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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.

ADVISORY – MONDAY – DEP Hosts Falcon Banding Livestream Event

05/11/2018
​Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will host a livestreamed event with the Pennsylvania Game Commission on Monday featuring the banding of the four #HbgFalcons nestlings.

Pennsylvania Allocates More Than $20 Million to Support Water Quality Improvement Projects Statewide

05/09/2018
Growing Greener Program to Open May 14, Will Support Hundreds of Community Projects

Wolf Administration Announces Funding to Support 150 Abandoned Mine Reclamation Projects to Create Jobs and Improve Safety and the Environment Statewide

05/08/2018
The Wolf Administration today announced the approval of $55.6 million in funding that will support at least 150 abandoned coal mine reclamation projects that will create new jobs, reduce health and safety risks, and improve the environment and outdoor recreation opportunities throughout Pennsylvania.

ADVISORY – CHESWICK – THURSDAY – Wolf Administration to Announce Plans for $118 Million Volkswagen Settlement to Fund Clean Air and Vehicle Emissions Reduction Programs

05/07/2018
​Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine will join Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, business representatives, and clean energy advocates to announce the creation of new grant and rebate programs funded from Pennsylvania’s share of the penalty paid by Volkswagen Group of America to settle allegations of cheating EPA emissions tests.

Wolf Administration Allocates $5 Million to Support Alternative Fuel Transportation Initiatives

05/04/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting grant applications for innovative, advanced fuel, and vehicle technology projects that will result in cleaner advanced alternative transportation within the commonwealth. DEP’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program offers funding for the purchase and use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. Grant applications will be accepted beginning May 4, 2018 through July 13, 2018.

DEP Levies Additional $355,000 Penalty Against Sunoco for Mariner East 2 Violations

05/03/2018
&nbsp;The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has levied a $355,622 penalty against Sunoco Pipeline LP (Sunoco) for violations of the Clean Streams Law that occurred during the construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline between May 3, 2017 and February 27, 2018.

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for the Philadelphia Area for May 3, 2018

05/02/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Thursday, May 3, 2018, for the 5-county Philadelphia area (encompassing the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia).

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for the Philadelphia Area for May 2, 2018

05/01/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, for the 5-county Philadelphia area (encompassing the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia).

DEP Issues Civil Penalty Against Carbon County Property Owner for Solid Waste Violations

04/27/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a $20,750 civil penalty against James Umbriac of Banks Township, Carbon County for illegally disposing, storing, and burning solid waste on his property along Centtown Road. The penalty comes after Umbriac did not comply with a 2015 department order to remove the waste from his property.

Wolf Administration Tours Crazy Aaron’s Putty World, Celebrates Remediation and Revitalization of Norristown Brownfield Site

04/26/2018
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and local officials today visited Crazy Aaron’s Putty World in Norristown, PA to celebrate the remediation, redevelopment, and revitalization of an area brownfield.

ADVISORY – NORRISTOWN – THURSDAY – Wolf Administration to Celebrate, Tour Crazy Aaron’s Putty World for Remediation, Revitalization of Norristown Brownfield

04/25/2018
On Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 9:15 AM, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will visit Crazy Aaron’s Putty World in Norristown to celebrate the remediation, redevelopment, and revitalization of an area brownfield.

Wolf Administration Joins in Tree Planting Event to Kick Off “Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership” to Improve Water Quality

04/24/2018
The Wolf Administration today joined in a streamside tree planting event at a farm in Lancaster County to kick off a local, state, and federal partnership to plant 10 million trees to improve water quality in Pennsylvania’s part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

ADVISORY – TUESDAY – Wolf Administration to Join in Streamside Tree Planting to Kick Off Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership for Cleaner Water

04/23/2018
The secretaries of the Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP), Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), and Agriculture will participate in a streamside tree planting at the Garber Farm in Lancaster on April 24 to kick off the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership to reduce pollution in local streams and rivers.

Wolf Administration Joins City of Chester in Park Beautification Event, Showcasing Success of Partnerships, State Investment in Cleanup

04/20/2018
The secretaries of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Transportation (PennDOT) joined City of Chester officials, residents, and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful at Sun Village Park for beautification activities to celebrate the community’s cleanup of the park and the positive impact of state partnership and investment.

ADVISORY – FRIDAY – DEP, PennDOT to Join Chester Community in Beautification Activities, Highlighting State Investments in Cleanup

04/19/2018
The secretaries of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will join City of Chester officials, residents, and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB) for an Earth Day celebration at Sun Village Park on April 20.

ADVISORY - DEP Reviews Permit Modification Requests for Mariner East 2 Pipeline: Extends Comment Period, Holds Public Hearing

04/16/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today it will hold a public hearing to receive comments on two permit modification applications submitted by Sunoco, LP requesting construction modifications for its Mariner East II pipeline. Both requests are for sites in West Whiteland Township, Chester County.

DEP Releases Data on Oil and Gas Well Structural Soundness

04/13/2018
Program sets national standard in routine well monitoring to protect groundwater<br>

Wolf Administration Announces 19 Alternative Fuel Projects for Pennsylvania Schools, Businesses, and Municipalities

04/13/2018
Projects will reduce air pollution and reduce fuel consumption and costs

Wolf Administration Tours Trout Habitat Restoration Project Made Possible Through State Funding

04/12/2018
DEP Regional Director Jim Miller and staff joined with project partners and community leaders to tour fish passage structures that are in place and support increased spawning habitat and passage for native and wild trout in the Porcupine Run watershed in Venango County. The project was funded in part through a Growing Greener grant.<br>

Community Clean Water Toolbox Launched to Expand Local Engagement in Reducing Pollution in Pennsylvania’s Part of Chesapeake Bay Watershed

04/10/2018
&nbsp;About 200 leaders from municipal governments, county conservation districts, agriculture, environmental groups, water companies, and other entities participated today in a meeting hosted by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to expand local engagement in Phase 3 of the state plan for improving water quality in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

ADVISORY – VENANGO COUNTY – THURSDAY – Wolf Administration to Visit Growing Greener-funded Fish Passage Structures in the Porcupine Creek Watershed

04/09/2018
On Thursday, April 12, 2018, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Regional Director Jim Miller and staff will join with grant recipient Venango Conservation District and partners Red Horse Environmental, Iron Furnace Trout Unlimited, and Chagrin Land Limited Partnership to visit Porcupine Creek Watershed where a successful Growing Greener Grant was implemented to provide fish passage structures increasing spawning habitat and movement for wild trout in an Exceptional Value Class A stream.<br>

ADVISORY – TUESDAY – Building a Community Clean Water Toolbox in Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Counties

04/09/2018
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a meeting with stakeholders called “Building a Community Clean Water Toolbox” on April 10, as the planning process to reduce water pollution in Pennsylvania’s part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed advances to local engagement.

ADVISORY – BENTON – WEDNESDAY – Wolf Administration to Celebrate Energy Efficiency Improvements and Pollution Reductions at Benton Foundry

04/09/2018
On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 1:00 PM, DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell will visit the Benton Foundry in Benton, Columbia County, to celebrate the company’s full-facility energy audit using DEP grant funding, and the implementation of energy efficiency improvements to reduce energy usage, decrease air pollution, and save money.&nbsp;

DEP to Host Public Hearing on Brunner Island Draft Discharge Permit

04/04/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public hearing to collect comments on the draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued to Brunner Island LLC.

ADVISORY – COLLEGEVILLE – FRIDAY – Wolf Administration Participates in Perkiomen Watershed Clean-up

04/04/2018
On Friday, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will join the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy (PWC) for an annual watershed cleanup in Montgomery County.

DEP Seeks Public Comment on Draft Final Methane General Permits

03/30/2018
New and updated general permits for well sites, midstream processing and transmission of natural gas
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