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DEP to Hold Virtual Informal Public Conferences on Mining Permit Applications for Facilities in Greene County

08/17/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold three virtual informal public conferences to discuss major permit modification applications it is currently reviewing, submitted by Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company LLC (Consol), for underground bituminous coal mines in Greene County.

Nearly a Million Dollars in Grant Funding Available for Environmental Educational Projects

08/03/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that $900,000 in grant funding is available for environmental education projects.

ADVISORY – ALTOONA – TOMORROW – DEP to Host Public Hearing for Proposed Store Construction in Antis Township

08/03/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing Thursday, August 4, 2022, to accept comments on the proposed construction of a convenience store in Antis Township, Blair County. The hearing will be held at the Pinecroft Volunteer Fire Company, 2134 Old 6th Avenue Road, Altoona, PA 16601, beginning at 6:30 PM.

DEP Declares Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Thursday, August 4, 2022, in Philadelphia Area and Susquehanna Valley Area

08/03/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Thursday, August 4, 2022, in the Philadelphia Area, which includes the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia, and the Susquehanna Valley Area, which includes the counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York.

DEP Assesses $100,000 Civil Penalty for Waste Management Violations in Armstrong County

08/02/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it has executed a consent order and agreement (COA) with Harsco Corporation (Harsco) for violations of the Solid Waste Management Act that occurred from 2010 to 2018. DEP assessed and collected a $100,000 civil penalty, and the company has agreed to corrective actions.

ADVISORY – MONDAY – HARRISBURG – Wolf Administration Kicks Off Anti-Litter Campaign

07/29/2022
The Wolf Administration will announce a new anti-litter campaign aimed at changing behavior of Pennsylvanians and reducing the amount of trash on roads and in streams and rivers. Representatives from the Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation, Environmental Protection, Community and Economic Development and the State Police will join Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to discuss the new campaign on Monday, August 1, 2022, at 1:00 PM at the City Island Boat Launch in Harrisburg.

Pennsylvanians Encouraged to Fight the Bite and Protect Themselves from Mosquitoes

07/26/2022
Summertime is for swimming pools and lemonade, not for mosquito bites and diseases like West Nile Virus, so the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is encouraging residents to Fight the Bite and protect themselves.

ADVISORY – TUESDAY – DEP Reminds Pennsylvanians to Fight the Bite and Protect Themselves from Mosquitoes

07/25/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will demonstrate mosquito surveillance and control equipment and encourage Pennsylvania residents to Fight the Bite and protect themselves from mosquitoes.

DEP Declares Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Sunday, July 24, 2022, in the Philadelphia Area

07/23/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Sunday, July 24, 2022, in the Philadelphia Area, which includes the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

DEP Notices Draft Air Quality Plan Approval for Leachate Evaporation System at Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill

07/22/2022
DEP to Hold Two Public Hearings and a Public Comment Until September 12, 2022

DEP Declares Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Saturday, July 23, 2022, in Philadelphia Area

07/22/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Saturday, July 23, 2022, in the Philadelphia Area, which includes the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

DEP to Host Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Store Construction in Antis Township

07/20/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public hearing Thursday, August 4, 2022, regarding M&G Realty, Inc.’s application for a DEP individual National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit to construct a convenience store in Antis Township, Blair County. The hearing will be held at the Pinecroft Volunteer Fire Company, 2134 Old 6th Avenue Road, Altoona, PA 16601, beginning at 6:30 PM.

DEP Submits Final Pennsylvania Chesapeake Bay Watershed Plan with New State Funds Supporting Partners’ Progress

07/19/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on Monday submitted the final state Phase 3 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It includes significant new funding from the 2022-23 state budget to support and accelerate the progress partners are making on water quality improvement.

DEP Declares Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in Philadelphia Area

07/19/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in the Philadelphia Area, which includes the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

ADVISORY – Center Township, Indiana County – DEP to Have Informal Public Conference on Rosebud Mining Company Major Modification Applications

07/18/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold an informal public conference to discuss major modification applications from Rosebud Mining Company for Brush Valley Mine, Permit No. 32041301, and Barrett Mine, Permit No. 32051301. The modifications for the Brush Valley Mine include expanding the existing Coal Mining Activities Permit (CMAP) underground mining acreage and the subsidence control plan area by 2,664.3 acres to the Lower Kittanning seam and to add the Upper Kittanning seam. The modification to the Barrett Mine also looks to expand the existing CMAP underground mining acreage and the subsidence control plan area by 1,158.2 acres to the Lower Kittanning seam.

DEP Demonstrates Oil Recovery System that Reduces Pollution to the Susquehanna River

07/14/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) visited the Berwick Seep Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (HSCA) project site in Columbia County today to view a recently installed oil recovery system and discuss how the HSCA program mitigates the release of contaminants into the Susquehanna River.

ADVISORY – BERWICK – THURSDAY – DEP to Demonstrate Oil Recovery System at Berwick Seep HSCA Site

07/13/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will visit the Berwick Seep Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (HSCA) Site on Thursday, July 14, 2022, to view a recently installed oil recovery system and discuss how the HSCA program is working to mitigate the release of contaminants into the Susquehanna River.

DEP, Recyclers Group Highlight Student Winners of Earth Week Poster and Video Contest

07/07/2022
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Waste, Air, Radiation and Remediation Deputy Secretary Krishnan Ramamurthy and the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) Executive Director Jennifer Summers today highlighted the student winners of PROP’s 2022 Earth Week Poster and Video Contest. There were 12 winning posters and three winning videos.

ADVISORY – HARRISBURG – TOMORROW – DEP, Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania Highlight Young Environmentalist Winners of Poster, Video Contest

07/06/2022
Tomorrow, Thursday, July 7, 2022, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Waste, Air, Radiation and Remediation Deputy Secretary Krishnan Ramamurthy will highlight the K-12 student winners of the Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) 2022 Earth Week video and poster contest winners.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Statement on WV v. EPA Supreme Court of the United States Decision

06/30/2022
The following statement may be attributed to Acting Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection Ramez Ziadeh in response to the Supreme Court of the United States ruling in the case West Virginia v. United States Environmental Protection Agency:

DEP Declares Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Friday, July 1, 2022, in Philadelphia Area

06/30/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Friday, July 1, 2022, in the Philadelphia Area, which includes the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

DEP Declares Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Thursday, June 30, 2022, in Philadelphia Area

06/29/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Thursday, June 30, 2022, in the Philadelphia Area, which includes the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

ADVISORY – BELLEFONTE – TOMORROW – DEP to Host Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Prompt Interim Response for Benner Township PFAS Investigation

06/27/2022
Tomorrow, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public hearing to provide a brief informational presentation regarding the ongoing Benner Township PFAS Investigation and to hear oral comments on DEP’s proposed prompt interim response action.

ADVISORY – VIRTUAL EVENT – TUESDAY – DEP to Hold Virtual Public Information Meeting on Permit Application for Noncoal Surface Mine in Westmoreland County

06/24/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a virtual public information meeting for the public to ask questions and receive information about the proposed SMT East surface mine. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM using the Webex platform.

DEP Declares Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Multiple Areas of Pennsylvania

06/24/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Saturday, June 25, 2022, in the following areas of Pennsylvania:<br><br>• The Philadelphia Area, which includes the 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 Susquehanna Valley Area, which includes the counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York; <br>• The Pittsburgh Area, which includes the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland; and<br>• Mercer County.

DEP Declares Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Ozone for Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in the Pittsburgh and Indiana County Areas

06/20/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone for Tuesday, June 21, 2022, in the Pittsburgh area, which includes Allegheny, Washington, Westmoreland, Fayette, Beaver, Butler, and Armstrong counties. In addition, an Air Quality Action Day has also been declared for the Indiana county area with respect to ozone.

Wolf Administration, Fish and Boat Commission, and Game Commission Celebrate First Pennsylvania Native Species Day

06/17/2022
Leaders from seven state agencies today highlighted the importance of protecting native species, which are critical to protecting our natural resources, at a stream restoration site at Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission headquarters. Governor Tom Wolf has proclaimed the first Pennsylvania Native Species Day.

DEP to Host Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Prompt Interim Response for Benner Township PFAS Investigation

06/15/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public hearing to provide a brief informational presentation regarding the ongoing Benner Township PFAS investigation and to hear oral comments on DEP’s proposed prompt interim response action. The meeting will be held at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at the Benner Township Municipal Building,1224 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte, PA 16823.&nbsp;

Advisory – Harrisburg – Friday – Wolf Administration, Fish and Boat Commission, and Game Commission to Celebrate First Pennsylvania Native Species Day

06/15/2022
Leaders from seven state agencies will announce Governor Tom Wolf’s proclamation of the first Pennsylvania Native Species Day on Friday at a stream restoration site at Fish and Boat Commission headquarters.

DEP Visits Old Lycoming Township Recycling Center to Discuss Grant Award, Highlight ‘Guidelines for Recycling in Your Community’ Booklet

06/15/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) visited the Old Lycoming Township Recycling Center today in Lycoming County to view physical improvements made in part using DEP recycling grant funds, including electronic gates, lighting, and surveillance cameras, and discussed how these improvements have successfully addressed an illegal dumping issue.
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