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Mosquito Spraying Set for Adams, York Counties for Thursday, August 16, 2018

08/15/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) West Nile Program will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on Thursday, August 16, 2018, in parts of East Berlin, Adams County and Paradise Township, York County.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lycoming County for Tuesday, August 14, 2018

08/13/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) West Nile Program and the Lycoming County Mosquito-borne Disease Program will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, in Lycoming County, including recreational and residential areas of South Williamsport Borough, Armstrong Township, Montoursville Borough, and Loyalsock Township.

DEP Grants Available to Organizations and Local Governments Working to Restore, Protect Pennsylvania’s Coastal Zones

08/13/2018
Organizations and local governments working to restore and protect Pennsylvania’s coastal zones in the Delaware Estuary and Lake Erie Watershed are invited to apply for 2018 Coastal Zone Grants from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Wolf Administration Highlights Farm Conservation Practices and Impacts to Water Quality During DEP Connects Farm Tour

08/07/2018
Pennsylvania residents learned yesterday how conservation and farming can work hand-in-hand to improve soil and water quality, wildlife habitat, and farm animal health during a tour of a Lycoming County farm held by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

DEP Assesses $148,000 Penalty Against Sunoco for Mariner East 2 Violations in Berks, Chester and Lebanon Counties

08/06/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has assessed a $148,000 penalty against Sunoco Pipeline LP (Sunoco) for violations of the Clean Streams Law and Dam Safety and Encroachment Act that occurred during the construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline in Berks, Chester, and Lebanon counties.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Snyder County for Tuesday, August 7, 2018

08/06/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) and Northumberland County Mosquito-borne Disease Programs will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, in portions of Monroe Township, Snyder County.

DEP Helps Improve School Safety with Laboratory Chemicals Training and Cleanout

08/03/2018
With the new school year approaching, 11 schools in seven counties are protecting students’ safety by improving management of laboratory chemicals in the 2017-2018 Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign led by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). By the time the campaign ends on August 9, 2018, DEP will have removed more than 57,000 pounds of outdated, excess, and high-risk chemicals and 158 pounds of low-level radioactive materials from 180 schools statewide since the annual program began in 2011.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Westmoreland County for Monday, August 6, 2018

08/03/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) West Nile Program will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on Monday, August 6, 2018, in Ligonier Borough and portions of Ligonier Township, Westmoreland County.

ADVISORY – COGAN STATION – August 6, 2018 – Wolf Administration to Highlight Farm Conservation Practices in DEP Connects Farm Tour

08/01/2018
On Monday, August 6, 2018, at 6:00 PM, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) North-central Regional Office will host a tour of the Ted and Tracey Barbour Farm to highlight the importance of agricultural conservation practices as part of DEP Connects, a new program inviting the public to engage with DEP in their communities at events hosted by the department’s six regional offices.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Schuylkill County for Thursday, August 2, 2018

07/31/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) and Schuylkill County Mosquito-Borne Disease Programs will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on Thursday, August 2, 2018, in portions of Cressona and Schuylkill Haven Boroughs, Schuylkill County.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Lackawanna County for Wednesday, August 1, 2018

07/30/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) West Nile Program will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, in portions of Moosic Borough and Scranton City, Lackawanna County.

DEP Determines Elcon Recycling Services Application to be Administratively Complete, Begins 10-Month Technical Review

07/26/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has determined the Phase II Part B portion of Elcon Recycling Services, LLC’s (Elcon) commercial hazardous waste treatment and storage facility application to be administratively complete. The application will now undergo a 10-month technical review which will include opportunities for public participation.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Westmoreland County for Thursday, July 26, 2018

07/25/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will conduct a mosquito control operation to decrease populations of mosquitoes and reduce the risk of West Nile virus transmission on Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Mount Pleasant Borough and portions of Mount Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County.

Wolf Administration Condemns Trump EPA Plan to Weaken Car Emissions Standards

07/25/2018
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and leaders from the health and environmental communities today condemned the Trump administration’s plan to weaken federal vehicle efficiency standards. Secretary McDonnell was joined by representatives of Physicians for Social Responsibility and Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania to condemn the proposed weakened rules.

DEP Orders Well Operators to Plug 1,058 Abandoned Wells Statewide

07/25/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued administrative orders requiring three oil and gas companies—Alliance Petroleum Corporation (Alliance), XTO Energy Inc. (XTO), and CNX Gas Company LLC (CNX)—to plug 1,058 abandoned oil and gas wells across Pennsylvania.

ADVISORY – HARRISBURG – TOMORROW – Wolf Administration Joins Health and Environmental Leaders to Condemn Trump EPA Plan to Weaken Clean Car Standards

07/24/2018
Wednesday, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will join leaders from the health and environmental communities to continue to push back on the Trump administration’s planned rollback of gas mileage requirements for cars, SUVs, and light trucks.

DEP Offering Grants to Farmers and Small Businesses for Pollution Prevention, Energy Efficiency and Natural Resource Protection Projects

07/23/2018
New grants for farmers and ranchers available to conserve and protect working lands

To Tackle Widespread Problem of Stormwater Runoff Pollution, DEP Workshop Series Educates Educators

07/23/2018
Registration open now for next workshop, August 2 in Beaver County

ADVISORY – BOGGS TOWNSHIP, CLEARFIELD COUNTY – DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Camp Hope Run Landfill Permit Application

07/16/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public hearing to accept public comments regarding the municipal waste application by PA Waste, LLC, for a permit to construct the proposed Camp Hope Run Landfill, located in Boggs Township, Clearfield County.

DEP Proposes to Improve Environmental Justice Public Participation Process, Invites Public Comment

07/16/2018
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is proposing to improve its approach to public participation in the permitting process in Environmental Justice Areas with changes that increase community involvement and clarify best practices by permit applicants to encourage community involvement. The updated approach is outlined in the 2018 draft Environmental Justice Public Participation Policy.

DEP and Local Stakeholders Discuss County-Level Planning to Improve Stream and River Health in Pennsylvania Communities in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

07/13/2018
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell and local stakeholders discussed in a live webinar on Tuesday the development of county-level action plans as part of Phase 3 of Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP).

DEP Announces $250,000 Settlement to Resolve Indiana County Pipeline Violations

07/12/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has collected a $250,000 civil penalty from CNX Gas Company, LLC (CNX) for violations associated with the Marchland 3 Pipeline in North Mahoning Township, Indiana County.

DEP Issues a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for Southwestern, Southcentral, Lehigh Valley, and Southeastern Counties for July 13, 2018

07/12/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Friday, July 13, 2018, for the following regions: Southwestern, Southcentral, Lehigh Valley, and Southeastern Counties

DEP Releases Draft Plan of Strategies to Reduce Barriers to Solar Energy Development, Invites Public Comment

07/10/2018
Fifteen strategies recommended to boost in-state solar power to 10 percent of electric generation by 2030

DEP to Host Public Meeting and Hearing on Embreeville NPDES Renewal

07/09/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting and hearing on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 as was requested by the public to provide additional information on DEP’s intent to renew an existing discharge permit at the Embreeville Complex Sewage Treatment Plant in Newlin Township, Chester County.

Allison Acevedo Named DEP Director of Environmental Justice

07/09/2018
Today, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell appointed Allison Acevedo as Director of Environmental Justice. Acevedo, of Philadelphia, was a strategic planning consultant, and an attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor prior to coming to DEP.

DEP to Host Public Meeting and Hearing on Nockamixon TCE Site

07/09/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting and hearing on Thursday, July 19, 2018, to provide affected residents an opportunity to learn more about and comment on the installation of vapor mitigation systems on homes with elevated concentrations of contaminants in their indoor air in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County.
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