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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 23-1550



Availability and Rescission of Technical Guidance

[53 Pa.B. 7086]
[Saturday, November 11, 2023]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces the availability and rescission of the technical guidance documents (TGD) listed in this notice. 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 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 contact the person whose name and phone number are listed with each document.

Final TGD: Substantive Revision

DEP ID: 385-2188-005. Title: Small Flow Treatment Facilities Manual. Description: This TGD provides detailed design and construction standards for small flow treatment facilities and information on the procedures to be followed to obtain Clean Water Program permit approvals. The Department published notice of these revisions as a draft at 52 Pa.B. 6932 (November 5, 2022). During the 60-day public comment period on the draft TGD, the Department received comments from one commenter. As detailed in the comment response document accompanying the final TGD, one minor change has been made in the final TGD as a result of the public comments. Prior to these substantive revisions, this TGD had not been substantively revised since 2006. The document number for this TGD is being changed from 362-0300-002 to 385-2188-005 due to the major reorganization of the document and the number and scope of the changes. The prior TGD, 362-0300-002, is being rescinded concurrently with the publication of this final TGD.

Contact: Questions regarding this TGD can be directed to Jay Patel at or (717) 787-5017.

Effective Date: November 11, 2023

TGD Rescission

DEP ID: 362-0300-002. Title: Small Flow Treatment Facilities Manual. Description: The Department has extensively revised this TGD to the degree that the previous TGD is no longer recognizable. The new revised TGD bears the same title, Small Flow Treatment Facilities Manual, but has a new ID number, 385-2188-005. Due to the publication of the new revised TGD (385-2188-005), the existing TGD (362-0300-002) is outdated and redundant and is being rescinded.

Contact: Questions regarding the rescission of this TGD can be directed to Jay Patel at or (717) 787-5017.

Effective Date: November 11, 2023

Final TGD: Withdrawal

DEP ID: 258-2182-774. Title: Utilizing Published Data in Performing a Background Demonstration and Equivalent Site Evaluation for Naturally Occurring Vanadium. Description: This TGD provided the Department's procedures for utilizing a published data set to statistically determine Statewide representative background concentrations for Vanadium from donor or receiving clean and regulated fill sites. This TGD's rescission follows the adoption of the Administration of the Land Recycling Program Vanadium MSC Rule, 7-572 (IRRC # 3348) which amends the Vanadium Medium-Specific Concentrations. With the adoption and publication of the final-form rulemaking, this TGD is no longer needed.

 (Editor's Note: See 53 Pa.B. 6998 for the Department's final-form rulemaking # 7-572.)

Contact: Questions regarding this TGD should be directed to Chris Solloway, (717) 787-1791 or csolloway@

Effective Date: November 11, 2023

Interim Acting Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-1550. Filed for public inspection November 10, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]

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