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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 15-1765


Availability of Technical Guidance

[45 Pa.B. 6017]
[Saturday, October 3, 2015]

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

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 Document

DEP ID: 263-4200-002. Title: Guidelines for the Evaluation of Underground Storage Tank Cathodic Protection Systems. Description: Regulated underground storage tank systems (UST) are required by the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act (35 P. S. §§ 6021.101—6021.2104) and related regulations to be protected from corrosion. Regulated USTs that utilize cathodic protection to prevent corrosion must have the cathodic protection evaluated at a minimum every 3 years. Currently, the Storage Tank Program receives cathodic protection evaluation documentation that varies in the level of detail provided by the cathodic protection tester. This inconsistency results in errors in determining compliance at regulated facilities by third-party inspectors and follow-up questions that must be asked by program staff. The purpose of the guidance is to establish guidelines regarding the evaluation of cathodic protection systems operating on USTs in this Commonwealth to promote submission of consistent and complete reports. A UST Cathodic Protection System Evaluation Form has been created to accompany the guidance document. These two documents outline what is expected when performing cathodic protection evaluations. No revisions to the draft guidance document were made in response to one public comment received.

Contact: Questions regarding this technical guidance document should be directed to Kris Shiffer, (717) 772-5809,

Effective Date: October 3, 2015


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 15-1765. Filed for public inspection October 2, 2015, 9:00 a.m.]

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