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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.

ADVISORY – VIRTUAL – TOMORROW – DEP to Hold Virtual Hearing on Proposed Remediation Plan for Soil, Groundwater, and Surface Water Contamination at Bishop Tube Site

11/08/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), under the authority of the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (HSCA), is proposing a remedial response action to address soil, groundwater, and surface water contamination, and an impacted residential drinking water supply at the site of the former Bishop Tube facility in East Whiteland Township, Chester County.

DEP Declares Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Fine Particulate Matter for Monday, November 8, 2021, in Susquehanna Valley Area and Liberty-Clairton Area of Allegheny County

11/07/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for fine particulate matter for Monday, November 8, 2021, in the Susquehanna Valley Area, which includes the counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York, and in the Liberty-Clairton Area of Allegheny County, which includes Clairton City, Glassport Borough, Liberty Borough, Lincoln Borough, and Port Vue Borough.

DEP Declares Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Fine Particulate Matter for Sunday, November 7, 2021, in Susquehanna Valley Area and Liberty-Clairton Area of Allegheny County

11/06/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for fine particulate matter for Sunday, November 7, 2021, in the Susquehanna Valley Area, which includes the counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York, and in the Liberty-Clairton Area of Allegheny County, which includes Clairton City, Glassport Borough, Liberty Borough, Lincoln Borough, and Port Vue Borough.

DEP Declares Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Fine Particulate Matter for Saturday, November 6, 2021, in the Liberty-Clairton Area of Allegheny County

11/05/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for fine particulate matter for Saturday, November 6, 2021, in the Liberty-Clairton Area of Allegheny County, which includes Clairton City, Glassport Borough, Liberty Borough, Lincoln Borough, and Port Vue Borough.

DEP Awards Over $4.1 Million in Grants to 13 Projects Statewide to Restore the Health of Local Watersheds

10/14/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded over $4.1 million to 13 projects statewide that will help communities restore impaired local watersheds.

RECOVERED - DEP, State Police Urge Public to Report Missing Portable Nuclear Gauge

10/14/2021
Company offers $1,000 reward for the gauge’s return

Anglers Warned to Not Eat Fish from Neshaminy Creek Basin

10/13/2021
Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) risk from all species

ADVISORY – TOMORROW – NEW BEAVER BOROUGH – DEP to Hold Informal Public Conference on Three Rivers Aggregates, LLC’s Surface Mine Permit Application

10/12/2021
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold an informal public conference to discuss the large noncoal surface mining permit application submitted by Three Rivers Aggregates, LLC, for a proposed surface coal mine located in New Beaver Borough, Lawrence County.

DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Fine Particulate Matter for Friday, October 8, 2021, in Susquehanna Valley Area

10/07/2021
DEP has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for fine particulate matter for Friday, October 8, 2021, in the Susquehanna Valley Area, which includes the counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York.

DEP Announces $3 Million in Grants through Driving PA Forward Grant Program

09/29/2021
The Wolf Administration today announced $3 million in funding through the Driving PA Forward - Truck & Bus Fleet Grant Program (formerly the Class 8 Truck and Transit Bus Grant Program). Funding for the grant program comes from the Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund (as a result of a settlement against Volkswagen) and the Zero Emission Vehicle Fund.

DEP Announces $750,000 in Grants for Environmental Educational Projects

09/24/2021
Free webinar on how to apply in October

ADVISORY – VIRTUAL EVENT – MONDAY – DEP and PennDOT to Share Latest Initiatives to Increase Electric Vehicle Use

09/24/2021
As part of National Drive Electric Week, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell, Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Yassmin Gramian, and other experts will give an update on what the agencies are doing to help drive the transition to electric vehicles statewide.

DEP Proposes Remediation Plan for Soil, Groundwater, and Surface Water Contamination at Bishop Tube Site

09/24/2021
Public hearing on the proposed cleanup plan will be held November 9, 2021

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>
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