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Wolf Administration Hosts Open House to Outline How Restore Pennsylvania Can Address Stream and Flooding Needs

07/16/2019
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Northcentral Regional Director Marcus Kohl today hosted a public open house where multiple agencies shared information about working in streams impacted by flooding and erosion and discussed how Restore Pennsylvania can help communities better prepare for, and deal with, the aftermath of flooding.

ADVISORY – ADAMS COUNTY – WEDNESDAY – DEP to Host Information Session and Hearing for Specialty Granules’ Pitts Quarry Discharge Permit Renewal Application

07/15/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public information session and hearing on Specialty Granules LLC’s application to renew the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for its Pitts Quarry, located in Hamiltonban Township, Adams County.

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for Southeastern Counties on July 16, 2019

07/15/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, for the southeast region (encompassing the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia).

DEP to Host Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Heat Recovery Center in Northampton County

07/12/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public hearing regarding Slate Belt Heat Recovery, LLC’s (Slate Belt) plans to construct and operate the Slate Belt Heat Recovery Center at Grand Central Landfill in Plainfield Township, Northampton County. The hearing will take place on Monday, August 12 from 6:00-9:00 PM at Wind Gap Middle School, 1620 Teels Road, Pen Argyl, PA 18072.

ADVISORY – PHILIPSBURG – MONDAY – DEP to Host Open House on Stream Maintenance to Outline How Restore Pennsylvania Proposal Will Help

07/11/2019
On Monday, July 15, 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Northcentral Regional Office will host an open house to provide vital information and resources to landowners and municipalities seeking to work in streams impacted by flooding and erosion. DEP staff will provide an overview of Restore Pennsylvania, a bold, four-year, $4.5 billion statewide initiative that will provide funding for critical flood control infrastructure, including large-scale stream restoration and maintenance work.

DEP’s Oil and Gas Annual Report Details Increased Permitting and Inspection Efficiency

07/10/2019
The 2018 Oil and Gas Annual Report released today by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) shows that internal restructuring and continued expansion of electronic tools increased permitting and inspection efficiency, while also increasing the overall strength of DEP’s oversight, even as unconventional gas production reached a record level in Pennsylvania.

Wolf Administration Tours Pottstown Arch System to Discuss How Restore Pennsylvania Plan Could Address Infrastructure Needs

07/10/2019
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Regional Director Pat Patterson and staff joined local elected officials and Pottstown leaders today to discuss how Restore Pennsylvania could help address critical storm sewer infrastructure needs in the borough.

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for the Lehigh Valley and Southeastern Counties on July 10, 2019

07/09/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, for the Lehigh Valley (Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties) and the southeast region (encompassing the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia).

ADVISORY – POTTSTOWN – WEDNESDAY – Wolf Administration to Tour Arch System, Discuss How Restore Pennsylvania Will Help Address Infrastructure Needs

07/08/2019
On Wednesday, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Regional Director Pat Patterson and staff will join local elected officials and Pottstown Borough leaders to tour portions of the Goose Run Arch System in Pottstown Borough and to discuss how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal will help address critical infrastructure needs.

DEP Issues Environmental Assessment Letter to Keystone Landfill for Proposed Expansion in Lackawanna County

07/08/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued its environmental assessment review letter to Keystone Sanitary Landfill (Keystone) regarding its permit application for expansion at its facility in the boroughs of Dunmore and Throop, Lackawanna County.

DEP Denies Erie Coke Operating Permit; Files For Injunction to Close Plant Following Numerous Violations

07/01/2019
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today denied Erie Coke’s application to renew its Title V operating permit and has filed a complaint for injunctive relief in Erie County Court seeking to shut down the coke production facility following years of numerous repetitive environmental violations.

Wolf Administration Awards Environmental Education Grants

06/28/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today awarded $205,000 in Environmental Education Grants to 45 projects addressing environmental justice, climate change, and water quality.

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for Southeastern Counties on June 29, 2019

06/28/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Saturday, June 29, 2019, for the southeast region (encompassing the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia).

DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Consol’s Bailey Mine Draft Discharge Permit

06/27/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) District Mining Operations will hold a public hearing on a draft discharge permit for Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company’s Bailey Central Mine Complex in Morris Township, Greene County.

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for Southeastern Counties on June 27, 2019

06/26/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Thursday, June 27, 2019, for the southeast region (encompassing the counties of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, and Delaware).

Mosquito Spraying Set for Westmoreland County for Monday, June 24, 2019

06/21/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will conduct a mosquito control operation to decrease populations of mosquitoes and reduce the risk of West Nile virus transmission on Monday, June 24, 2019, in Scottdale Borough and East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Beaver County for Wednesday, June 19

06/19/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will conduct a mosquito control operation to decrease populations of mosquitoes and reduce the risk of West Nile virus transmission on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in North Sewickley Township along Connoquenessing Creek and New Galilee Borough, Beaver County.

Wolf Administration Tours Abandoned Mine Reclamation Site, Discusses How Restore Pennsylvania Plan Could Help Address Abandoned Mines

06/07/2019
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and staff today joined local elected officials and representatives from Scrubgrass Generating and South Sandy Creek Watershed Association to tour an abandoned mine reclamation site in Irwin Township, Venango County, and to discuss how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help communities fund mine reclamation projects.

Wolf Administration Tours Contrary Run AML Project, Discusses How Restore Pennsylvania Proposal Can Remediate Land and Water Resources

06/06/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) today hosted a tour of the recently completed Contrary Run abandoned mine land reclamation project on State Game Lands 100 near Snow Shoe, Centre County, and discussed how Restore Pennsylvania can accelerate investment in the recovery of land and water resources impacted by the legacy of abandoned mines.

Wolf Administration Outlines Benefits of Restore Pennsylvania for Flood Prevention, Stream Water Quality in Lancaster County

06/06/2019
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Executive Deputy Secretary Ramez Ziadeh and Representative Mike Sturla (D-96th) joined community leaders at Groff Farm in West Lampeter Township today to discuss how Restore Pennsylvania could enable floodplain restoration to prevent flooding and reduce pollution.

ADVISORY – IRWIN TOWNSHIP – FRIDAY – Wolf Administration to Tour Abandoned Mine Reclamation Site, Discuss How Restore Pennsylvania Plan Could Help Address Abandoned Mines

06/05/2019
On Friday, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and staff will join local elected officials and representatives from Scrubgrass Generating and South Sandy Creek Watershed Association to tour an abandoned mine reclamation site in Irwin Township and to discuss how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help mine reclamation projects statewide.

ADVISORY – WEST LAMPETER – THURSDAY – Wolf Administration to Tour Farm, Discuss How Restore Pennsylvania Could Prevent Erosion and Flooding

06/04/2019
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Executive Deputy Secretary Ramez Ziadeh will join Representative Mike Sturla and community leaders on Groff Farm in West Lampeter Township to discuss how Restore Pennsylvania could enable floodplain restoration work to prevent erosion and flooding.

ADVISORY – SNOW SHOE – THURSDAY – DEP, PGC to Tour Contrary Run AML Project, Discuss How Restore Pennsylvania Proposal Can Remediate Land and Water Resources

06/04/2019
On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) will tour the recently completed Contrary Run abandoned mine land reclamation project on State Game Lands 100 near Snow Shoe, Centre County, and discuss how Restore Pennsylvania can accelerate investment in the recovery of land and water resources impacted by the legacy of abandoned mines.

Wolf Administration Outlines Benefits of Restore Pennsylvania for Aging Dams, Rehabilitation in Monroe County

05/20/2019
Today, representatives from Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Waterways Engineering and Wetlands Program toured Middle Dam along Sambo Creek in East Stroudsburg to highlight how the Wolf Administration's Restore Pennsylvania plan would comprehensively address aging dams across the commonwealth.

Wolf Administration Outlines Benefits of Restore Pennsylvania for Aging Dams, Rehabilitation in Monroe County

05/20/2019
Today, representatives from Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Waterways Engineering and Wetlands Program toured Middle Dam along Sambo Creek in East Stroudsburg to highlight how the Wolf Administration’s Restore Pennsylvania plan would comprehensively address aging dams across the commonwealth.

ADVISORY – MONROE COUNTY – MONDAY – Wolf Administration to Tour Middle Dam in East Stroudsburg, Discuss How Restore Pennsylvania Proposal Could Help Communities Rehabilitate Dams

05/17/2019
On Monday, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) staff will join Monroe County and community leaders at Middle Dam along Sambo Creek near East Stroudsburg to discuss how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help communities fund rehabilitation projects for dams in need of repair.

Wolf Administration Expands Routes for Clean-Fuel Drivers

05/16/2019
Expanding routes for those who drive clean-fuel vehicles in Pennsylvania, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced grants for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and the designation of 500 more miles of highway as “Alternative Fuel Corridors,” with compressed natural gas (CNG) or EV charging stations readily accessible.

Wolf Administration Tours Fishing Creek, Hosts Open House to Outline How Restore Pennsylvania Can Address Stream and Flooding Needs

05/16/2019
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Northcentral Regional Director Marcus Kohl today joined other state and county officials for a tour of Fishing Creek and a public open house to share information about working in streams impacted by flooding and erosion and discuss how Restore Pennsylvania can help communities dealing with the aftermath of flooding.
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