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ADVISORY – TOMORROW – DEP Acting Secretary to Make Environmental Education Grants Announcement

04/20/2017
On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell will announce 79 statewide environmental education grants at an event with one of the local grant recipients, Capital Region Water.

ADVISORY – SATURDAY – DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell to Join in Steelton Community Clean-Up for Earth Day

04/20/2017
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell will join in the Steelton Community Clean-Up event on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.

Earth Day: Wolf Administration Encourages Pennsylvanians to “Pick It Up PA!”

04/20/2017
In honor of Earth Day, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell and Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards call on Pennsylvanians to “Pick it up, PA” and look for opportunities to participate in cleanup activities across the state.

MEDIA ADVISORY – DEP to Hold Environmental Justice Listening Session in Erie

04/19/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold an Environmental Justice listening session in Erie, PA on April 27, 2017.

MEDIA ADVISORY – DEP to Hold Environmental Justice Listening Session in Williamsport

04/13/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold an Environmental Justice listening session in Williamsport, PA on April 20, 2017.

DEP Reaches Settlement on $400,000 Civil Penalty Against Monroe Energy, LLC for Air Quality Violations in Delaware County

04/10/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has reached settlement on a penalty of $400,000 against Monroe Energy, LLC (Monroe) for air quality violations at its facility in Trainer Borough, Delaware County. Through a Consent Assessment of Civil Penalty, Monroe has agreed to pay the settlement amount, which will be paid to the Pennsylvania Clean Air Fund.

MEDIA ADVISORY – DEP to Hold Environmental Justice Listening in 2 Southwest PA Locations

04/07/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold the first two listening sessions on Environmental Justice in Waynesburg on April 12 and in Pittsburgh on April 13, 2017. <br>

Wolf Administration Officials Detail Impacts of Proposed Cuts to U.S. Department of Energy

04/06/2017
In a joint letter to U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin outlined the impacts of proposed cuts to U.S. Department of Energy programs would have on Pennsylvania. <br>

Drought Declarations Change for Six Counties

04/06/2017
Following a meeting today of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced drought declaration changes for six counties...

Development of Phase 3 of Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan Begins with First Steering Committee Meeting, April 3

03/31/2017
Development of Phase 3 of Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan begins April 3, with the first meeting of the steering committee that will coordinate a broad-based effort by work groups and committed partners in the 43 watershed counties.

DEP to Gather Pennsylvanians Input on Environmental Justice in Statewide Listening Tour

03/28/2017
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell is hosting nine roundtables across the state over the next two months to meet with residents and hear their perspectives on environmental justice. <br>

DEP Approves Permits for Underground Injection Wells in Elk and Indiana Counties

03/27/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today approved permits for two underground injection control (UIC) wells for disposal of wastewater associated with oil and natural gas production. The wells are located in Highland Township, Elk County; and Grant Township, Indiana County.

Wolf Administration Announces 2017 Environmental Excellence Award Winners

03/23/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that 21 organizations across the commonwealth will receive the prestigious 2017 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for 16 projects that represent the very best in innovation, collaboration, and public service in environmental stewardship.

ADVISORY – FRIDAY – Department of Environmental Protection to Hold Webinar on 2016 Lawrence County Seismic Events

02/16/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a webinar on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 10:00 AM to discuss findings of its review of seismic events that occurred in Lawrence County on April 25, 2016.

DEP Approves PA Pipeline Project/Mariner East 2 Permits

02/13/2017
After extensive review, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved the permit applications from Sunoco Pipeline LP (Sunoco) for the PA Pipeline Project/Mariner East 2 pipeline project. DEP considered 17 Chp. 105 (Water Obstruction and Encroachment) permits and 3 Chp. 102 (Erosion and Sediment Control) permits for the project.

UPDATED: DEP Opens Public Comment Period for New and Revised General Permits to Regulate Methane Requirements

02/06/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has opened a 45-day public comment period to accept input on two general permits and revisions to an air quality permit exemption for reducing methane and other pollutants at well sites and compressor stations associated with natural gas drilling and transport.

DEP Announces BWA for PWSA Customers Can Be Lifted

02/02/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a letter to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA), informing PWSA that the Boil Water Advisory can be lifted. DEP has evaluated the data provided by PWSA and has determined PWSA’s data demonstrates that the water in the distribution network is now in compliance with regulations. <br>

ADVISORY – STATE COLLEGE – FRIDAY – DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Oak Hall Quarry Surface Mining Permit Modification

01/26/2017
Tomorrow, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting and hearing to solicit comments regarding Hanson Aggregates Pennsylvania LLC’s request to modify the surface mining permit at its Oak Hall Quarry. The public meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Mount Nittany Middle School, 656 Brandywine Drive, State College, PA 16801.

DEP Urges Pennsylvanians to Test Homes for Radon

01/10/2017
he Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) urges Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon in January as part of national Radon Action Month. Colorless, odorless, and radioactive, radon is a known human carcinogen and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

DEP Completes Lead Surveillance Program to Keep Banned Solder Products Off Shelves

01/09/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has completed routine surveillance of hardware stores and other retail facilities in 13 counties to verify that leaded solder is not being sold for plumbing purposes. This surveillance is conducted in accordance with the 1989 Lead Ban Act.

DEP Offers Funding for Stormwater Management Projects

01/06/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering grants up to $200,000 to local entities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed for stormwater management projects that implement best management practices (BMP) to reduce the amount of nutrients and sediment pollution in local waterways. <br>

DEP Engineer Craig Burda Honored with National Award for Coal Refuse Reclamation

01/05/2017
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) mining engineer Craig Burda was honored with a national award for his outstanding work in coal refuse reclamation by the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) at an event hosted by DEP on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

Drought Declarations Remain Unchanged after Task Force Meeting

01/05/2017
Following a meeting today of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) made no changes in county drought declarations: 8 counties remain in drought warning status and 26 remain on drought watch.

ADVISORY - DEP to Host Public Hearing Regarding Northampton County Landfill Proposed Expansion

12/20/2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public hearing regarding Chrin Landfill’s permit application to expand its existing facility in Williams Township, Northampton County.

DEP Increases Drought Warning to Eight Counties; 26 Counties Remain on Drought Watch

12/16/2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has placed four more counties on drought warning status following a meeting today of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force.

ADVISORY – FRIDAY – Department of Environmental Protection to Hold Webinar on Chesapeake Bay Farm Survey Results

12/14/2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a webinar on Friday, December 16, 2016, at 10:00 AM to discuss study findings on farmers’ voluntary water pollution reduction efforts in the Pennsylvania Chesapeake Bay Watershed. <br>

Year-In-Review: DEP Puts Miners Back to Work, Protects Air and Water and Kick-Starts Energy Economy in 2016

12/13/2016
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell announced the following accomplishments by the agency in 2016.

ADVISORY – ERIE – MONDAY – Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum (PA-LEEF) Meeting December 12

12/09/2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Pennsylvania Sea Grant invite interested members of the public to attend the third meeting of the Pennsylvania Lake Erie Environmental Forum (PA-LEEF) at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center on Monday, December 12, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.
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