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Availability of Technical Guidance

[49 Pa.B. 4179]
[Saturday, August 10, 2019]

 Technical guidance documents (TGD) are available on the Department of Environmental Protection's (Department) web site at www.elibrary.dep.state.pa.us. 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 are listed with each document.

Draft TGD: Substantive Revision

DEP ID: 263-0900-022. Title: Verification of Emergency Containment Structures for Aboveground Storage Tanks. Description: This guidance provides information to assist tank owners and professional engineers when determining the adequacy of emergency containment structures and compliance with the technical regulations for aboveground storage tanks. This TGD is being revised to reflect amendments to 25 Pa. Code Chapter 245 (relating to administration of the Storage Tank and Spill Prevention Program) that went into effect on December 22, 2018. Minor editorial changes were also made.

Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft TGD through Monday, September 9, 2019. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. All comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the commentator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment or by e-mail to ecomment@pa.gov. Written comments can be mailed to the Technical Guidance Coordinator, Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063.

Contact: Questions regarding this TGD can be directed to Alex Eckman at eeckman@pa.gov or (717) 772-5827.

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

Draft TGD: Substantive Revision

DEP ID: 263-0900-011. Title: Storage Tank Modification and Maintenance Issues. Description: This guidance specifies the classification of various storage tank system modification and maintenance activities and when certified installers/inspectors are required. This TGD is being revised to reflect amendments to 25 Pa. Code Chapter 245. Throughout the guidance, minor editorial changes were also made. Finally, several specific examples of what are considered Major Modification, Minor Modification, and Maintenance Activities were added or updated, or both.

Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft TGD through Monday, September 9, 2019. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. All comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the commentator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment or by e-mail to ecomment@pa.gov. Written comments can be mailed to the Technical Guidance Coordinator, Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063.

Contact: Questions regarding this TGD can be directed to Alex Eckman at eeckman@pa.gov or (717) 772-5827.

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

DEP ID: 263-2300-001. Title: Underground Storage Tank Class A and Class B Operator Training Courses. Description: This document provides guidance on training required for Class A and Class B operators and Department approval of related training courses and training providers. This TGD is being revised to reflect amendments to 25 Pa. Code Chapter 245.

Written Comments: Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft TGD through Monday, September 9, 2019. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted. All comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the commentator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment or by e-mail to ecomment@pa.gov. Written comments can be mailed to the Technical Guidance Coordinator, Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063.

Contact: Questions regarding this TGD can be directed to Alex Eckman at eeckman@pa.gov or (717) 772-5827.

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

Rescission of Technical Guidance

DEP ID: 291-4100-001. Title: Radiation Protection Compliance and Enforcement Guidance. Description: This document had previously been used by the regulated community to learn how radiation protection non-compliance would be handled by the Department. The Department is rescinding this TGD because the guidance is out of date due to administrative process changes and an extensive regulatory revision that took effect on January 24, 2019.

Contact: Questions regarding this TGD can be directed to John Chippo at jchippo@pa.gov or (717) 783-9730.

Effective Date: August 10, 2019

PATRICK McDONNELL, 
Secretary

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1212. Filed for public inspection August 9, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]



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