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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-78



Availability of Technical Guidance

[49 Pa.B. 338]
[Saturday, January 19, 2019]

 Technical guidance documents (TGD) 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 TGDs are posted. The ''Technical Guidance Draft Documents'' heading is the link to the Department's draft TGDs.

Ordering Paper Copies of Department Technical Guidance

 The Department encourages the use of the Internet to view and download TGDs. When this option is not available, persons can order a paper copy of any of the Department's draft or final TGDs 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 TGDs

 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 TGD: Substantive Revision

DEP ID: 261-0300-101. Title: Land Recycling Program Technical Guidance Manual. Description: A substantive revision of the Land Recycling Program Technical Guidance Manual (TGM) is necessary because the current TGM is from 2002 and is out of date. Many of the procedures and processes used by the Land Recycling Program have been updated and multiple clarifications have been made. Revising the TGM will help to avoid confusion for remediators and regional office staff when assessing and remediating sites to satisfy the requirements of Act 2 and the regulations in 25 Pa. Code Chapter 250 (relating to administration of land recycling program).

Contact: Questions regarding the TGM should be directed to Troy Conrad, Bureau Director for Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields, at or (717) 783-9480.

Effective Date: January 19, 2019

Rescission of Technical Guidance

DEP ID: 383-3000-102. Title: Total Coliform Rule Guidance. Description: This document is obsolete due to revisions to 25 Pa. Code Chapter 109 (relating to safe drinking water). Rescinding it will have no impact on the program. Technical Guidance Document 393-2129-001 has been published to provide guidance on the revisions to 25 Pa. Code Chapter 109.

Contact: Questions regarding this TGD should be directed to Jeff Allgyer at or (717) 772-4015.

Effective Date: February 4, 2019

DEP ID: 263-2320-001. Title: Policy for Existing Field-Constructed Hazardous Substance Underground Storage Tanks at Facilities Regulated Under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Description: This policy was intended to minimize duplicative regulatory requirements by excluding existing underground field-constructed hazardous substance tanks at facilities regulated under the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act (35 P.S. §§ 721.1—721.17) from the definition of underground storage tank in the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Act (35 P.S. §§ 6021.101—6021.110). These storage tank systems became regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency resulting from revisions to the Federal Underground Storage Tank regulations, in 40 CFR 280 (relating to technical standards and corrective action requirements for owners and operators of underground storage tanks (UST)). To maintain Commonwealth Program Approval, the Department's regulations must be no less stringent than the Federal requirements. This TGD will be inaccurate upon publication of the Department's final rulemaking of 25 Pa. Code Chapter 245 (relating to administration of the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Program).

Contact: Questions regarding this TGD should be directed to E. Alex Eckman at or (717) 772-5827.

Effective Date: January 19, 2019


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-78. Filed for public inspection January 18, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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