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DEP Reaches Agreement with Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill for Solid Waste Management Act Violations

02/18/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it has negotiated a consent order and agreement with Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill, a residual/municipal waste landfill located in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, to address violations of its permit and the Solid Waste Management Act.

DEP Authorizes Work to Extinguish Lackawanna County Mine Fire and Begin Reclamation Project

02/12/2020
Project will reclaim 75 acres of abandoned mine lands, extinguish underground mine fire

Pennsylvania to Ramp Up Litter Prevention Measures

02/05/2020
Today the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful released the results of the first statewide comprehensive research on litter, the cost of cleaning it up, and attitudes toward litter and announced the formation of a state-led workgroup to shift Pennsylvania’s strategy from cleanup to prevention.

ADVISORY – HARRISBURG – FEB. 13 – DEP to Unveil Draft Regulations to Cap CO2 Emissions Using RGGI Model

01/30/2020
On Thursday, February 13, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will unveil preliminary draft regulations to allow Pennsylvania to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

DEP Provides Funding to Help Counties with Water Quality Improvement in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

01/29/2020
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today it’s helping counties hit the ground running on water quality improvement in Pennsylvania’s part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed by supplying $789,400 in funding for local coordinators to head up county action plans and $690,000 in grant funds to get planned projects underway.

DEP Issues Permits to PA Waste LLC for Proposed Camp Hope Run Landfill in Boggs Township, Clearfield County

01/28/2020
Following a public hearing, local municipal involvement process, and extensive technical and environmental review, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued permits to PA Waste LLC for the construction of a new 5,000 tons-per-day, double-lined, municipal waste landfill in Boggs Township, Clearfield County.

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for January 24, 2020, for Susquehanna, Lehigh Valleys

01/23/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) on Friday, January 24, 2020, for the Susquehanna Valley (Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster, and York counties) and Lehigh Valley (Northampton, Berks, and Lehigh counties).<br>

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for January 23, 2020, for the Liberty-Clairton Area in Allegheny County

01/22/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for fine particulate matter on January 23, 2020, for the Liberty-Clairton area in Allegheny County.

DEP Issues $1.95 Million Penalty to Sunoco Over Violations at Raystown Lake

01/16/2020
Orders Sunoco to Spend an Additional $1.15 Million on Fish Habitat Rehabilitation

ADVISORY – NORTHAMPTON COUNTY– THURSDAY – DEP to Host Public Meeting on proposed Mulching and Composting Project

01/15/2020
On Thursday, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting to answer questions from residents regarding the Gravel Hill Enterprises mulching and composting project to be located in Lower Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County. The project proposes to bring in material to be composted for landscaping purposes.

DEP Orders Range Resources to Address Leaking Gas Well in Lycoming County

01/13/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today ordered Range Resources-Appalachia, LLC (Range Resources) to address its gas well in Moreland Township, Lycoming County, which has caused methane to escape and pollute groundwater and multiple surface waters.

DEP Approves Chrin Landfill’s Application for Expansion in Northampton County

01/09/2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today it has approved Chrin Landfill’s application for a permit renewal and an expansion at its facility in Williams Township, Northampton County. The combined actions allow Chrin to continue operating until January 6, 2030, and to expand its existing landfill by 30 acres to the east.

DEP Reminds Pennsylvanians to Take a Commonsense Approach to Home Heating Oil and Propane Supply for a Safe Winter

01/08/2020
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reminds the more than 2.5 million Pennsylvania households that heat with oil or propane to take a commonsense approach to maintaining their fuel supply for a safe winter.

Students Encourage Pennsylvanians to Start Year Off Radon Safe with Simple Home Test

01/06/2020
Students at Dingman-Delaware Middle School in Pike County are helping to encourage Pennsylvanians to do a simple home test for radon in January, National Radon Action Month. This invisible, odorless, naturally occurring radioactive gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer.

DEP Issues Historic $30.6 Million Penalty Over Revolution Pipeline Violations

01/03/2020
Department Collects One of the Largest Civil Penalties in Single Settlement History

DEP Agreement with Hemp Facility Allows Resumption of Limited Operations and Stricter Enforcement

12/26/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has entered into a consent order and agreement (COA) with Patriot Shield Pennsylvania, LLC (Patriot Shield), a hemp drying, processing, and storage facility in Jeannette, Westmoreland County, addressing air quality violations. This COA replaces the administrative order issued by DEP on November 27, 2019, which stemmed from several citizen complaints of malodors.

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for December 25, 2019, for the Liberty-Clairton Area in Allegheny County

12/24/2019
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its regional air quality partnership have forecast a Code Orange air quality action day for fine particulate matter on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, for the Liberty-Clairton area in Allegheny County.

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for December 24, 2019, for the Liberty-Clairton Area

12/23/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for fine particulate matter on December 24, 2019, for the Liberty-Clairton area in Allegheny County.

DEP To Host Public Meeting on Proposed Mulching/Compost Facility in Northampton County

12/20/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting to answer questions from residents about two permit applications from Gravel Hill Enterprises, Inc. to construct and operate a compost and mulching facility in Lower Mount Bethel Township, Northampton County.

DEP Details Effects of Underground Coal Mining in Western Pennsylvania, Reminds Residents to Check for Mine Subsidence Risks

12/20/2019
Strict oversight of restoration of streams and other water supplies impacted by coal mining in western Pennsylvania led to a dramatic decrease in resolution times, according to a report prepared by the University of Pittsburgh for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

DEP Orders Aliquippa to Address Secondary Contaminants in Drinking Water

12/19/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today issued an administrative order to the Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa (MWAA) for drinking water violations. MWAA is a public water system that sources its water from groundwater wells and serves 6,575 metered connections in Beaver County.

DEP Obtains $400,000 Civil Penalty Against Covanta Environmental Solutions, LLC For Waste Violations

12/16/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that Covanta Environmental Solutions, LLC has agreed to a consent assessment of civil penalty to resolve violations at its residual waste facility in New Castle, PA.

DEP Orders Hemp Drying Facility Patriot Shield to Cease Operation

12/02/2019
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today issued an administrative order to Patriot Shield Pennsylvania, LLC, a hemp drying facility in Jeannette, Westmoreland County, to cease operation. This enforcement action follows two notices of violation sent to the facility following citizen complaints and inspections by DEP staff documenting malodors, as well as the installation and operation of equipment without DEP authorization.

DEP Obtains $229,950 Civil Penalty Against Clarion Boards, LLC for Air Pollution Violations

11/27/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that Clarion Boards, LLC, a subsidiary of Kronospan, has agreed to a Consent Assessment of Civil Penalty in the amount of $229,950 for operation violations that occurred between 2017 and February 2019 at the Clarion Boards facility in Paint Township, Clarion County.

DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Interim Response at Cumberland County TCE Contamination Site

11/26/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public hearing to obtain comments from the public on an interim response to treat the release of a hazardous substance along Allen Road in Cumberland County. The hearing is scheduled to be held Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 7:00 PM at the Cumberland County Extension Office, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.

Wolf Administration Visits City of Lock Haven Reservoir System, Highlights How Restore Pennsylvania Proposal Could Address Infrastructure Needs

11/22/2019
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) officials from the Northcentral Regional Office in Williamsport and the Dam Safety Program in Harrisburg today joined City of Lock Haven officials to view the city’s reservoir system and discuss how the proposed Restore Pennsylvania plan could help fund necessary repairs.

Wolf Administration Awards Grants for Clean Energy Vehicle Projects in Southeast Pennsylvania

11/20/2019
The Wolf Administration today awarded over $681,000 in grants for six clean energy vehicle projects in southeast Pennsylvania that will help improve air quality and public health in the region.

Wolf Administration Awards Grants for Clean Energy Vehicle Projects in Northwest Pennsylvania

11/20/2019
The Wolf Administration today awarded more than $700,000 in grants for three clean energy vehicle projects in northwest Pennsylvania that will help improve air quality and public health in the region.

Wolf Administration Awards Grants for Clean Energy Vehicle Projects in Southwest Pennsylvania

11/20/2019
The Wolf Administration today awarded $510,000 in grants for three clean energy vehicle projects in southwest Pennsylvania that will help improve air quality and public health in the region.

DEP, PennDOT, and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Announce Statewide Initiative to Reduce Littering, High Cleanup Costs

11/14/2019
Today the Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Transportation (PennDOT), in partnership with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, announced an initiative to reduce littering and presented results of the first statewide litter study in over 20 years at a meeting attended by more than 125 local government, legislative, business, and community organization partners.<br>
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