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Wolf Administration Visits Wetlands Mitigation Project, Planned Site of Environmental Recreation and Education Facility

11/17/2017
Today, DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell and North-central Regional Director Marcus Kohl visited the Tom Ridge and Julian Wetlands to tour the site and discuss planned environmental recreation improvements with representatives from the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation.

DEP Agreement with PWSA Could Allow $1.8 Million Investment in Lead Line Replacement

11/17/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) have entered into a Consent Order and Agreement (COA) including a $2.4 million civil penalty assessment for violations related to lead level exceedances, partial lead service line replacements, and unauthorized changes to its water treatment. Up to $1.8 million of the agreed penalty may go towards community improvements, which could include replacing customers’ lead service lines.  

ADVISORY – PORT MATILDA – FRIDAY – Wolf Administration to Highlight Conservation Efforts and Visit the Tom Ridge and Julian Wetlands Project

11/15/2017
On Friday, November 17, 2017, DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell and North-central Regional Director Marcus Kohl invite the media to join them for a tour at the Tom Ridge and Julian Wetlands to discuss the initiative and highlight the Wolf Administration’s commitment to conservation statewide.

Wolf Administration Tours Panda Power Funds’ Hummel Station Natural Gas Power Plant Under Construction

11/15/2017
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and DEP North-central Regional Director Marcus Kohl today visited the construction site of the Panda Hummel Station Power Project to discuss the project with facility representatives and the media.

ADVISORY – WILLIAMSPORT – THURSDAY – Wolf Administration to Highlight Progress Addressing Environmental Issues

11/14/2017
On Thursday, November 16, 2017, DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell will address the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s Morning Member Connection breakfast meeting.<br>

ADVISORY – SHAMOKIN DAM – WEDNESDAY – Wolf Administration to Visit Panda Hummel Station Power Project Under Construction

11/13/2017
On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and North-central Regional Director Marcus Kohl will visit the Panda Hummel Station Power Project, which is currently under construction, to discuss the project with facility representatives and the media.

DEP and United Refining Company Achieve Sulfur Dioxide Reductions in Warren PA

11/09/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and United Refining Company (United Refining) announced that changes to United Refining’s Warren, PA, facility have reduced sulfur dioxide emissions by 62% from 2011 levels thanks to recent modifications.

DEP Releases Comprehensive Performance Evaluation Report on PWSA Aspinwall Filter Plant

11/06/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released its final report detailing results from its Comprehensive Performance Evaluation (CPE) of Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) Aspinwall Water Treatment Plant conducted September 18 through 22, 2017.

DEP Extends Use of Existing PAG-02 Authorizations and Proposes to Reissue Current General Permit

11/02/2017
In order to ensure the continued coverage of existing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination (NPDES) permitted activities, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is taking a number of steps related to its General Permit for stormwater discharges associated with construction activities.

Wolf Administration Invites Pennsylvania’s Environmental Stewards to Apply for 2018 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence

11/01/2017
The Wolf Administration invites all Pennsylvanians who’ve recently worked on successful environmental projects to apply for the state’s top environmental recognition: the&nbsp; 2018 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence, honoring individuals and organizations whose dedicated efforts have improved air, land, and water quality in Pennsylvania.

Wolf Administration and Carlisle Community Kick Off Transformation of 48-Acre Industrial Brownfield into Residential/Retail Complex and Park

11/01/2017
The Wolf Administration joined state and local officials from Carlisle Borough and Cumberland County Wednesday to kick off the shovel-ready phase of a private-public collaborative project to transform a 48-acre industrial brownfield into a residential/retail/office complex and public park.

ADVISORY – TOMORROW – Wolf Administration and Carlisle Community to Kick Off Transformation of 48-Acre Industrial Brownfield into Residential/Retail Complex and Park

10/31/2017
Wednesday, the Wolf Administration will join state and local officials from Carlisle Borough and Cumberland County to celebrate the kick off of the transformation of a private-public collaborative project from a 48-acre industrial brownfield into a residential/retail/office complex and public park.

DEP Publishes Pennsylvanians’ Input on Environmental Justice from Statewide Listening Tour

10/27/2017
As a next step in reshaping its environmental justice office, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has published the transcripts and a document listing all comments received during DEP’s statewide listening tour on environmental justice.

Wolf Administration Tours Monocacy Creek Revitalization Project

10/25/2017
On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell today toured habitat restoration projects undertaken by Wildlands Conservancy on Monocacy Creek in Bethlehem.

DEP Orders PWSA to Make Critical Infrastructure Upgrades to Ensure Adequate Drinking Water Supplies

10/25/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today issued an Administrative Order requiring the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) to make critical infrastructure upgrades and repairs to its public drinking water system specifically to ensure adequate pressure and volume within the system.<br>

ADVISORY – LEHIGH VALLEY– TOMORROW – DEP Secretary to Visit Wildlands Conservancy Stream Restoration Work

10/24/2017
On Wednesday, DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell will tour projects of Wildlands Conservancy in Emmaus, Lehigh County, to get a first-hand look at stream restoration work being done by this land trust.

DEP Receives Updated Phase II Application from Elcon Recycling Services, LLC

10/23/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has received a response to its May 30, 2017, administrative completeness review letter regarding Elcon Recycling Services, LLC’s (Elcon) Phase II application for a proposed commercial hazardous waste storage and treatment facility in Falls Township, Bucks County. DEP received the submission on October 13, 2017.

Wolf Administration Visits Abandoned Mine Reclamation Project in Luzerne County

10/23/2017
On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell today toured the 88-acre reclamation Curry Hill-Avondale Abandoned Mine Reclamation project in Plymouth Township, Luzerne County.

Wolf Administration Signs Agreement to Regulate, Monitor Water Releases to Delaware River

10/23/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has signed a revised multi-state agreement that will continue water releases into the Delaware River from three New York City reservoirs. These releases support a variety of water uses in the portion of the river that forms the eastern border of the Commonwealth, and will prevent threats to public health and the environment.

ADVISORY – WILKES-BARRE – MONDAY – DEP Secretary to Tour Mine Reclamation Project in Luzerne County

10/20/2017
On Monday, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will tour the Curry Hill/Avondale Abandoned Mine Project in Plymouth Township, Luzerne County to view a reclamation project that lays the groundwork for future development at the abandoned mine land.

DEP Warns Public to Not Dispose Tires at Luzerne County Business

10/20/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is warning the public to not dispose of old or recycled tires at Nationwide Tire Recycling, Inc. (NTR) in Duryea, Luzerne County.

Wolf Administration Tours Camp Victory Pond and Wetland Restoration Project funded by Growing Greener Program

10/19/2017
On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Executive Deputy Secretary Ramez Ziadeh and North-central Regional Director Marcus Kohl today toured a recently completed restoration project funded through the Growing Greener program at Camp Victory, a non-profit camp providing services to children with special needs.

DEP to Hold Public Hearing for Proposed Berks County Natural Gas Power Generation Facility

10/18/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public hearing on permits related to the proposed Birdsboro Power LLC natural gas power generation facility.

ADVISORY – MILLVILLE – THURSDAY – Wolf Administration to Tour Camp Victory Pond and Wetland Restoration Site

10/17/2017
On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Department of Environmental Protection Executive Deputy Secretary Ramez Ziadeh and North-central Regional Director Marcus Kohl will visit Camp Victory, a non-profit camp providing services to children with special needs, to tour a restoration project funded through the Growing Greener program.

Wolf Administration Announces Project to Provide Drinking Water to 148 Homes and Businesses Affected by Legacy Mining Operations in Clearfield County

10/16/2017
On behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced funding for an Abandoned Mine Land (AML) project to construct a public waterline to serve 148 homes and businesses with public drinking water.

DEP Accepting Feedback on Enhancing Public Engagement

10/13/2017
In order to enhance public engagement, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced its proposed improvements to three policy documents, and is seeking comments on the proposed updates. The policies focus on development and review of regulations, interaction with Advisory Committees, and development and publication of technical guidance.

DEP to Cover Cost of at Least 800 Agricultural Plans for Clean Water in Pennsylvania’s Part of Chesapeake Bay Watershed

10/13/2017
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will reimburse farmers in Pennsylvania’s part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed for the cost of preparing hundreds of agricultural plans for clean water.<br>

MEDIA ADVISORY – DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant in Greene County

10/12/2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public hearing on an Air Quality Plan Approval application for the proposed Hill Top Energy Center located in Cumberland Township, Greene County.

ADVISORY – CLEARFIELD – MONDAY – Wolf Administration to Provide Tour of Pine Grove Waterline AML Pilot Project Site

10/12/2017
On Monday, October 16, 2017, DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell will visit Lawrence Township, Clearfield County, to announce funding for an Abandoned Mine Land (AML) project to construct a public waterline to serve 148 homes and businesses with public drinking water.
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