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DEP Penalizes Energy Corporation of America for Drilling Violations in Greene and Clearfield Counties

01/16/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has collected a $1.7 million civil penalty prescribed in a consent order and agreement with Energy Corporation of America (ECA) for violations at 17 well sites in Cumberland, Jefferson, and Whiteley Townships, Greene County and Goshen Township, Clearfield County.

Allegheny County Drinking Water Inspections Transition to DEP

01/11/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) announced that effective February 1, 2018, DEP’s safe drinking water program will resume inspection responsibilities for the 66 public drinking water systems in Allegheny County.

ADVISORY – EULALIA TOWNSHIP, POTTER COUNTY – DEP to Hold Public Meeting and Hearing on Epiphany Allegheny LLC Permits

01/11/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting, followed by a public hearing, to discuss permitting for the proposed Epiphany Allegheny LLC water treatment facility, located in Eulalia Township, Potter County.

DEP Schedules Public Hearing on Proposed Emission Reduction Credit Air Quality Plan Approval for Lackawanna County Power Plant

01/11/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting and hearing regarding an air quality plan approval application submitted by Lackawanna Energy Center LLC, (LEC) on September 13, 2017. The hearing and meeting will take place from 6:00 – 9:00 PM on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Valley View High School, 1 Columbus Drive, Archbald, PA 18403.

ADVISORY – LOCK HAVEN – Wolf Administration to Highlight Cleanup of Contaminated Site and Construction of New Senior Housing Facility

01/11/2018
On Friday, January 19, 2018, DEP Regional Director Marcus Kohl and staff will join the Northern Cambria Community Development Corporation (NCCDC) to speak at a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of Lock Haven Court, a new senior housing facility built using DEP Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (HSCA) funds to replace existing housing units located on a nearby site contaminated with elevated levels of radiation. The event will take place on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Lock Haven Court in Lock Haven, PA.

DEP Finds Elcon Application to be Administratively Incomplete

01/09/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has determined that the Phase II portion of Elcon Recycling Services, LLC’s (Elcon) application for a commercial hazardous waste treatment and storage facility is administratively incomplete.

DEP Spotlights Clean Local Water Actions in Educational Exhibit, Activities at Pennsylvania Farm Show

01/05/2018
The Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP’s) exhibit at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show focuses on steps that farms, towns, industry, and residents can take to help clean up local streams and rivers. The exhibit is in the Main Hall of the Farm Show Complex and Expo Center from January 6 to 13.

DEP Suspends Mariner East 2 Construction Permits

01/03/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued an order suspending the construction permits associated with the Mariner East 2 pipeline until the permittee, Sunoco Pipeline, L.P. (Sunoco) meets the requirements outlined in the order. Sunoco must cease all construction activity on the pipeline project, except for maintenance of erosion controls and limited maintenance of horizontal directional drilling equipment.

DEP Encourages Pennsylvania Residents to Periodically Test Homes for Radon

01/02/2018
With 40 percent of Pennsylvania homes having higher levels of radon than the Environmental Protection Agency considers acceptable, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) encourages Pennsylvanians to perform a simple test for this known human carcinogen.

DEP Assesses Penalties to CNX Gas for Drilling Violations in Greene County

12/28/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that CNX Gas Company, LLC (CNX) has agreed to two civil penalties totaling $433,500 for violations at well sites in Greene County.

Ronald Schwartz Named Regional Director for Southwest Regional Office

12/22/2017
 Ronald Schwartz, P.E., BCEE will become the Southwest Regional Director of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), effective December 23, 2017. He will manage field operations for Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Washington, Westmoreland, and Somerset Counties.

DEP, EPA, PennEnvironment Reach Settlement with ArcelorMittal Monessen for Air Quality Violations

12/20/2017
$1.5 M penalty, advanced monitoring and emission reductions will improve facility and air quality for Mon Valley <br>

ADVISORY – HARRISBURG – WEDNESDAY – Steering Committee for Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Plan to Discuss Assessment of Pollution Reduction at Halfway Point

12/12/2017
The Steering Committee for the state plan to clean up local waters in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed will discuss the Chesapeake Bay Program’s midpoint assessment of Pennsylvania’s progress at its December 13 meeting, hosted by the Department of Environmental Protection.

Underwater Insects Aid DEP in Water Quality Checks

12/11/2017
What Benthic Macroinvertebrates tell DEP researchers about water pollution and stream health

DEP to Reissue Current PAG-02 General Permit Effective December 8, 2017

12/07/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will reissue the current general permit associated with stormwater discharges related to construction activity, the PAG-02, for an additional two years on December 8, 2017.

ADVISORY – THURSDAY – State Solar Energy Planning Group to Discuss Community Solar and Electricity Strategies at December Public Meeting

12/05/2017
The statewide Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future planning group will discuss community solar energy development and strategies to increase solar-generated electricity on Thursday at its final public meeting of 2017.

Wolf Administration Participates in Dauphin County Stormwater Project Demonstration

12/05/2017
Stormwater Grant Assists Derry Township in Reducing Rainwater Runoff, Improving Water Quality

Wolf Administration Announces Coastal Zone Grants to Protect Lake Erie, Delaware Estuary Areas

12/05/2017
reen stormwater infrastructure, greenway planning, and shoreline enhancement strategies are just a few of 15 projects that have been awarded nearly $550,000 in grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to protect and restore the state’s two coastal zones along Lake Erie and the Delaware Estuary.

ADVISORY – PITTSBURGH – TUESDAY – Media Availability with DEP Secretary at 2017 National Brownfields Conference

12/04/2017
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will be available to the media from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM following the opening plenary of the 2017 National Brownfields Conference on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

DEP Issues Civil Penalty to Cabot Oil and Gas for Violations at Numerous Well Sites in Susquehanna County

12/04/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has reached an agreement with Cabot Oil and Gas, Corp. of Delaware for the company to pay a $99,000 civil penalty for air quality violations related to equipment at natural gas wells throughout Susquehanna County.

ADVISORY – HERSHEY – TUESDAY – Wolf Administration Participates in Dauphin County Stormwater Project Demonstration

12/04/2017
On Tuesday, December 5, Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) South-central Regional Director Joe Adams will join with local officials to celebrate Derry Township’s recently completed stormwater management project.

DEP Issues $600,000 Penalty to Advanced Disposal Services Greentree Landfill, LLC for Waste Slope Failure and Other Violations

12/01/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that Advanced Disposal Services Greentree Landfill, LLC (Advanced Disposal) has agreed to a $600,000 civil penalty in a Consent Order and Agreement addressing a waste slope failure that resulted in the death of its employee at the Greentree Landfill in Kersey, Elk County.

DEP Outlines Methane-related Permit Updates

11/30/2017
New and updated general permits for well sites, midstream processing and transmission of natural gas

Wolf Administration Invites Public to Learn about Solar Energy Initiatives in Economically Disadvantaged Communities in Free Webinar

11/30/2017
The Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future planning project group, led by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), invites the public to learn about solar energy initiatives in economically disadvantaged communities in Pennsylvania and across the country in a free webinar from noon to 1:00 PM on Monday, December 4.

ADVISORY – JENNER TWP – DECEMBER 12 – DEP to Hold Public Meeting on Keyser Deep Mine Permit in Somerset County

11/28/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold an informal public conference on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Jenner Township Municipal Building, 2058 Lincoln Highway, Boswell, PA 15531.<br>

DEP to Provide Details on Methane-related Permit Updates

11/28/2017
New and updated general permits for well sites, midstream processing, and transmission of natural gas

ADVISORY – THURSDAY – Steering Committee for Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Plan to Recommend Method for Developing Local Numeric Goals

11/28/2017
The Steering Committee for Phase 3 of the state plan to clean up local waters in Pennsylvania’s part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed will discuss local planning goals at its November 30 meeting, hosted by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

DEP, Partners Celebrate First North American Use of PA-Manufactured Recycled Glass Construction Foam

11/27/2017
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell joined officials from Pennsylvania-based company AeroAggregates, the City of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center (RMC), and the Philadelphia Navy Yard today at an event to celebrate the first North American use of a construction material the company manufactures out of glass collected and recycled in state.

DEP to Help Increase K-12 Students’ Watershed Knowledge and Stewardship

11/21/2017
Agency Plays Lead Role in New Pennsylvania Watershed Education Task Force <br>

ADVISORY – MONDAY – Wolf Administration to Celebrate Pennsylvania Manufacturer’s Innovative Use of Recycled Glass

11/21/2017
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will join officials from the City of Philadelphia, AeroAggregates, the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center, and the Navy Yard at an event to celebrate the first North American use of a construction material manufactured by a Pennsylvania company out of recycled glass generated in state.<br>
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