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ADVISORY – BOGGS TOWNSHIP, CLEARFIELD COUNTY – DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Camp Hope Run Landfill Permit Application

07/16/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public hearing to accept public comments regarding the municipal waste application by PA Waste, LLC, for a permit to construct the proposed Camp Hope Run Landfill, located in Boggs Township, Clearfield County.

DEP Proposes to Improve Environmental Justice Public Participation Process, Invites Public Comment

07/16/2018
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is proposing to improve its approach to public participation in the permitting process in Environmental Justice Areas with changes that increase community involvement and clarify best practices by permit applicants to encourage community involvement. The updated approach is outlined in the 2018 draft Environmental Justice Public Participation Policy.

DEP and Local Stakeholders Discuss County-Level Planning to Improve Stream and River Health in Pennsylvania Communities in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

07/13/2018
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and local stakeholders discussed in a live webinar on Tuesday the development of county-level action plans as part of Phase 3 of Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP).

DEP Announces $250,000 Settlement to Resolve Indiana County Pipeline Violations

07/12/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has collected a $250,000 civil penalty from CNX Gas Company, LLC (CNX) for violations associated with the Marchland 3 Pipeline in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County.

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for Southwestern, Southcentral, Lehigh Valley, and Southeastern Counties for July 13, 2018

07/12/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Friday, July 13, 2018, for the following regions: Southwestern, Southcentral, Lehigh Valley, and Southeastern Counties

DEP Releases Draft Plan of Strategies to Reduce Barriers to Solar Energy Development, Invites Public Comment

07/10/2018
Fifteen strategies recommended to boost in-state solar power to 10 percent of electric generation by 2030

DEP to Host Public Meeting and Hearing on Embreeville NPDES Renewal

07/09/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting and hearing on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 as was requested by the public to provide additional information on DEP’s intent to renew an existing discharge permit at the Embreeville Complex Sewage Treatment Plant in Newlin Township, Chester County.

Allison Acevedo Named DEP Director of Environmental Justice

07/09/2018
Today, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell appointed Allison Acevedo as Director of Environmental Justice. Acevedo, of Philadelphia, was a strategic planning consultant, and an attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor prior to coming to DEP.

DEP to Host Public Meeting and Hearing on Nockamixon TCE Site

07/09/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting and hearing on Thursday, July 19, 2018, to provide affected residents an opportunity to learn more about and comment on the installation of vapor mitigation systems on homes with elevated concentrations of contaminants in their indoor air in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County.

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Region for July 10, 2018

07/09/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on July 10, 2018, for the Southeastern region (encompassing the counties of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, and Delaware).

Wolf Administration Bolsters Funding to Fight Lyme Disease, Zika, and West Nile Viruses

07/06/2018
Governor Tom Wolf bolstered funding to protect Pennsylvanians from Lyme disease, Zika Virus, and West Nile Virus as part of the recently signed budget. Increases to both the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Health (DOH) will go towards improving mosquito and tick surveillance and education about the diseases associated with these insects. 

ADVISORY – TUESDAY – DEP to Host Live Webinar to Discuss County-Level Planning to Improve Stream and River Health in Pennsylvania Communities in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

07/05/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a live webinar to discuss county-level participation in developing Phase 3 of Pennsylvania’s Watershed Implementation plan to improve stream and river health to benefit local communities in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Clinton County for Thursday, July 5, 2018

07/03/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on Thursday, July 5, 2018, in portions of Avis Borough, Clinton County.

DEP to Host Public Meeting and Hearing on Ridge Run PFC Investigation

07/02/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting and hearing on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 to provide an update on its investigation of the Ridge Run PFC project and to receive comments on its proposed response action of whole house carbon filtration systems in East and West Rockhill townships, Bucks County. <br>

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for Southeastern Counties on July 3, 2018

07/02/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on July 3, 2018, for the southeast region (encompassing the counties of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, and Delaware).

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for Southwestern, Southcentral, the Lehigh Valley, and Southeastern Counties for June 30, 2018

06/29/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Saturday, June 30, 2018, for the following regions...

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for the Pittsburgh Area for June 29, 2018

06/28/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its regional air quality partnership have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Friday, June 29, 2018, for the 7-county Pittsburgh area (encompassing the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland).

Mosquito Spraying Set for McKean County for Tuesday June 19, 2018

06/18/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in portions of Keating and Eldred Townships, as well as Eldred Borough, McKean County.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lycoming County for Monday June 18, 2018

06/15/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on Monday June 18, 2018, in portions of Lycoming Township, Lycoming County.<br>

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for Southwest, Southcentral and Lehigh Valley Counties for June 16-18, 2018

06/15/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on June 16, 2018 for the Pittsburgh region (encompassing Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Indiana, Mercer, Washington, and Westmoreland counties).

DEP Reminds Homeowners to Check for Mine Subsidence Risks

06/14/2018
Newly updated website will help residents identify risk and purchase insurance

ADVISORY – MARIENVILLE – FRIDAY – Wolf Administration to Visit Marienville Area Library Rain Garden Project

06/06/2018
On Friday, DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell will visit the Marienville Area Library rain garden project made possible through the Growing Greener grant program.

“DEP Connects” Program Invites Citizens to New Community Engagement Series of Regional Events

06/05/2018
Web-based sign-up form now open to all Pennsylvania residents<br>

DEP and Agriculture Leaders to Tour Environmental Award-Winning Stream Restoration Project at Plain Sect Farm

05/31/2018
​On Monday, Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell and Agriculture Deputy Secretary Greg Hostetter will tour a project that restored a badly eroded section of Big Beaver Creek on a Plain Sect farm in Lancaster County. The restoration will improve water quality as well as the farmer&#39;s bottom line.

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for the Philadelphia Area for May 25, 2018

05/24/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Friday, May 25, 2018, for the 5-county Philadelphia area (encompassing the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia).

ADVISORY – Boyertown – DEP to Hold Public Hearing for Rolling Hills Landfill Expansion Application

05/22/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public hearing to obtain comments regarding the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority’s Major Permit Modification Application to increase the capacity of the Rolling Hills Landfill, located in Earl Township, Berks County. <br>

DEP to Host Public Hearing on Draft Air Quality Plan Approval for Existing Facility in Delaware County

05/17/2018
Sunoco Partners Marketing Terminals, L.P. Draft Air Quality Plan Approval No. 23-0119I <br>

Wolf Administration Awards Funding to Help Homeowners Identify Potential Mine Subsidence Risks

05/11/2018
he Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded grants to two Pennsylvania universities and one non-governmental organization to improve efforts to educate homeowners of mine subsidence risks by converting old paper maps of underground coal mines into electronic formats for use by DEP and state and local governments.

ADVISORY – WARREN – TUESDAY – DEP Northwest Regional Roundtable to Present Information about How to Register an Environmental Complaint and Environmental Emergency Response After Hours

05/11/2018
On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will discuss filing an environmental complaint and after-hours emergency response protocols with interested members of the public.

DEP Offers Free Workshop for Educators on Energy Literacy

05/11/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a Keystone Energy Education Program (KEEP) workshop on May 17 at King’s Gap Environmental Education Center for middle school teachers, administrators, and building managers to teach and track energy efficiency in school buildings and homes.
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