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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-677


Availability of Technical Guidance

[39 Pa.B. 1925]
[Saturday, April 11, 2009]

   Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at (DEP Keywords: ''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 2009.

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.

Final Technical Guidance

   DEP ID: 391-2000-017. Title: Implementation Guidance Temperature Criteria. Description: The guidance has been updated to provide guidance applicable to 316(a) demonstrations; provide for consideration of incomplete mix between the discharge flow and the receiving water under some conditions; update the screening criteria for when thermal limits should be applied; address temperature issues regarding discharges to HQ/EV and CWF streams; expand guidance on recommended thermal monitoring frequencies; and provide guidance for addressing the maximum 2° F per hour delta requirement in Chapter 93.

   Notice of the draft technical guidance document, including a request for public comment, was published at 38 Pa.B. 6227 (November 8, 2008). A 60-day public comment period was provided, which concluded on January 7, 2009. Comments on the draft guidance were received from Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture). Based on comments received during the public comment period, several additional changes were made to the proposed document. In Section IV, the guidance describing the Department's appropriate actions when adequate ambient data are not available was modified. Additionally, minor clarifications were made relating to Q7-10 on page 8 and relating to 316(a) demonstration on page 11. Contact: Questions regarding the final guidance document should be directed to Thomas Starosta at (717) 787-4317 or by e-mail at Effective Date: April 11, 2009.

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-677. Filed for public inspection April 10, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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