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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>

DEP identifies PFAS source in Bucks County as part of Ridge Run Investigation

11/12/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it has identified a source of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination at the Ridge Run PFAS HSCA Site as part of its investigation in East and West Rockhill townships, Bucks County.

Wolf Administration Announces New Food Recovery Infrastructure Grant Program

11/08/2019
Grant applications are now being accepted for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) new Food Recovery Infrastructure Grant Program, which will provide assistance to eligible nonprofit organizations such as shelters and food banks for proper food management.

Pennsylvania Offers Grant Funding to Help Communities with Water Quality Improvement Projects

11/07/2019
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that $30 million is available to help communities restore and protect water quality throughout the commonwealth.

DEP Reschedules Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Wind Project in Carbon County

11/04/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced a rescheduled date and location for a public hearing regarding the Broad Mountain Wind Project in Carbon County. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, December 4, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Panther Valley High School auditorium, located at 912 Coal Region Way in Lansford. It was originally scheduled for Monday, October 21.

DEP Issues Order and Reaches Agreement with Lackawanna County Business Owner Regarding Violations at Scrapyard

11/01/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it has reached a Consent Order and Agreement (COA) with Walter Stocki, Jr., regarding an appeal filed with the Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) related to a civil penalty for violations on his property in Lackawanna County. The COA requires Stocki to address the violations at his scrapyard in Old Forge, pay a $75,000 civil penalty, and withdraw the appeal.

Pennsylvania Announces Funding Availability to Boost Economic Development Projects at Abandoned Mine Land Sites

11/01/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now accepting applications for funding for environmental cleanup projects focused on economic development or community revitalization project proposals at abandoned mine land (AML) locations across Pennsylvania.

DEP Offers Free Webinar on How to Apply for Environmental Education Grants

10/31/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is encouraging formal and informal environmental educators around the state to take part in a free webinar to learn how to apply for funding to support a wide range of environmental education projects.

DEP Reaches $650,000 Settlement with Greene County Gas Storage Field Operator for Violations of the Oil and Gas Act

10/29/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has executed a Consent Order and Agreement (COA) with Equitrans Midstream Corporation (Equitrans) for violations regarding the operator’s Swarts gas storage reservoir (“Swarts Field”) located in Greene County.

Wolf Administration Announces Funding to Protect Delaware River Coastal Areas

10/22/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded more than $430,000 in grants for 11 projects to protect and restore the state’s eastern coastal zone along the Delaware Estuary.

Wolf Administration Announces Funding to Protect Lake Erie

10/22/2019
Development of a bluff erosion model, shorebird monitoring and research of the geographical sources of E. coli contamination at Presque State Park beaches are just a few of nine projects that have been awarded more than $264,000 in grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to protect and restore the Lake Erie Coastal Zone.

DEP to Host Public Meeting and Hearing on Easton Road PFC HSCA Site Investigation and Proposed Response Action

10/22/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting and hearing on Monday, November 18, 2019, to provide an update on its investigation of the Easton Road PFC Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (HSCA) Site and to receive comments on its proposed response action of whole-house filtration systems in Doylestown Township, Bucks County.

Grants Available to Help Farmers and Small Businesses Save Money and Reduce Pollution

10/18/2019
Grant funding for energy efficiency and pollution prevention projects for small business owners and farmers is still available from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) through the Small Business Advantage Grant program.

DEP Reaches Settlement with CNX on Abandoned Wells

10/11/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Consent Order and Agreement (COA) with CNX Gas Company, LLC (CNX) for well plugging violations in four southwestern Pennsylvania counties.

DEP Suspends Well Permits for Operator’s Failure to Pay Impact Fee

10/09/2019
Suspension to Remain Until Xtreme Energy Pays Fees to Pennsylvania PUC

Wolf Administration Visits Grafius Run, Discusses How Restore Pennsylvania Proposal Could Help Address Flooding Needs

10/08/2019
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell today joined City of Williamsport officials and municipal partners to view flood-impacted sites along Grafius Run and discuss how the proposed Restore Pennsylvania plan could help fund a solution to prevent future flood damage.

DEP Postpones Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Windmill Project in Carbon County

10/07/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has postponed the Monday, October 21 public hearing regarding the Broad Mountain Wind Project in Carbon County due to ongoing construction at Weatherly Area Elementary/Middle School, the original location. DEP is working to secure another date and location for the hearing.

ADVISORY – WILLIAMSPORT – TUESDAY – Wolf Administration to Visit Grafius Run, Discuss How Restore Pennsylvania Proposal Could Help Address Flooding Needs

10/04/2019
On Tuesday, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will join City of Williamsport and municipal partners to view Grafius Run and discuss how the proposed Restore Pennsylvania plan could help fund a solution to prevent future flood damage.

DEP to Conduct Mosquito Control Operations Following Confirmed Populations of Mosquitoes with Eastern Equine Encephalitis

10/03/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is conducting truck mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operations in parts of Stoneboro, Mercer County, where evidence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been found.

DEP to Hold Public Hearing for Bivouac Swine Facility Permit Application

10/01/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public hearing regarding a Water Quality Management (WQM) permit application submitted by CFC Fulton Properties. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the McConnellsburg Fire Hall, 112 E. Maple St., McConnellsburg, PA 17233. The application is for the construction of Bivouac Sow Farm, a new swine facility in Ayr Township, Fulton County. The company plans to construct three barns with underneath storage for a sow/nursery swine operation located at 15197 Great Cove Road, Big Cove Tannery, PA 17212.

DEP Reaches Civil Penalty Against Soap Manufacturing Company for Unpermitted Discharges into Luzerne County Creek

09/24/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that Henkel US Operations Corp. has agreed to pay a $19,410 civil penalty for five unpermitted discharges into a Luzerne County Creek, reporting violations, and failure to comply with monitoring and sampling requirements. The discharges from the company’s West Hazleton soap manufacturing plant resulted in soapy water and suds leaking into the creek two years ago.

Wolf Administration Hosts Open House, Views Stream Site to Outline How Restore Pennsylvania Can Address Stream and Flooding Needs

09/23/2019
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Northcentral Regional Director Marcus Kohl today joined other state and county officials to visit the site of a proposed stream improvement project to share information about working in streams impacted by flooding and erosion and to highlight how Restore Pennsylvania can help communities dealing with the aftermath of flooding.

DEP to Conduct Mosquito Control Operations in Erie County Following Confirmed Populations of Mosquitoes with Eastern Equine Encephalitis

09/23/2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will be conducting truck mounted ultra-low volume (ULV) mosquito control operations in parts of Waterford, Erie County, where evidence of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been found.
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