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ADVISORY – LANCASTER – WEDNESDAY – Wolf Administration to Outline How Restore Pennsylvania Could Assist Communities with Failing Infrastructure

03/25/2019
On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell will tour construction of a new public drinking water system in the Village of Intercourse, in Leacock Township, Lancaster County. The water system is being constructed due to the area’s groundwater being contaminated with TCE, which has adversely impacted private drinking wells. Approximately 350 homes and businesses will be connected to the system which is expected to begin operating later this year.

ADVISORY – BRADDOCK – MARCH 27 – DEP to Hold Meeting on Application for Unconventional Drilling at Edgar Thomson Plant

03/21/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting to present information and answer questions on the applications for natural gas development on U.S. Steel Corporation’s Edgar Thomson Plant.

Wolf Administration Hosts Open House on How Restore Pennsylvania Program Can Fund Watershed-Scale Stream Restoration and Flood Recovery Efforts

03/19/2019
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) North-central Regional Director Marcus Kohl today joined other state, federal, county, and non-profit agencies at an open house to share information about working in streams impacted by flooding and erosion and discuss how Restore PA, the $4.5 billion bipartisan aggressive infrastructure plan, would help communities dealing with the aftermath of flooding.

ADVISORY – BOYERTOWN – THURSDAY – DEP to Hold Public Meeting and Hearing for Rolling Hills Landfill Expansion Application

03/18/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting and hearing to answer questions and obtain comments regarding the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority’s Major Permit Modification Application to increase the capacity of the Rolling Hills Landfill, located in Earl Township, Berks County. The event will be held Thursday March 21, 2018, from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Oley Valley Fairgrounds, 26 Jefferson Street, Oley, PA  19547.

Wolf Administration Names Environmental Excellence Award Winners

03/15/2019
One individual and 17 organizations, businesses, and local governments in Pennsylvania have been selected by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to receive the prestigious 2019 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.

DEP Announces Statewide Surveillance of Ticks

03/14/2019
Five-year study to assess risk of tickborne illnesses in Pennsylvania

ADVISORY – WILLIAMSPORT – MONDAY – DEP to Host Open House to Outline How Restore Pennsylvania Proposal Will Help Stream Maintenance

03/14/2019
On Monday, March 18, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 PM, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s North-central Regional Office and the Clean Water Institute of Lycoming College will co-sponsor an open house to provide vital information and resources to landowners and municipalities seeking to work in streams impacted by flooding and erosion. 

DEP Releases Soil Sampling Results Regarding Lead Levels in Carbon County

03/13/2019
Sampling Done in Relation to Federal Health Assessment

DEP Reaches Settlement on Abandoned Wells

03/11/2019
Agreement secures historic bonding for abandoned oil and gas wells

Wolf Administration Tours York County Flood Site, Discusses How Restore Pennsylvania Would Help with Flood Protection

03/07/2019
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Southcentral Regional Director Joe Adams today joined York County and local leaders to discuss how Governor Tom Wolf’s aggressive infrastructure plan, Restore Pennsylvania, would help communities dealing with the aftermath of flooding.

DEP Issues Environmental Assessment Letter to Chrin Landfill Regarding Proposed Expansion in Northampton County

03/05/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued its environmental assessment review letter to Chrin Landfill (Chrin) regarding the facility’s permit application for expansion in Williams Township, Northampton County. DEP has determined that Chrin has shown that the identified benefits of the project clearly outweigh the remaining known and potential harms of the project.<br>

ADVISORY – YORK COUNTY – THURSDAY – Wolf Administration to Tour Flood-Prone Site, Discuss How Restore Pennsylvania Could Assist Municipalities Coping with Flood Recovery

03/05/2019
On Thursday, Department of Environmental Protection officials will join York County and community leaders at a flood-prone site along Otter Creek to discuss how the bi-partisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could assist municipalities in their efforts to recover from devastating impact of extreme weather events. Many bridges and roads in Chanceford Township remain closed because of last summer’s unprecedented flooding.

DEP Assesses $1.5 Million Penalty Against Rice Midstream Holdings for Beta Pipeline Violations in Greene County

03/04/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has assessed a $1.5 million penalty against Rice Midstream Holdings, LLC (Rice) for violations that occurred on Rice’s Beta Trunk Pipeline located in Aleppo and Richhill townships, Greene County. The violations are for sediment discharges into local waterways, unstable construction, and the failure to maintain pollution controls.

ADVISORY – LUZERNE COUNTY – FRIDAY – Wolf Administration to Tour Flood-Prone Site, Discuss How Restore Pennsylvania Proposal Could Help Avoca Borough

02/20/2019
On Friday, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) officials will join Luzerne County and community leaders at a flood-prone site on Mill Creek to discuss how the bipartisan Restore Pennsylvania proposal could help Avoca Borough prevent future flood damage.

DEP Unveils Plan to Increase Electric Vehicle Use in Pennsylvania

02/13/2019
Pennsylvania could gain almost $2.8 billion in benefits from lower greenhouse gas emissions, help reduce respiratory disease, increase consumer savings, and create jobs if just three in 10 vehicles were electric, according to a plan released by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

WEATHER CANCELLATION – ADVISORY – Fort Washington – PFAS Action Team Meeting for February 12, 2019

02/11/2019
The next meeting of the Wolf Administration’s PFAS Action Team, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, has been canceled due to inclement weather. The meeting will be rescheduled.

Department of Environmental Protection Issues Hold on All Energy Transfer Clean Water Permit Approvals and Modifications Due to Non-Compliance

02/08/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has suspended all reviews of clean water permit applications and other pending approvals associated for Energy Transfer (ET) and subsidiaries until further notice due to non-compliance.

DEP to Host Public Meeting Regarding Proposed Elcon Recycling Services Facility in Bucks County

02/06/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting regarding Elcon Recycling Services, LLC’s (Elcon) proposed plans to construct and operate a hazardous waste treatment and storage facility to treat and store liquid waste at the Keystone Industrial Port Complex in Falls Township, Bucks County. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, 400 Oxford Valley Road, Langhorne, PA 19047.

DEP Approves Report Detailing Cause of Advanced Disposal Services Greentree Landfill 2017 Slope Failure

02/04/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it has approved Advanced Disposal Services Greentree Landfill, LLC’s (Advanced Disposal) “Root Cause Report” detailing Advanced Disposal’s investigation and conclusion regarding the cause of the slope failure on February 8, 2017, at the Greentree Landfill in Kersey, Elk County.

DEP Reaches Settlement with Wayne County Hospital Over High X-Ray Radiation Levels at Community Health Center

02/04/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today it has reached an agreement with Wayne Memorial Health System, Inc. (WMHSI) in Honesdale, Wayne County on a $15,600 civil penalty for violations relating to radiation sensors on a system-owned X-ray unit.

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for 20 Pennsylvania Counties

02/04/2019
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 (PM 2.5) on Monday, February 4, 2019 for the following counties: Allegheny, Butler, Westmoreland, Armstrong, Fayette, Beaver, Washington, Northampton, Lehigh, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, York, Lebanon, Lancaster, Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, and Chester.

DEP Orders Erie Coke Corporation to Submit Control Plan to Resolve Ongoing Violations

02/04/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has ordered Erie Coke Corporation (Erie Coke) to address ongoing violations of the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act at Erie Coke’s coke production facility in the City of Erie.&nbsp;

ADVISORY – ADAMS COUNTY – DEP to Host Second Information Session and Hearing for Specialty Granules’ Proposed Northern Tract Quarry

01/28/2019
​The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public information session and hearing for the noncoal surface mine permit application, and the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) application for Specialty Granules LLC’s Northern Tract Quarry, located in Hamiltonban Township, Adams County.

ADVISORY – TRESCKOW – WEDNESDAY – DEP to Host Public Information Session on the Final Stages to Extinguish Jeansville Mine Fire on January 30, 2019

01/24/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public information session regarding the final efforts to extinguish the Jeansville Mine Fire located in Banks Township, Carbon County and Hazle Township, Luzerne County. The session will take place on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Tresckow Volunteer Fire Company #1, 26 East Oak Street, Tresckow, PA 18254.

PFAS Action Team to Provide Updates on Upcoming Sampling Plan, Solicit Resident Feedback

01/24/2019
The Wolf Administration’s PFAS Action Team announced the next public meeting of the Action Team will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, from 6:15-9:00 PM at the Upper Dublin High School. Governor Wolf formed the Action Team in September 2018 to address perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contaminants across the commonwealth and protect Pennsylvania residents.

Wolf Administration Announces Driving PA Forward Grant Availability to Reduce Emissions

01/22/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will begin accepting grant applications to replace, repower, or retrofit fleet diesel-powered trucks, buses, and other vehicles and equipment through the Driving PA Forward program. More than $2.6 million will be available due to the 2018 settlement with Volkswagen, relating to emissions cheating.

Wolf Administration Announces State Investment to Stabilize Streams in Canoe Camp Creek Watershed in Tioga County

01/16/2019
The Wolf Administration today announced a grant award of $25,430 to the Tioga County Conservation District to stabilize streams and reduce sediment pollution in the Canoe Camp Creek Watershed in Tioga County.

Wolf Administration Announces Funding for Wetland Restoration Project at Eichhorn Middle School in Union County

01/16/2019
The Wolf Administration today announced a grant award of $17,920 to re-establish a native wetland habitat to filter stormwater runoff pollution and provide a hands-on educational site for students.

Wolf Administration Announces State Investment along Saw Mill Run in Allegheny County

01/16/2019
The Wolf Administration today announced a grant award of $18,000 for Bethel Park to reduce sediment pollution along Saw Mill Run in Allegheny County.

Wolf Administration Announces State Investment in the Nancy Run Tributary Restoration Project in Northampton County

01/14/2019
The Wolf Administration today announced grant funding to implement the Nancy Run Tributary Restoration Project in Bethlehem Township, Northampton County. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded a grant of $57,600 to Bethlehem Township.
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