Introduction To The Technical and Operational Guidance Series Of Memos
The Technical and Operational Guidance Series (TOGS) of memos provides information on program delegation, special assignments, and explanation and technical detail for day-to-day operation of the Division of Water responsibilities. The memos provide information for new employees; for interested, regulated or otherwise affected public; and for communication between Central Office staff and Regional staff and local environmental agencies. This is not a policies and procedures manual system, but rather, a vehicle to provide timely, detailed guidance to water program staff.
TOGS memos are distributed so that each regional water engineer, bureau director, section chief, and the program attorney can maintain a complete set including responsiveness summaries. In addition, TOGS with a technical, non-administrative subject matter are also distributed without the responsiveness summary to local environmental country agencies that provide support to the Division's programs, county health departments, and EPA Region II.
The TOGS memos are numbered and arranged by subject matter. For example, subjects related to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination Permits (SPDES) are grouped first followed by groupings related to groundwater, water quantity, other technical and administrative subjects.