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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-49


Availability of Technical Guidance

[39 Pa.B. 287]
[Saturday, January 10, 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: 274-0300-005. Title: Applicability Determination and Implementation Procedures for Continuous Source Monitoring Manual Revision No. 8. Description: This technical guidance document outlines the procedures and schedule to be utilized by the owners/operators of affected facilities to comply with Revision No. 8 of the Continuous Source Monitoring Manual (Manual). This technical guidance document also accomplishes the following:

   A.  It supersedes the previous version of the document titled ''Applicability Determination for Continuous Source Monitoring Manual Revision No. 8'' that was finalized on December 2, 2006, and posted in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on December 27, 2006.

   B.  It addresses concerns and issues that were not identified or adequately covered in the 2006 version of this document.

   C.  It incorporates a comprehensive implementation plan that was developed following the completion and testing of the new Continuous Emission Monitoring Document Processing System (CEMDPS).

   D.  It serves as the official announcement by the Bureau of Air Quality (BAQ), that the upgraded CEMDPS has become functional. The owners/operators of affected facilities are required to implement the requirements of Revision No. 8 of the Manual as outlined in the technical guidance document.

   This technical guidance document applies to the owners/operators of monitored sources that must comply with the requirements of 25 Pa. Code § 139.102(3) (Manual), (Document No. 274-0300-001). The Manual contains requirements relative to monitoring system design and performance, testing, recordkeeping, reporting, and quality assurance for affected industrial and utility sources which are required to continuously monitor emissions of pollutants or operational parameters. The owners/operators of approximately 105 companies currently maintain approximately 1,000 Continuous Source Monitoring Systems that may be affected by this guidance document.

   A copy of this technical guidance document is available on the Bureau of Air Quality's CEM web site at: Contact: Questions regarding the technical guidance document should be directed to Charles J. Zadakis at (717) 772-3944 or Effective Date: January 10, 2009.

Draft Technical Guidance:

   DEP ID: 362-0300-009. Title: Reuse of Treated Wastewater Guidance Manual. Description: This manual provides guidance to domestic sewage treatment plant operators and other parties who are interested in implementing a beneficial wastewater reuse project. It contains information on the design, operation and maintenance requirements for wastewater systems discharging treated water for beneficial reuse. The manual is intended to ensure that wastewater is managed in an environmentally sound manner in accordance with Department regulations and that wastewater discharges are free from substances that pose a serious threat to the public health, safety and welfare. The manual was originally published as a draft technical guidance document on December 17, 2005. The Department received significant comments that misinterpreted the intent of the guidance. As a result, the guidance has been rewritten and is being republished as a draft technical guidance. Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by February 9, 2009. 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 Kevin McLeary, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774, (717) 783-1820, kmcleary@state. Contact: Questions regarding the draft technical guidance should be directed to Kevin McLeary at (717) 783-1820 or Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-49. Filed for public inspection January 9, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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