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DEP Reaches Settlement with CNX on Abandoned Wells

10/11/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Consent Order and Agreement (COA) with CNX Gas Company, LLC (CNX) for well plugging violations in four southwestern Pennsylvania counties.

DEP Suspends Well Permits for Operator’s Failure to Pay Impact Fee

10/09/2019
Suspension to Remain Until Xtreme Energy Pays Fees to Pennsylvania PUC

Wolf Administration Visits Grafius Run, Discusses How Restore Pennsylvania Proposal Could Help Address Flooding Needs

10/08/2019
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell today joined City of Williamsport officials and municipal partners to view flood-impacted sites along Grafius Run and discuss how the proposed Restore Pennsylvania plan could help fund a solution to prevent future flood damage.

DEP Postpones Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Windmill Project in Carbon County

10/07/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has postponed the Monday, October 21 public hearing regarding the Broad Mountain Wind Project in Carbon County due to ongoing construction at Weatherly Area Elementary/Middle School, the original location. DEP is working to secure another date and location for the hearing.

ADVISORY – WILLIAMSPORT – TUESDAY – Wolf Administration to Visit Grafius Run, Discuss How Restore Pennsylvania Proposal Could Help Address Flooding Needs

10/04/2019
On Tuesday, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will join City of Williamsport and municipal partners to view Grafius Run and discuss how the proposed Restore Pennsylvania plan could help fund a solution to prevent future flood damage.

DEP to Conduct Mosquito Control Operations Following Confirmed Populations of Mosquitoes with Eastern Equine Encephalitis

10/03/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is conducting truck mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operations in parts of Stoneboro, Mercer County, where evidence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been found.

DEP to Hold Public Hearing for Bivouac Swine Facility Permit Application

10/01/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public hearing regarding a Water Quality Management (WQM) permit application submitted by CFC Fulton Properties. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the McConnellsburg Fire Hall, 112 E. Maple St., McConnellsburg, PA 17233. The application is for the construction of Bivouac Sow Farm, a new swine facility in Ayr Township, Fulton County. The company plans to construct three barns with underneath storage for a sow/nursery swine operation located at 15197 Great Cove Road, Big Cove Tannery, PA 17212.

DEP Reaches Civil Penalty Against Soap Manufacturing Company for Unpermitted Discharges into Luzerne County Creek

09/24/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that Henkel US Operations Corp. has agreed to pay a $19,410 civil penalty for five unpermitted discharges into a Luzerne County Creek, reporting violations, and failure to comply with monitoring and sampling requirements. The discharges from the company’s West Hazleton soap manufacturing plant resulted in soapy water and suds leaking into the creek two years ago.

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

09/23/2019
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Northcentral Regional Director Marcus Kohl today joined other state and county officials to visit the site of a proposed stream improvement project to share information about working in streams impacted by flooding and erosion and to highlight how Restore Pennsylvania can help communities dealing with the aftermath of flooding.

DEP to Conduct Mosquito Control Operations in Erie County Following Confirmed Populations of Mosquitoes with Eastern Equine Encephalitis

09/23/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will be conducting truck mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operations in parts of Waterford, Erie County, where evidence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been found.

DEP to Conduct Mosquito Control Operations in Carbon County Following Confirmed Populations of Mosquitoes with Eastern Equine Encephalitis

09/23/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be conducting truck mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operations in parts of Mahoning Township, Carbon County, where evidence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been found.

Wolf Administration Denounces Trump Administration’s Rollback of Critical Auto Emissions Standards

09/20/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today denounced the Trump Administration’s action to revoke California’s authority to set its own auto emission standards for greenhouse gases.

DEP to Host Public Hearing regarding Proposed Windmill Project in Carbon County

09/19/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public hearing regarding Broad Mountain Power, LLC’s application for a National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the proposed Broad Mountain Wind Project to be located in Nesquehoning Borough and Packer Township, Carbon County. The hearing will take place on Monday, October 21, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Weatherly Area Middle/Elementary School located at 602 6th St., Weatherly, PA 18255.

ADVISORY – MANSFIELD – MONDAY – Wolf Administration to View Stream Site, Host Open House to Outline How Restore Pennsylvania Can Address Stream and Flooding Needs

09/19/2019
On Monday, September 23, 2019, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Northcentral Regional Office, Mansfield Borough, and Mansfield University officials will meet with media to visit the site of a proposed stream improvement project and highlight how the Restore Pennsylvania proposal can address stream and flooding needs. The site, which is owned by Mansfield University and is adjacent to their baseball field, lies immediately upstream of the Clinton Street Archway, which has repeatedly flooded.

DEP Opens Investigation Near Erie Coke Following Passive Air Monitoring Sampling Results

09/18/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has opened a follow-up investigation near Erie Coke due to results stemming from the department’s new passive air monitoring sampling.

Pennsylvania Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus in 2019

09/17/2019
Pennsylvanians Reminded to Take Steps to Avoid Infection

DEP to Host Public Hearing Tri-County Landfill Permit Application

09/16/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public hearing on Wednesday, October 16 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Grove City High School, 511 Highland Avenue in Grove City, in response to a permit application from Tri-County Landfill, Inc., to re-open the existing closed municipal waste landfill in Liberty and Pine townships, Mercer County.

DEP Orders Sunoco to Cover Exposed Pipelines Identified Across the State

09/11/2019
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today ordered Sunoco Pipeline, LP (Sunoco) to cover exposed pipelines at more than three dozen locations across the state.

DEP Enters Agreement with PWSA for Critical Water Infrastructure Upgrades

09/06/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) have entered into a Consent Order and Agreement (COA) that will result in infrastructure upgrades to the PWSA distribution system.

DEP Issues Sunoco $319,000 in Penalties for Mariner East 2 Pipeline Construction Violations

08/29/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection today announced that it has issued two penalties to Sunoco Pipeline, LP totaling $319,461 for violations resulting from construction activities on the Mariner East 2 pipeline project.

Wolf Administration Provides Update on Pool Doctor Site, Highlights Need for Restore PA for Brownfield Cleanups

08/28/2019
DEP will also hold a public hearing September 4 on the ongoing cleanup efforts at the site

DEP Announces State Plan to Improve Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

08/27/2019
Today the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the final state plan to promote the long-term viability of farming, outdoor recreation, and other economic sectors; protect public health and water supplies; and help communities reduce flooding by improving local water quality in 43 counties in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

ADVISORY – ROCHESTER – WEDNESDAY – DEP Secretary to Visit Pool Doctor HSCA Site, Discuss Benefits of Restore Pennsylvania

08/27/2019
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and Southwest Regional DEP officials will visit the Pool Doctor—Beaver Alkali Products site and will discuss the importance of how Restore Pennsylvania could help communities rehabilitate properties that pose environmental threats, putting them into productive reuse.

DEP Terminates Some Permit Review and Inspection Authority Delegated to Beaver County Conservation District

08/20/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it is terminating the delegated permitting and inspection authority of the Beaver County Conservation District (BCCD) for the erosion and sediment control (E&S) program. This decision follows an evaluation of the BCCD program conducted by DEP.

Wolf Administration Announces Funding Available to Help Farmers and Communities Improve Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

08/15/2019
Today, the Wolf Administration announced the availability of funding to help Chesapeake Bay Watershed communities reduce pollutants in local streams and rivers. The Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Agricultural Plan Reimbursement Program will provide $1.3 million in reimbursement grants to help farmers with the cost of preparing agricultural plans that will help reduce flooding, protect public health and water supplies, and promote the long-term viability of farming.

ADVISORY – NORTHAMPTON COUNTY – MONDAY – DEP to Host Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Heat Recovery Center

08/09/2019
On Monday, the Department of Environmental Protection will host a public hearing to take testimony from residents regarding the proposed Slate Belt Heat Recovery Center at Grand Central Landfill in Plainfield Township, Northampton County.

Wolf Administration Outlines Benefits of Restore Pennsylvania for Proposed Recreational Complex in Luzerne County

08/05/2019
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell was joined by state Senator John Yudichak (D-14th) and other local officials today in Luzerne County to highlight the benefits of the Wolf Administration’s Restore Pennsylvania plan in remediating and redeveloping blighted properties across Pennsylvania.

ADVISORY – LUZERNE COUNTY – MONDAY – Wolf Administration to Tour Proposed Nanticoke Recreation Site and Discuss How Restore Pennsylvania Proposal Could Help Rehabilitate Old Industrial Sites

08/02/2019
On Monday, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will join Nanticoke and community leaders at the site of the proposed Lower Broadway Recreation Complex to discuss how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help communities rehabilitate vacant land for recreational use.

DEP, Talen Energy, and Environmental Integrity Project Reach Settlement for Violations at Brunner Island

07/31/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a settlement with Talen Energy Corporation and the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP). Under terms of the Consent Decree, Talen Energy agreed to pay a civil penalty of $1 million, the largest coal ash penalty in Pennsylvania history, for violations of groundwater degradation and NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) effluent violations at Talen’s Brunner Island Steam Electric Station.

DEP Reaches Agreement for $750K Against PQ Corporation for Air Quality Violations

07/30/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has negotiated a Consent Assessment of Civil Penalty with PQ Corporation (PQ) in the amount of $750,000 for air quality violations in the City of Chester, Delaware County for the period between July 2013 and December 2018.
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