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Public Participation Opportunities/Calendar Of Events

This section lists House and Senate Committee meetings, DEP and other public hearings and meetings and other interesting environmental events.

NEW means new from last week. [Agenda Not Posted] means not posted within 2 weeks of the advisory committee meeting.  Go to the online Calendar webpage for updates.

Note: DEP published the 2018 meeting schedules for its advisory committees and boards.

March 23-- Brodhead Chapter Trout Unlimited. Annual Banquet - Honoring John Arway, Fish & Boat CommissionRidgecrest at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn in Stroudsburg, Monroe County.

March 24-- Dauphin County Master Gardeners. Attracting Bluebirds. Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin. 9:00 to 11:00.

March 26-- House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee holds information meeting on PennVEST investments in Lyme Timber Company working timberland conservation easements.  Room 60 East Wing. 1:00.  Click Here for more.

March 26-- DEP Public Meeting, Hearing On Rose Valley Lake TCE Contamination Site In Lycoming County.  Gamble Township Community Hall, 17 Beech Valley Road, in Trout Run.  Meeting- 6:00, Hearing- 7:00.

March 26-- DEP, PennDOT. Drive Electric Pennsylvania Coalition Unveiling Of Electric Vehicle Plan.  PA Turnpike Commission headquarters, 700 S. Eisenhower Blvd., Middletown. 10:00 to 3:00.

March 26-- Pike County Conservation District. Discovering Your Drinking Water Program.  District Office, 556 Route 402, Hawley.  7:00 p.m.

March 27-- NEW. Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 1088 (Hutchinson-R-Venango) re-enacting the 1984 Oil and Gas Act to regulate conventional oil and gas drilling [Click Here for summary], House Bill 544 (Moul-R-Adams) further providing for liability protection for landowners opening their land for public recreation (House Fiscal Note and summary).  Rules Room.  Off the Floor.  (Note: Because this meeting is in the Rules Room, it will not be available online.)

March 27-- NEW. Senate Consumer Affairs and Professional Licensure Committee meets to consider the nomination of Gladys Brown to the Public Utility Commission. Room 461 Main Capitol. Noon.

March 27-- House Game and Fisheries Committee informational meeting on Fish and Boat Commission annual report.  Room 60 East Wing. 10:00.  Click Here for more.

March 27-- NEW. DEP/PA Sea Grant. PA Lake Erie Environmental ForumErie County Conservation District Office, 1927  Wager Road, Erie. 1:00 to 4:00

March 27-- DCNR, Penn State Extension Forest Health & Disease Briefing. Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Centre County.  8:30 to 3:30.

March 27-- PA Trout Unlimited. Roundtable on Climate Change Effects On Wildlife.  Marts Sport and Conference Center, Room 214, Wilkes University, 274 Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre.  4:00 to 6:00.

March 27-- NEWPenn State Institutes for Energy and the Environment. Water Insights Seminar. Dr. Tom Richard: Profiting More By Farming Less? A New Paradigm For Chesapeake Bay Watershed Water Quality.  Room 102 Forest Resources Building at Penn State in State College from Noon to 1:00.  Click Here to attend the Seminar by webinar (sign in with your name and email).

March 27-30- PA Recreation & Park Society Annual Conference.  Pocono Manor, Monroe County.

March 28-- House Game and Fisheries Committee informational meeting on Game Commission annual report.  Room 60 East Wing. 10:00. Click Here for more.

March 28-- DCNR Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  DCNR Contact: Gretchen Leslie, 717-772-9084 or send email to: gleslie@pa.gov(formal notice)

March 28-- NEW. DEP Meeting/Hearing On Remacor Hazardous Sites Cleanup Proposal In Lawrence County. Taylor Township Building, 218 Industrial Drive in West Pittsburg. 6:00.

March 29-- Agenda Posted. DEP Small Water Systems Technical Assistance Center Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00. DEP Contact: Dawn Hissner, 717-772-2189, dhissner@pa.gov.

March 29-- NEW. Penn State Water Research and Education Initiative, Institutes of Energy and the EnvironmentWater Research Showcase. 110 Henderson Building, University Park, State College. 3:00.  Click Here to join the program online (register with your name and email.)

April 3-- [Agenda Not Posted] DEP Environmental Justice Advisory Board conference call.  2:00. DEP Contact: John Brakeall, 717-783-9731 or send email to: jbrakeall@pa.gov(formal notice)

April 3-- DEP Hearing On Proposed Shell Ethane Pipeline. Central Valley High School Auditorium 160 Baker Road Extension, Monaca, Beaver County. 6:30 to 8:30.

April 3-- Dept. of Labor & Industry Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council meeting.  Room E-100, First Floor, Department of Labor of Industry Building, 651 Boas Street in Harrisburg. 10:00.  Contact: Cindy Holtry, Department of Labor and Industry, 717-783-4560.  (formal notice)

April 3-6-- Carnegie Mellon University Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation. 2018 Energy Week Program.  Carnegie Mellon University.

April 3-- Northeast Recycling Council. Spring Workshop Markets Or Bust. Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel in Maryland.

April 4-- Agenda Posted DEP Cleanup Standards Scientific Advisory Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.  DEP Contact: Mike Maddigan, 717-772-3609, mmaddigan@pa.gov.

April 4-- DEP Hearing On Proposed Shell Ethane Pipeline. Burgettstown Area School District Campus, LGI Room, 104 Bavington Road, Burgettstown, Washington County. 6:30 to 8:30.

April 5-- CANCELED. DEP Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee meeting. The next scheduled meeting is June 14. DEP Contact: Kirit Dalal, 717-772-3436, kdalal@pa.gov.      (formal notice)

April 5-- DEP Hearing On Proposed Shell Ethane Pipeline. Quaker Valley Middle School Auditorium, 618 Harbaugh Street Sewickley, Allegheny County. 6:30 to 8:30.

April 5-- PA Camber of Business & Industry Environmental Conference & Trade Show. Eden Resort Inn & Suites, Lancaster.  8:00 a.m. to 3:15.

April 6-- Wildlife For Everyone Foundation. Pennsylvania Wildlife Gala. Nittany Lion Inn in State College, Centre County. 5:30.

April 7-- Penn State Extension, DCNR Woods In Your Backyard Workshop For Small Woodland Owners. Union County Government Center, 155 N. 15th Street, Lewisburg. 9:00 to 4:15.

April 7-- Wildlife For Everyone Foundation. Internationally Acclaimed Birder, Photographer Richard Crossley Visits State College. Nittany Lion Inn’s Fireside Lounge, State College, Centre County. 11:00 to 1:00.

April 9-- DEP Hearing Amending PA’s Air Quality Plan To Repeal Low-RVP Gasoline Requirement In Pittsburgh Region. DEP’s Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront Drive,  Pittsburgh. 1:00.

April 10-- DEP Mine Families First Response & Communications Advisory Council meeting. DEP New Stanton Office, 131 Broadview Road, New Stanton. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Peggy Scheloske, 724-404-3143, mscheloske@pa.gov.

April 10-- CANCELED. DEP Environmental Justice Advisory Board conference call rescheduled for April 3. DEP Contact: John Brakeall, 717-783-9731 or send email to: jbrakeall@pa.gov(formal notice)

April 10-- Center for Watershed Protection. 2018 National Watershed & Stormwater Conference.  Maryland and Virginia In-person and online.

April 11-- DEP Technical Advisory Committee On Diesel Powered (Mining) Equipment. DEP New Stanton Office, 131 Broadview Road, New Stanton. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Peggy Scheloski, 724-404-3143 or mscheloske@pa.gov.

April 11-- DEP State Board For Certification of Water and Wastewater Systems Operators.  10th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. DEP Contact: Edgar Chescattie, 717-772-2814 or eschescattie@pa.gov.

April 11-- NEW. Penn State Extension Private Water Well Owners Drinking Water Clinics. Neshaminy Manor Center, 1282 Almshouse Road, Doylestown, Bucks County.  The same Clinic will be presented at 1:00 and 6:00.

April 12-- DEP Laboratory Accreditation Advisory Committee meeting. DEP Bureau of Laboratories building, 2575 Interstate Drive, Harrisburg. 9:00.  DEP Contact: Aaren Alger, 717-346-7200, aaalger@pa.gov.

April 12-- NRCS-PA Women In Agriculture: Nurturing Your Land & Sustaining Your Farming Business Program. Union County Government Center, 155 N. 15th Street, Lewisburg.  8:30 to 3:30.

April 14-- PA Land Trust Association. 2018 Environmental Advisory Council Network Conference. In Conjunction with the PA Land Conservation Conference, Malvern, Chester County.

April 14-- Master Gardeners Of Lancaster County. 26th Annual Shirley R. Wagner Garden Symposium. Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster.  7:30 - 2:45.

April 14-- NEW. Westmoreland Cleanways & Recycling. Westmoreland County Conservation District. Tire Recycling Event.  Westmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center, (Building F), 113 Innovative Lane, Latrobe.  8:30 to Noon.

April 17-- Environmental Quality Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00. DEP Contact: Laura Edinger, Environmental Quality Board, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-772-3277, ledinger@pa.gov.

April 17-- DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  Contact: Executive Director Lee Ann Murray, 717-787-8171, leemurray@pa.gov.

April 17-- Dept. of Labor & Industry Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council meeting.  Room E-100, First Floor, Department of Labor of Industry Building, 651 Boas Street in Harrisburg. 10:00.  Contact: Cindy Holtry, Department of Labor and Industry, 717-783-4560.  (formal notice)

April 17-19-- National Forum On Low-Zero Energy Buildings. Wyndam Grand Hotel, Pittsburgh.

April 18-- NEW. House Commerce Committee holds a hearing on Senate Bill 234 (Blake-D- Lackawanna) Property Assessed Clean Energy Program local energy efficiency funding (Senate Fiscal Note and summary). Harrisburg University, 326 Market Street.  9:00.

April 19-- DEP Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board Legislative and Technical Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  8:30. DEP Contact: DAniel Snowden, 717-783-8846 or send email to: dsnowden@pa.gov(formal notice)

April 19-- DEP Hearing On Proposed Changes To Regional Haze Air Pollution Plan. DEP Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh. 10:00.

April 19-- DEP Hearing On Proposed Changes To Regional Haze Air Pollution Plan. DEP Southeast Regional Office, 2 East Main Street, Norristown. 10:00.

April 20-- DEP Hearing On Proposed Changes To Regional Haze Air Pollution Plan. DEP Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg. 10:00.

April 20-- Berks County Conservation District. Tree Seedling Sale & Education Programs EventBerks County Agricultural Center, 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport.  11:00 to 7:00.

April 20-- NEW. Stroud Water Research Center. Exelon Corporation. Tree Planting Coatesville, Chester County. 1:00 to 4:00.

April 20-22-- NEW. PA Council Of Trout Unlimited. Women’s Initiative Leadership Retreat. GodSpeed Hostel, 7897 South Eagle Valley Road, Port Matilda, Centre County.

April 21-- PA Resources Council. 2018 Reuse Fest. Children’s Hospital Employee Parking Lot, 55th & Harrison Streets, Lawrenceville, Allegheny County. 10:00 to 2:00.

April 22-- Earth Day.  What Are You Doing?

April 22-- Butler County Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Waste Collection Event.  129 Ash Stop Road, Evans City, Butler County.

April 24-- DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: John Krueger, 717-783-9264 or jkrueger@pa.gov.

April 24-- DEP Sewage Advisory Committee meeting. DEP Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg. 10:30.  DEP Contact: Janice Vollero, 717-772-5157, jvollero@pa.gov.

April 24-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission. Public Water Supply Assistance ProgramTechnical and Regulatory Considerations For Public Water Supply Managers and Consultants Workshop.  SRBC Offices, 4423 North Front Street, Harrisburg.  8:00 to 3:00.

April 25-- DEP Small Business Compliance Advisory Committee meeting. 12th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. DEP Contact: Nancy Herb, 717-783-9269 or nherb@pa.gov.

April 25-- NEW. DEP Hearing On Proposed NPDES Water Quality Permit For NRG Cheswick Generating Station In Allegheny County. Springdale Jr./Sr. High School Marshall Auditorium, 501 Butler Road, Springdale. 6:00 p.m.

April 25-- NEW. DEP Hearing On Proposed NPDES Water Quality Permit For Brunner Island Power Plant In York County. Union Fire Company, 201 York Street, Manchester. 6:30 to 8:30.

April 26-- DEP Agricultural Advisory Board meeting. DEP Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg.  9:00. DEP Contact: Jay Braund, 717-772-5636, jbraund@pa.gov(formal notice)

April 26-27-- PA Wilds Center Awards Dinner and Entrepreneur’s Conference.  Pajama Factory, Williamsport, Lycoming County.

April 27-30-- 2018 City Nature Challenge In Pittsburgh Region.

April 28-- Stroud Water Research Center. Wildlands Conservancy. Citizen Science Volunteer Training.  Emmaus, Lehigh County.  9:00 to 3:00.

April 28-- Manada Conservancy Native Plant Sale.  Hummelstown Borough Park, Dauphin County. 10:00 to 3:00

April 28-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy. Foods Of The DelawareSilver Birches Waterfront, 205 PA 507, Hawley, Wayne County.

April 28-- Audubon Society of Western PA. Backyard Habitat Biodiversity Workshop. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh. 10:00.

May 2-4-- PA Association Of Environmental Professional. Annual Conference. State College.

May 8-- Registration Open. 2018 PA Groundwater Symposium. Ramada Inn in State College, Centre County.

May 8-- DEP Keystone Energy Education Workshop For Teachers. DEP Northwest Regional Office, Meadville, Crawford County.  8:30 to 3:00. Click To Register.

May 8-10-- PA Section American Water Works Association. 70th Annual Conference. Kalahari Resort and Convention Center at Pocono Manor, Monroe County.

May 9-- DEP Keystone Energy Education Workshop For Teachers. Westmoreland County Conservation District Office, Greensburg, Westmoreland County.  8:30 to 3:00. Click To Register.

May 17-- DEP Keystone Energy Education Workshop For Teachers. King’s Gap Environmental Center, Carlisle, Cumberland County. 8:30 to 3:00. Click To Register.

May 22-23-- Choose Clean Water Coalition. 9th Annual Clean Water Conference.  Lancaster Marriott.

May 23-24-- Penn State Extension Healthy Trees, Healthy People Program. Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh.

May 26-- Audubon Society of Western PA. Backyard Habitat Organic Garden Solution Workshop. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh. 10:00.

June 6-- DEP Storage Tank Advisory Committee meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Dawn Heimbach, 717-772-5556, daheimbach@pa.gov. (formal notice)

June 10-14-- Rails-To-Trails Conservancy. Delaware & Lehigh Trail Sojourn. Eastern Pennsylvania.

June 12-- DEP Weathering The Storm Stormwater Education Workshop. Alumni Room of the Waldron Campus Center, Gannon University, 109 University Square, Erie.  8:30 to 3:30.

June 13-- DEP Weathering The Storm Stormwater Education Workshop. Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, Saint Vincent College, 744 Walzer Way, Latrobe, Westmoreland County.  8:30 to 3:30.

June 14-- NEW. DEP Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  9:15. DEP Contact: Kirit Dalal, 717-772-3436, kdalal@pa.gov.      (formal notice) 

June 20-21-- 20th Anniversary PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference.  Ramada Conference Center, State College.

June 23-- Audubon Society of Western PA. Backyard Habitat Flowers And Feathers, The Connection Between Plants and Birds Workshop. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh. 10:00.

July 25-27-- Registration Open. Professional Recyclers of PA. 28th Annual Recycling & Organics Conference.  Best Western Premier Hotel, Harrisburg.

July 28-- Audubon Society of Western PA. Backyard Habitat Gardening for Pollinators and Butterflies Workshop. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh. 10:00.

August 20-23-- U.S. Biochar Initiatives Conference. Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware.

September 6-9-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy. Educational Retreat For Women Forest Landowners. Highlights Workshop Facility in Boyd’s Mill, Milanville, Wayne County.

September 22-- Joint meeting of DEP Recycling Fund Advisory Committee and Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. DEP Contact: Laura Henry, 717-772-5713, lahenry@pa.gov.

September 23-- Audubon Society of Western PA. Backyard Habitat Trees and Shrubs, Supporting Wildlife In Winter Workshop. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh. 10:00.

September 28-- DEP Low-Level Waste Advisory Committee meeting Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Rich Janati, 717-787-2147, rjanati@pa.gov.

October 1-3-- Engineers’ Society of Western PA. PA Brownfield Conference. Sands Bethlehem Casino, Bethlehem.

October 17-21-- Passive House Western PA. North American Passive House Network 2018 Conference. David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh.

November 1-2-- PA Water And Wastewater Technology Summit. Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College.

Visit DEP’s Public Participation Center for public participation opportunities.  Click Here to sign up for DEP News a biweekly newsletter from the Department.

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Check the PA Environmental Council Bill Tracker for the status and updates on pending state legislation and regulations that affect environmental and conservation efforts in Pennsylvania.

DEP Regulations In Process

Proposed Regulations Open For Comment - DEP webpage

Submit Comments on Proposals Through DEP’s eComment System

Proposed Regulations With Closed Comment Periods - DEP webpage

Recently Finalized Regulations - DEP webpage

DEP Regulatory Update - DEP webpage

March 3, 2018 DEP Regulatory Agenda - PA Bulletin, Page 1374

DEP Technical Guidance In Process

Draft Technical Guidance Documents - DEP webpage

Technical Guidance Comment Deadlines - DEP webpage

Submit Comments on Proposals Through DEP’s eComment System

Recently Closed Comment Periods For Technical Guidance - DEP webpage

Technical Guidance Recently Finalized - DEP webpage

Copies of Final Technical Guidance - DEP webpage

DEP Non-Regulatory/Technical Guidance Documents Agenda (February 2018) - DEP webpage

Other DEP Proposals For Public Review

Other Proposals Open For Public Comment - DEP webpage

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Recently Closed Comment Periods For Other Proposals - DEP webpage

Other Proposals Recently Finalized - DEP webpage

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