of any of the Department's draft or final technical guidance documents by contacting 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--Substantive Revision

   DEP ID: 383-2300-002. Title: Training Provider Manual for the Pennsylvania Water and Wastewater System Operator Training Program. Description: This guidance provides instructions to private training providers on how to apply to become an approved provider (sponsor) of water and wastewater training in this Commonwealth and how to obtain approval of training courses taught to water and wastewater operators in this Commonwealth. The manual describes sponsor responsibilities, course guidelines and other elements of this Commonwealth's water and wastewater training approval process. Substantive revisions were made to the guidance to update application forms and instructions and to clarify and simplify course and sponsor guidelines, application processing and training sponsor reporting procedures. Other improvements made to the guidance include the addition of a new Conference Notification form to simplify the application and approval process sponsors may follow when applying to have their conferences approved for continuing education credit and the addition of two new Roster Reporting forms to simplify how approved sponsors must report to the Department the attendance at distance education courses and conferences. Other revisions include the addition of an associates degree program in water and/or wastewater as an option an approved sponsor may offer as well as revised guidelines on the use of these degrees to offset precertification operating experience requirements. The glossary of terms was also expanded and the definitions of some terms were clarified. Written Comments: The Department is seeking comments on the substantive revisions to technical guidance 383-2300-002. Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by October 10, 2006. 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 Barry Greenawald, Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 11th Floor, P. O. Box 8467, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8467, Contact: Questions regarding the draft technical guidance document should be directed to Barry Greenawald at (717) 787-0130 or Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 06-1759. Filed for public inspection September 8, 2006, 9:00 a.m.]

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