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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-2319


Availability of Technical Guidance

[40 Pa.B. 6984]
[Saturday, December 4, 2010]

 Technical guidance documents are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at (DEP Keywords: ''eLibrary''). The ''Technical Guidance 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 ''Technical Guidance Draft Documents'' heading is the link to the Department's draft technical guidance documents.

 The Department will continue to revise its nonregulatory documents, as necessary, throughout 2010.

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—New Guidance

 DEP ID: 385-2100-002. Title: Policy and Procedure for NPDES Permitting of Discharges of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)—25 Pa. Code § 95.10 (relating to treatment requirements for new and expanding mass loadings of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)). Description: On August 21, 2010, revisions to 25 Pa. Code § 95.10 became final. These revisions mandate new treatment requirements for discharges of TDS from NPDES point sources of treated wastewater. The provisions of § 95.10 require detailed guidance for NPDES permit writers to implement the new requirements through NPDES permit conditions and actions. This new guidance document fulfills that need. Written Comments: The Department is seeking comments on draft technical guidance No. 385-2100-002. Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft technical guidance document by January 3, 2010. 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: Thomas Starosta, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Standards and Facility Regulation, Division of Planning and Permits, Rachel Carson State Office Building, 11th Floor, P. O. Box 8774, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8774 or Contact: Questions regarding the draft technical guidance document should be directed to Thomas Starosta at (717) 787-4317 or

 Effective Date: Upon publication of notice as final in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-2319. Filed for public inspection December 3, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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