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Wolf Administration Announces Over $2.7 Million for Alternative Fuel Transportation Projects to Improve Air Quality and Public Health

01/21/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today funding for more than $2.7 million in Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIGs) to 18 cleaner fuel transportation projects statewide that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants.

Wolf Administration Joining Department of Interior Secretary Haaland to Highlight Infrastructure Investments in Legacy Pollution Clean-up

01/21/2022
$25 million investments in new reclamation and economic development will be announced

Deer Tick Virus (DTV) Detected at High Levels in Clearfield County Park

01/20/2022
Public strongly encouraged to take precautions; DEP will control, monitor ticks

ADVISORY – HARRISBURG – TOMORROW – Wolf Administration Announces $2.7 Million in Awards for Cleaner Fuel Transportation Projects Statewide

01/20/2022
Tomorrow, the Wolf Administration will announce the approval of more than $2.7 million in 2021 Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIGs) to 18 transportation projects statewide that will help improve air quality and public health. Projects include electric school buses, electric vans, and electric vehicle chargers, among other projects to reduce fuel use and emissions.

Wolf Administration Announces $3.5 Million for Watershed Restoration and Protection Projects in Southeast PA

01/20/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that 14 projects in Southeast Pennsylvania, totaling more than $3.5 million, aimed at watershed restoration and protection will be funded through this year’s Growing Greener grants.

ADVISORY – MONTGOMERY COUNTY – TOMORROW – DEP to Announce Funding for Watershed Restoration and Protection Projects

01/19/2022
Tomorrow, members of the Wolf Administration will announce the approval of more than $3.5 million in Growing Greener Grants for 14 watershed restoration and protection projects in Southeast Pennsylvania.

CORRECTION: ADVISORY – MONTGOMERY COUNTY – TOMORROW – DEP to Announce Funding for Watershed Restoration and Protection Projects

01/19/2022
Tomorrow, members of the Wolf Administration will announce the approval of more than $3.5 million in Growing Greener Grants for 14 watershed restoration and protection projects in Southeast Pennsylvania.

DEP Releases Draft 2022 Pennsylvania Integrated Water Quality Report, Invites Public Comment

01/18/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released for public comment the draft Pennsylvania 2022 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report, the biennial update on the health of streams and lakes statewide.

ADVISORY – VIRTUAL EVENT – TUESDAY – DEP to Host Virtual Public Information Meeting on Permit Application for Surface Mine in Cambria and Somerset Counties

01/14/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a virtual public information meeting for the public to ask questions and receive information about the proposed Mine 78 Surface Mine No. 3 mine. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM using the Webex platform.

Wolf Administration Encourages Residents to Test for Radon, Highlights Opportunity to Request Free Testing Kit

01/13/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in partnership with the American Lung Association of Pennsylvania (ALAPA), encourages Pennsylvanians to test their home for radon.

ADVISORY – CHESTER COUNTY – TOMORROW – DEP Encourages Residents in East Whiteland Township to Test for Radon, Provides Instruction to Receive Free Kits

01/12/2022
Tomorrow, Wolf Administration staff will join East Whiteland Township officials to encourage residents to request a free radon kit from the American Lung Association of Pennsylvania and test their homes for this naturally occurring colorless, radioactive, odorless gas.

DEP to Host Virtual Public Hearing regarding Warehouse Permit Application and Logistics Center Project in Northampton County

01/12/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a virtual public hearing to accept comments on a permit application by New Demi Road, LLC for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit related to construction of a 420,000 square-foot warehouse along Demi Road in Upper Mount Bethel, Northampton County. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM.

DEP Declares Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Fine Particulate Matter for Thursday, January 13, 2022, in Multiple Areas of Pennsylvania

01/12/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for fine particulate matter for Thursday, January 13, 2022, in the following areas of Pennsylvania:<br><br>• The Philadelphia Area, which includes the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia;<br>• The Lehigh Valley-Berks Area, which includes the counties of Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton; and<br>• The Susquehanna Valley Area, which includes the counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York.

ADVISORY – HARRISBURG – TOMORROW – DEP and Second Lady to Encourage Pennsylvanians to Test Their Homes for Radon

01/11/2022
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and Second Lady Gisele Fetterman will encourage Pennsylvanians to test their homes for radon in a press conference at the Capitol Media Center as part of National Radon Action Month.

DEP to Host Virtual Public Information Meeting on Permit Application for Surface Mine in Cambria and Somerset Counties

01/07/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a virtual public information meeting for the public to ask questions and receive information about the proposed Mine 78 Surface Mine No. 3 mine. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM using the Webex platform.

ADVISORY – MIDDLETOWN – MONDAY – Wolf Administration to Announce How Pennsylvania Can Meet 100 Percent of Its Pollutant Reduction Targets in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

01/07/2022
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Chesapeake Bay Program Director Jill Whitcomb and State Conservation Commission Executive Secretary Karl Brown&nbsp; will visit Stoney Lawn Farms to announce how Pennsylvania will meet 100 percent of its nutrient and sediment reduction targets in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and call for funding support to make it happen.

Wolf Administration Announces How Pennsylvania Will Meet Its 2025 Pollution Reduction Goals in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

01/05/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today how the state will fully meet its nutrient and sediment pollution reduction goals in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed by 2025.

Wolf Administration Announces Funding to Protect Delaware Estuary Coastal Zone

01/05/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that 12 projects, totaling $574,974, aimed at protecting and restoring the Delaware Estuary Coastal Zone would be funded through grants. This year’s projects emphasize education, design, and engineering; all of which will benefit this critical habitat and ecosystem.

ADVISORY – DELAWARE COUNTY – TOMORROW – DEP to Announce Funding to Protect Delaware Estuary Coastal Zone, Visits Grant Site in City of Chester

01/04/2022
Tomorrow members of the Wolf Administration will announce the approval of more than $500,000 in Coastal Zone Grants, while highlighting the City of Chester, a recipient of one of this year’s awards. Following the announcement, participants will visit the site of the future trail to be designed using these grant dollars.

ADVISORY – EPHRATA – TOMORROW – DEP to Announce $17.4 Million and Highlight County Progress for Healthy Local Waters in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

12/15/2021
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will join Lancaster Clean Water Partners, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and TeamAg, Inc. at Brilyn Acres farm tomorrow to announce $17 million in grant funding and highlight counties’ path-breaking work for healthy streams, rivers, and lakes in Pennsylvania’s share of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

ADVISORY – SCOTT TOWNSHIP – TOMORROW – DEP to Announce $17.4 Million and Highlight County Progress for Healthy Local Waters in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

12/15/2021
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Northeast Region Watershed Manager Shane Kleiner will join Lackawanna County Conservation District leaders tomorrow to announce $17 million in grant funding and highlight counties’ path-breaking work for healthy streams, rivers, and lakes in Pennsylvania’s share of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

ADVISORY – MONTOURSVILLE – TOMORROW – DEP to Announce $17.4 Million and Highlight County Progress for Healthy Local Waters in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

12/15/2021
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Northcentral Region Acting Director Jared Dressler will join Lycoming County Conservation District leaders tomorrow to announce $17 million in grant funding and highlight counties’ path-breaking work for healthy streams, rivers, and lakes in Pennsylvania’s share of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

DEP Encourages Pennsylvanians to Winterize Their Homes for Savings on Utility Bills

12/14/2021
Winterization increases energy efficiency and saves money.

ADVISORY – HARRISBURG – TOMORROW – DEP, PUC Offer Tips on Home Winterization for Utility Bill Savings

12/13/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys Brown Dutrieuille encourage Pennsylvanians to winterize their homes with winter weather conditions coming to save on utility bills.

DEP Offers “DEP Grants 101” Webinar for First-Time Applicants

11/19/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a live public webinar, “DEP Grants 101,” on December 2 to introduce nonprofit organizations, small businesses, farmers, and municipal offices in communities around the state to the array of DEP grant funding available and how to apply for it.

DEP Proposal to Set Stricter PFAS Limits Approved by Environmental Quality Board

11/16/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) approved its proposed rule to set maximum contaminant levels (MCL) of two forms of per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to be protective of adverse developmental and immune system effects. The board approved the rulemaking with a vote of 17 to 2.

DEP Releases “Guidelines for Recycling in Your Community” Booklet on America Recycles Day to Assist Pennsylvanians and Support Local Recycling Programs

11/15/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has released a simple guide to help residents and businesses understand recycling in Pennsylvania called “Guidelines for Recycling in Your Community.” The booklet helps Pennsylvanians to recycle correctly by finding recycling programs in their local area, learning their local rules, and following them to maximize the social, environmental, and economic benefits of recycling.

ADVISORY – HARRISBURG – MONDAY – Wolf Administration Celebrates National Recycling Day with Release of DEP’s “Guidelines for Recycling in Your Community” Booklet

11/12/2021
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will join members of the recycling community to celebrate National Recycling Day, and unveil “Guidelines for Recycling in Your Community,” a simple guide to help residents and businesses understand recycling in Pennsylvania.

ADVISORY – HARRISBURG – TOMORROW – Wolf Administration to Join Penbrook Borough in “Pick Up Pennsylvania” Community Litter Cleanup

11/09/2021
Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell and Department of Transportation Secretary Yassmin Gramian will join Penbrook Borough community leaders and representatives from Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful tomorrow in a local litter cleanup as part of the “Pick Up Pennsylvania” statewide litter cleanup campaign to benefit streams, rivers, and lakes.
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