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DEP Provides $2.9 Million to Replace Old Diesel Vehicles with Clean-Energy Models

09/30/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced $2.9 million in grant funding to replace old diesel trucks and school buses with zero- and low-emission vehicles. The funding comes from Pennsylvania’s share of the national settlement with Volkswagen Group of America for cheating on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions tests. To date, the Wolf Administration has awarded more than $64 million statewide.

DEP Files Remediation Plan for Bishop Tube Site in Chester County

09/21/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) filed a remediation plan that addresses contamination in soil, groundwater, and surface water, and provides for a public water connection to a private homeowner at the Bishop Tube Hazardous Site Cleanup Act (HSCA) site in East Whiteland Township, Chester County.

DEP Celebrates 60 Years of Environmentalist, Writer, Pennsylvania Native Rachel Carson’s Seminal Environmental Literary Work, ‘Silent Spring’

09/13/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today hosted a virtual roundtable with environmentalists honoring the late scientist, ecologist, editor, writer, and Pennsylvania native Rachel Carson for her seminal environmental literary work, “Silent Spring.” A recap of the roundtable is available on DEP’s Facebook homepage.

Drought Watch Remains for 36 Counties, DEP Asks for Continued Voluntary Water Conservation

09/13/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today after a meeting of the Commonwealth Drought Task Force that, despite recent rainfall, 36 counties remain on drought watch, with continued voluntary water conservation requested.

DEP Begins Investigation at Former Erie Coke Property

09/09/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently began field activities as part of its environmental investigation at the former Erie Coke Inc. property at 925 E. Bay Drive in the city of Erie.

DEP Announces Bigger Rebates to Help More Pennsylvanians Buy Electric Vehicles and $3.4 Million for Installation of 54 Fast Chargers in Major Traffic Corridors

09/08/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it’s offering bigger consumer rebates for electric vehicles, with a focus on working-class households, and providing $3.4 million in Pennsylvania Volkswagen settlement funds for installation of 54 DC fast chargers in 16 locations in major traffic corridors.

DEP to Host Virtual Public Hearing on Regional Pipeline Project

09/07/2022
Project will encompass seven counties in PA

ADVISORY – VIRTUAL – TUESDAY – DEP to Celebrate 60 Years of Environmentalist, Writer Rachel Carson’s Seminal Environmental Literary Work, “Silent Spring”

09/07/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a virtual roundtable event with environmentalists and people familiar with the late biologist, environmentalist, and writer Rachel Carson’s work to honor her legacy and seminal environmental literary work, “Silent Spring,” on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.

ADVISORY – HARRISBURG – THURSDAY – DEP to Announce Bigger Rebates to Help More Pennsylvanians Buy Electric Vehicles and $3.4 Million for Installation of 54 Fast Chargers Statewide

09/07/2022
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary Ramez Ziadeh will announce the latest ways DEP is helping drive the transition to electric transportation statewide.

DEP Declares Drought Watch for 36 Counties, Asks for Voluntary Water Conservation

08/31/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the Commonwealth Drought Task Force has declared a drought watch for 36 counties and asks for voluntary water conservation in those counties.

ADVISORY – ROSTRAVER & VIRTUAL – WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY – DEP to Hold Public Hearings on Draft Air Quality Plan Approval for Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill

08/29/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a an in-person and virtual public hearing to collect public testimony on a draft air quality plan approval to allow for the construction and initial temporary operation of a leachate evaporation system at Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill, located in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County.

DEP and Partners Showcase Stream Restoration Projects in Fishing Creek Watershed

08/26/2022
Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) joined with the Donegal chapter of Trout Unlimited today to highlight stream restoration projects in the Fishing Creek watershed, which is part of the larger Chesapeake Bay watershed.

ADVISORY – FRIDAY – LANCASTER COUNTY – DEP and Partners Showcase Stream Restoration Projects in Fishing Creek Watershed

08/25/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a media event at Camp Andrews in Holtwood, Lancaster County, to highlight stream restoration projects installed in Fishing Creek with grant funding from the EPA Section 319 program. Projects like these are part of Pennsylvania’s efforts to improve local water quality and reduce pollution to the Chesapeake Bay. Representatives from DEP and local partner Trout Unlimited Donegal Chapter will describe the work and the benefits for clean water.

DEP Seeks Public Input on Strengthening Pennsylvania’s Electric Grid against Extreme Weather Events

08/24/2022
Pennsylvanians invited to virtual public meeting on August 31, 2022

DEP Tours Williamsport Municipal Water Authority, Discusses Importance of Proactive Source Water Protection Efforts

08/23/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) visited the Williamsport Municipal Water Authority (WMWA) today to tour portions of the reservoir and treatment facilities that provide drinking water to more than 51,000 customers in the greater Williamsport area and discuss the importance of proactive source water protection efforts to maintaining water quality.

DEP Invites Public Comment on Draft 2022 State Water Plan, Identifying Priorities for Management and Protection

08/22/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released the draft 2022 Pennsylvania State Water Plan identifying regional and statewide water resources priorities and recommending statewide and legislative actions to address those priorities. Pennsylvanians are invited to review the draft plan and provide comments on it.

ADVISORY – ARMSTRONG TOWNSHIP – TUESDAY – DEP to Tour Williamsport Municipal Water Authority, Discuss Importance of Proactive Source Water Protection Efforts

08/22/2022
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will visit the Williamsport Municipal Water Authority on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, to tour portions of the reservoir and treatment facilities that provide drinking water to the greater Williamsport area and discuss the importance of proactive source water protection efforts.

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.
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