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DEP and Westmoreland County Partners Tour Brownfield

09/22/2017
New life on the horizon for the 13-acre site in the heart of Jeannette

ADVISORY – JEANNETTE – FRIDAY – DEP and Partners Cleanup Jeannette Glass Site for Future Development

09/20/2017
On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell, Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WDIDC), partners, and local officials will outline cleanup and development plans for the former Jeannette Glass site in the City of Jeannette, Westmoreland County.

Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup Volunteers Participate in the World-Wide Data Collection Event for the 15th Year

09/13/2017
For the fifteenth year, this Saturday, September 16, will see hundreds of volunteers cleaning the coastline as part of the Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup at 18 locations in the Lake Erie Watershed. 

DEP Earns National Environmental Innovation Award for “Brownfields to Playfields” Program in Underserved Communities

09/12/2017
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today received the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) 2017 State Program Innovation Award for its “Brownfields to Playfields” Pilot Program to transform seven sites of old industrial blight into outdoor recreation spaces in underserved communities.

ADVISORY – THURSDAY – State Solar Energy Planning Group to Discuss Ownership, Grid Integration, and Reliability at Fall Public Meeting

09/12/2017
Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future, the statewide group creating a plan to increase in-state solar power to 10 percent of retail electricity consumption by 2030, will hold its fall quarterly meeting on Thursday.

ADVISORY – BRADFORD COUNTY – THURSDAY – Secretary McDonnell to Speak at Sen. Yaw’s Breakfast Meeting on Agriculture

09/11/2017
On Thursday, DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell will be the featured speaker at the annual Breakfast Meeting on Agriculture, hosted by Senator Gene Yaw.

ADVISORY – MEADVILLE – THURSDAY – DEP Invites Public to Regional Roundtable September 14th

09/08/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites interested members of the public to the Northwest Regional Roundtable on September 14, from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM at Northwest Regional Office located at 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335. This month’s topics are: “What Happens When I File a Complaint with the DEP,” and “Emergency Response and After Hours Emergencies.”

DEP Approves Expansion of Northampton County Landfill

09/08/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved IESI Bethlehem Landfill’s permit application to expand its facility in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County. The project, known as the Southeastern Realignment Expansion, will expand the municipal waste landfill by 6-acres.

ADVISORY – ERIE – TUESDAY – Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup Site Coordinators Gear Up for 15th Annual Event

09/08/2017
Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup Site Coordinators begin preparation for the 15th annual Lake Erie International Coastal Cleanup (LEICC) event on Tuesday, September 12. Organizers will provide supplies and contact information for questions that may arise during the event, details on how to properly document the data collected, and critical safety information.

House Republicans’ Budget Plan Threatens Environment and Breaks Promises to Pennsylvania Communities

09/08/2017
A proposal by the House Republican caucus would postpone or cancel cleanup of toxic sites and projects in coal communities, halt mine land reclamation and a major manufacturing project, and possibly violate the Pennsylvania state constitution, according to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

DEP Issues Air Quality Plan Approval for the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

09/08/2017
After detailed review, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued an Air Quality Plan Approval for air emissions related to construction activities in Lancaster County for the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Project proposed by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (Transco).

DEP, Department of Agriculture Discuss First-Year Results of Chesapeake Bay Watershed Expanded Agriculture Inspections in Webinar

09/06/2017
Increased outreach is strengthening partnerships and helping farmers comply with environmental planning requirements, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said in a webinar today on the successful first-year results of expanded agricultural inspections in Pennsylvania’s part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

ADVISORY – ATHENS TOWNSHIP, BRADFORD COUNTY – DEP to Hold Informal Public Conference on Mine Permit Application

09/05/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold an informal public conference to discuss the Large Noncoal (Industrial Minerals) Mine Permit application submitted by Austin’s Excavating & Paving, Inc., for a proposed sand and gravel mine located in Athens Township, Bradford County.

DEP Earns National Mine Reclamation Award for Enhancing Safety, Boosting Local Economic Impact of ATV Trail While Restoring Part of Sproul State Forest

09/01/2017
A recent abandoned mine reclamation project by the Department of Environmental Protection with significant community and environmental benefits has been chosen by the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) for its top honor: the 2017 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation National Award.

ADVISORY – WEDNESDAY – DEP to Hold Webinar on First-Year Results of Expanded Agricultural Inspections in Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed

09/01/2017
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a webinar at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, to discuss the results of expanded agricultural inspections in Pennsylvania’s part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.<br>

DEP Approves Water Quality Permits for the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

08/31/2017
After thorough review, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved the Chapter 105 and Chapter 102 permit applications for the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Project. The pipeline will transport natural gas from northeast Pennsylvania to mid-Atlantic and southern states.

Wolf Administration and Partners Collaborate to Offer a Free Stormwater Educational Activities Workshop on September 19

08/30/2017
The Departments of Environmental Protection and Conservation and Natural Resources are teaming up with Penn State Extension and Dauphin County Conservation District to offer a free, educational workshop on the challenges of managing stormwater runoff pollution.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Montgomery County on August 30

08/29/2017
The Department of Environmental Protection will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on August 30, 2017, in portions of Norristown and West Norriton Township, Montgomery County.

Anglers Warned to Not Eat Fish from Shenango River

08/21/2017
The Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture, Environmental Protection (DEP), and Health (DOH) along with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission announced a “DO NOT EAT” advisory for all fish species caught in the Shenango River in Mercer and Lawrence Counties due to extremely high levels of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB).

DEP Approves Use of Emission Reduction Credits for Lancaster County Soybean Plant

08/17/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved Perdue Agribusiness LLC’s application to use emission reduction credits (ERCs) at its soybean processing facility under construction in Conoy Township, Lancaster County.

Wolf Administration Announces Successful First Year for Expanded Agricultural Inspections in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

08/16/2017
The Wolf Administration announced today that in its first year, the Department of Environmental Protection&#39;s (DEP&#39;s) expanded agricultural inspections program for clean water management in Pennsylvania&#39;s part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed not only exceeded federal expectations for number of acres inspected, but also found that a majority of farms are complying with state erosion and sediment control and manure management planning requirements.

ADVISORY – CENTRE COUNTY – TOMORROW – DEP and Agriculture Secretaries to Discuss Chesapeake Bay Watershed Phase 3 at Legislative Public Meeting

08/15/2017
Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell and Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding will present updates on development of Phase 3 of Pennsylvania’s plan to clean up local waters in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed at a joint informational meeting of the House and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committees.

Wolf Administration Dedicates Historical Headframe at Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine Tourism Site

08/14/2017
On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today visited the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine tourism site to dedicate a new addition that represents a big piece of regional history: a 35-foot headframe from a local coal mine.

ADVISORY – PITTSBURGH – AUGUST 15 – DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed State Implementation Plan Revision for Beaver Nonattainment Area

08/11/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public hearing on August 15 at 10:00 AM to receive comments on the proposed State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision designed to bring the Beaver SO2 Nonattainment Area into compliance with federal air emissions standards.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lebanon County on August 14

08/11/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on August 14, 2017 in portions of Jonestown Borough and Swatara Township in Lebanon County.

ADVISORY – ASHLAND – MONDAY – Wolf Administration to Dedicate Headframe at Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine

08/10/2017
On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Deputy Secretary John Stefanko and partner organizations will be on site at Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine museum for a dedication ceremony for a big piece of regional mining history.

DEP Approves Source Water Protection Plan for Appalachian Utilities, Inc. in Clinton County

08/10/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved a Source Water Protection Plan for Appalachian Utilities, Inc., which delivers drinking water to approximately 3,000 people in Avis Borough and Pine Creek Township, Clinton County.

REMINDER – MONDAY – DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Air Quality Permit Application

08/10/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public hearing on the Air Quality Plan Approval for the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline on August 14, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM at the Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Delaware County on August 10

08/09/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on August 10, 2017, in portions of Upper Chichester in Delaware County.

DEP Chronicles Story of Susquehanna River Stresses and Cites Successes on New Interactive Multimedia Website

08/08/2017
Fans of the Susquehanna River can learn about adverse human impacts on the East Coast’s longest river and its tributaries and follow the progress of the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP’s) efforts to tackle them on a new interactive, multimedia website called the Susquehanna River Story.
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