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DEP Unveils Recommended Strategies to Increase Solar Energy Development in Pennsylvania

11/15/2018
Implementation will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase economic development opportunities, job creation by 2030

ADVISORY – THURSDAY – DEP to Unveil Final Plan of Recommended Strategies to Increase Solar Energy in Pennsylvania

11/14/2018
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell will present Pennsylvania’s Solar Future, a plan of recommended strategies to increase solar energy development across the state, at a public meeting hosted by Messiah College on Thursday.

Wolf Administration Offers Grants to Support Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Projects

11/13/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is announcing the availability of approximately $1 million in grants to support the installation of publicly accessible alternative fuel infrastructure projects in designated major transportation corridors.

DEP Penalizes EQT for Release of Abandoned Mine Drainage into Monongahela River

11/13/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that EQT Production Company (EQT) has paid a $294,000 civil penalty prescribed in a consent order and agreement for Clean Streams Law violations in Allegheny County.

Wolf Administration Awards Grants to Schools to Support Clean Energy Vehicles, Improve Air Quality

11/09/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today awarded over $610,000 in grant funding to four school districts for clean energy vehicle projects that will help improve air quality and public health and save the schools thousands in costs.

Wolf Administration Awards Grants to Support 16 Clean Energy Projects to Improve Air Quality Statewide

11/08/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today awarded more than $2.6 million in grant funding to municipalities and businesses statewide for 16 clean energy vehicle projects that will help improve air quality and public health statewide.

Wolf Administration Unveils New Prescription Take-Back Box at Rachel Carson State Office Building

11/05/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), and the Department of General Services (DGS) joined representatives of Geisinger to unveil a newly installed prescription drug take-back box in the lobby of the Rachel Carson State Office Building. The newly installed take-back box is the second of its kind in the State Capitol Complex.

ADVISORY – NORRISTOWN – DEP to Host Public Hearings Regarding Air Quality Plan Approvals for Proposed Compressor Stations in Delaware, Bucks Counties

11/05/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host two public hearings regarding Adelphia Pipeline Company, LLC’s plans to construct two compressor stations, one each in Delaware and Bucks counties, as part of its Adelphia Gateway project. Both hearings will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Lower Chichester Township Municipal Building and the West Rockhill Township Municipal Building.

REMINDER – DEP to Host Public Meeting and Hearing Regarding Proposed Heat Recovery Center in Northampton County

11/05/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting and hearing regarding Slate Belt Heat Recovery, LLC’s (Slate Belt) plans to construct and operate the Slate Belt Heat Recovery Center at the Grand Central Landfill in Plainfield Township, Northampton County. The meeting and hearing will take place on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from 6:00-9:30 PM at Wind Gap Middle School, 1620 Teels Rd, Pen Argyl, PA 18072.

REMINDER – DEP to Host Informational Meeting on Swoyersville Culm Bank Removal Project

11/05/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, regarding Phase 1 of the Swoyersville Culm Bank Removal Project in Luzerne County. The meeting will take place from 6:00-9:00 PM at Swoyersville Hose Company No. 2, located at 299 Slocum Street. Representatives from DEP will be on hand to discuss the project and answer questions from residents.

DEP Advises Homeowners to Inspect Home Heating Oil Tanks and Take Precautions to Prevent Spills, Leaks

11/05/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today advised residents to inspect and assess home heating oil tanks before the upcoming heating season to avoid leaks or spills that can be prevented.

DEP Offers Funding for Environmental Education Projects

11/02/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites schools, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to apply for $205,000 in 2019 Environmental Education Grants to support a wide range of enviro-education projects.

ADVISORY – HARRISBURG – Wolf Administration to Unveil Prescription Take-Back Box at Rachel Carson State Office Building

11/02/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), and the Department of General Services (DGS) will be joined by representatives of the Geisinger Health System to unveil a newly installed prescription drug take-back box in the lobby of the Rachel Carson State Office Building on Monday, November 5, 2018, at 10:00 AM.

DEP Launches Two Oil and Gas Electronic Permits, Latest Progress in Permitting Modernization

11/01/2018
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched electronic permits for well drilling and erosion and sediment control at oil and gas sites to provide operators a more efficient and convenient permitting process and faster response from DEP.

DEP Issues Compliance Order to ETC for Violations on Revolution Pipeline

10/30/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today issued a Field Order to ETC Northeast Pipeline LLC (ETC) requiring the operator to immediately stabilize disturbed areas, repair erosion control features, and stop all other earth moving activities associated with the Revolution Pipeline. This action stems from the September 10, 2018, Revolution Pipeline explosion in Center Township, Beaver County. The Revolution Pipeline is not currently in operation.

DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Bruce Mansfield Power Plant and Little Blue Run Impoundment Draft Discharge Permit

10/25/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public hearing to receive testimony from citizens on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit. No. PA0027481, that the department proposes to issue to FirstEnergy Generation, LLC for discharges from the Bruce Mansfield Power Plant and associated Little Blue Run Impoundment.

Wolf Administration Announces Funding for 15 Local Projects to Protect Sustainability of Lake Erie, Delaware River Coastal Areas

10/19/2018
Fifteen projects by municipalities, schools, and community organizations will help protect and restore water quality, shoreline stability, trails, and other community and natural resources in the coastal areas along Lake Erie and the tidal Delaware River in Pennsylvania, thanks to nearly $550,000 in grants from the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

DEP to Host Public Meeting and Hearing Regarding Proposed Heat Recovery Center in Northampton County

10/19/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host a public meeting and hearing regarding Slate Belt Heat Recovery, LLC’s (Slate Belt) plans to construct and operate the Slate Belt Heat Recovery Center at the Grand Central Landfill in Plainfield Township, Northampton County. The meeting and hearing will take place on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from 6:00-9:30 PM at Wind Gap Middle School, 1620 Teels Rd, Pen Argyl, PA 18072.

DEP to Host Informational Meeting on Swoyersville Culm Bank Removal Project

10/19/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will host an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, regarding Phase 1 of the Swoyersville Culm Bank Removal Project in Luzerne County. The meeting will take place from 6:00-9:00 PM at Swoyersville Hose Company No. 2, located at 299 Slocum Street. Representatives from DEP will be on hand to discuss the project and answer questions from residents.

Governor Wolf’s PFAS Action Team Outlines Public Outreach Plans

10/18/2018
Action Team calls for expert presentations and public input on concerns

Aiming to Showcase the Best of Pennsylvania’s Environmental Stewardship Projects, the Wolf Administration Invites Applicants for 2019 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence

10/17/2018
With the goal of showcasing the best of the best among Pennsylvania’s environmental stewards, the Wolf Administration invites all Pennsylvanians who’ve recently worked on successful environmental projects to apply for the 2019 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence, the state’s top environmental honor.

DEP Announces 61 Watershed Restoration and Stormwater Management Projects Funded by Landmark Penalty Against Sunoco

10/16/2018
Grants resulted from landmark DEP penalty against Sunoco for Mariner East 2 pipeline

Wolf Administration Boosts Local Recycling and Leaf Collection Programs

10/12/2018
Nearly 200 county and municipal governments will expand collections

DEP Launches Electronic Permit for New Projects Affecting Wetlands and Waterways, Continuing Campaign to Modernize Permitting

10/10/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today launched an electronic permit system to provide landowners a more efficient way to request permit registrations for new projects that affect wetlands and waterways and get a faster response from DEP.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Clinton County on Thursday, October 11, 2018

10/10/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s West Nile Program will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on October 11, 2018, in Clinton County, including recreational and residential areas of Dunnstable, Woodward, and Castanea Townships, Clinton County.

Farmers and Small Businesses Encouraged to Seek Grants to Reduce Pollution and Save Money

10/03/2018
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.

Wolf Administration Tours Wyoming County Farms that are Helping to Protect Clean Water in Pennsylvania

10/03/2018
Two Wyoming County farms are showing how agriculture and conservation can work hand-in-hand to prevent pollution from flowing into the Susquehanna River. On a tour of the farms today, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell saw the benefits of one farm switching to an all-organic operation and the other utilizing stream-bank fencing to protect wetlands.

Wolf Administration Touts Success of Land Recycling Program at Brownfields Conference

10/02/2018
With the history of a highly successful state-wide brownfields program, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Patrick McDonnell encouraged attendees at the 2018 Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference to continue to work with state government to look for innovative ways to remediate industrial land. Pennsylvania is the first state in the country to adopt uniform cleanup standards and has the first voluntary cleanup program.

ADVISORY – Mehoopany – Tomorrow – Wolf Administration to Tour Eco-Friendly Wyoming County Farms

10/02/2018
Tomorrow, the Wolf Administration is inviting the media to tour two Wyoming County farms that are using eco-friendly farming practices to reduce pollution.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Clinton County on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

10/02/2018
he Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s West Nile Program will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on October 3, 2018, in Clinton County, including recreational and residential areas of Pine Creek Township and Avis Borough, Clinton County.
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