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ADVISORY – VIRTUAL MEDIA BRIEFING – WEDNESDAY – Wolf Administration to Announce Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan 2021, Call for Statewide Action on Climate Change

09/20/2021
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell, DEP Environmental Justice Director Allison Acevedo, Department of Transportation Secretary Yassmin Gramian, Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn will announce Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan 2021, emphasizing the need for statewide action now by partners in all sectors: government, industry, business, and community organizations.

DEP Dedicates Public Drinking Water System to Leacock Township

09/14/2021
HSCA Funded Project Alleviates Groundwater Contamination Issues

ADVISORY – LANCASTER – TUESDAY – Wolf Administration to Dedicate Leacock Township Public Water System

09/13/2021
On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will dedicate the recently constructed public drinking water system in the Village of Intercourse, in Leacock Township, Lancaster County. The water system was constructed due to the area’s groundwater being contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE), which had adversely impacted private drinking wells. Approximately 450 homes and businesses are connected to the system.

DEP to Receive Comments, Host Virtual Public Hearing on Air Quality Permit Renewal for Chester Facility, Delaware County

09/03/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced it will receive public comments and host a virtual public hearing regarding a Title V/State Operating Permit renewal request for Covanta Delaware Valley, LP, a waste to energy facility in the City of Chester, Delaware County.

DEP Approves Environmentally Protective Methods for Land Application of Food Processing Residual

09/02/2021
Agreement resolves legal proceedings between DEP and Nicholas Meat, Clinton County

Independent Regulatory Review Commission Approves CO2 Budget Final Rulemaking

09/01/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) today approved the regulation for Pennsylvania to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) by a vote of 3 to 2.

DEP Launches Nation’s Second State-Led Climate Leadership Academy, with More Than 150 Enrolled

08/31/2021
Expands Climate Change Educational Outreach That Began with Local Climate Action Program

DEP Opens Application Process for Coastal Zone Grants

08/30/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting applications for this year’s Coastal Zone Grant round from August 30, 2021, to October 18, 2021.

DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Friday, August 27, 2021, in Southeastern Counties

08/26/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Friday, August 27, 2021, in the southeastern counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Thursday, August 26, 2021, in Southeastern Counties and Lehigh Valley-Berks Area

08/25/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Thursday, August 26, 2021, in the southeastern counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia, and the Lehigh Valley-Berks Area, which includes the counties of Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton.<br>

DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Wednesday, August 25, 2021, in Multiple Areas of Pennsylvania

08/24/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Wednesday, August 25, 2021, in the following areas of Pennsylvania:<br><br>• The southeastern counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia;<br>• The Lehigh Valley-Berks Area, which includes the counties of Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton; <br>• The southcentral counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York;<br>• The southwestern counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland; and<br>• Indiana county.

DEP Announces $1 Million in Grant Funding Available to Small Businesses and Farmers to Improve Operations through Energy Efficiency and Pollution Reduction

08/20/2021
Leaders from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) visited GeorgeKo Industries in Erie today to announce that $1 million in 2021 Small Business Advantage Grant funding is available to small businesses and farmers who want to improve their operations through energy efficiency, pollution prevention, and natural resource protection.

ADVISORY – ERIE – TOMORROW – DEP to Tour Family-Owned Company, Announce $1 Million Available in Small Business Advantage Grants

08/19/2021
On Friday, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Northwest Regional Office Director Erin Wells will visit GeorgeKo Industries to announce the availability of $1 million in 2021 Small Business Advantage Grants.

Crawford County to Receive Additional Mosquito Spraying

08/18/2021
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 Thursday, August 19, 2021, in the townships of West Mead and East Fairfield as well as the city of Meadville.

DEP Collects $85,000 Penalty from Sunoco for Mariner East 2 Violations

08/16/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has assessed an $85,666 penalty from Sunoco Pipeline LP (Sunoco) for violations related to the construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline in four Pennsylvania counties: Blair, Cumberland, Juniata, and Lebanon. The violations took place between February and August 2020. The penalty was part of a Consent Assessment of Civil Penalty (CACP) signed earlier this month.

DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Friday, August 13, 2021, in Southeastern Counties

08/12/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Friday, August 13, 2021, in the southeastern counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Thursday, August 12, 2021, in Southeastern Counties

08/11/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Thursday, August 12, 2021, in the southeastern counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

DEP Collects $140,000 from ETC Northeast Field Services, LLC for Violations in Beaver County

08/10/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it has executed a consent order and agreement (COA) with ETC Northeast Field Services, LLC (ETC) for violations that occurred in 2019 and 2020 during construction of the owner/operator’s B15 Well Connect Pipeline construction project located in Economy Borough and New Sewickley Township, Beaver County. DEP assessed and collected a $140,000 civil penalty, and the company has agreed to corrective actions.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Crawford County for August 11 and 12, 2021

08/09/2021
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, August 11, 2021, and will continue on Thursday, August 12, 2021, if work remains to be completed in Cambridge Springs Borough, the townships of Cambridge, West Mead, Vernon, and the city of Meadville.

DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Monday, August 9, 2021, in Southeastern Counties

08/08/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Monday, August 9, 2021, in the southeastern counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

DEP Approves Rolling Hills Landfill’s Expansion Application in Berks County

08/06/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it has approved the major permit modification application for the Rolling Hills Landfill in Berks County. The Delaware County Solid Waste Authority (DCSWA) owns and operates the municipal waste facility located in Earl Township.

DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Friday, August 6, 2021, in Southeastern Counties and Lehigh Valley-Berks Area

08/05/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Friday, August 6, 2021, in the southeastern counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia, and in the Lehigh Valley-Berks Area, which includes the counties of Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton.

Mosquito Spraying Continues in Crawford County

08/04/2021
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 Thursday, August 5, 2021, in the city of Meadville as well as Fairfield and Vernon Townships.

Mosquito Spraying Initiates in Crawford County

07/29/2021
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 Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Cambridge Township and Cambridge Springs Borough and on Monday August 2, 2021, in the townships of West Mead and East Fairfield and the Borough of Cochranton.

Wolf Administration to Move Forward with Radiological Testing of Leachate at Landfills

07/26/2021
In an effort to further protect Pennsylvania’s waterways and drinking water, the Wolf Administration announced today that it will soon require all Pennsylvania landfills – including those that accept unconventional oil and gas waste – to conduct quarterly testing of leachate for radiological contaminants.

DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Fine Particulate Matter for Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Multiple Areas of Pennsylvania

07/20/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for fine particulate matter for Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in the following areas of Pennsylvania:<br><br>• The southeastern 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 southcentral counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York.

DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Fine Particulate Matter for Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Multiple Areas of Pennsylvania

07/19/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for fine particulate matter for Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in the following areas of Pennsylvania:<br><br>• The southeastern counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia;<br>• The Lehigh Valley-Berks Area which includes the counties of Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton;<br>• The southcentral counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York; and<br>• The southwestern counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland.

DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Friday, July 16, 2021, in Southeastern Counties

07/15/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Friday, July 16, 2021, in the southeastern counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Southeastern Counties

07/14/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Thursday, July 15, 2021, in the southeastern counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.<br>

Environmental Quality Board Adopts Final CO2 Budget Trading Program Rulemaking

07/13/2021
Board adopts RGGI regulation by vote of 15 to 4
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