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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.

April 28-- PA Resources Council, PA American Water. Drug Take-Back Day Collection Event In Allegheny County. Green Tree Borough Building, 10 W. Manilla Ave., Pittsburgh. 10:00 to 2:00.

April 28-- PA Resources Council, PA American Water. Drug Take-Back Day Collection Event In Allegheny County. Medical Rescue Team South, 315 Cypress Way, Pittsburgh. 10:00 to 2:00.

April 28-- PA Resources Council, PA American Water. Drug Take-Back Day Collection Event In Allegheny County. The Mall at Robinson, Sears parking lot, 100 Robinson Centre Dr., Pittsburgh.   10:00 to 2:00.

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.

April 28-- Clinton County CleanScapes. Piatt, Porter & Watson Townships Community Cleanup Day In Lycoming County.

April 28-29-- PA Environmental Council. Illegal Dump Cleanup In Susquehanna County.

April 30-- NEW. House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee meets to consider House Bill 2154 (Causer-R-Forest), the Conventional Oil and Gas Act to regulate conventional drilling operations and weaken environmental protection standards on fracking based on the original 1984 Oil and Gas Act. Click Here for more.   Room G-50 Irvis Building. 12:30.  Committee meetings are typically webcast through the House Republican Caucus website.

April 30-- DEP Hearing On Mariner East II Pipeline Permit Changes. E. N. Peirce Middle School, 1314 Burke Road, West Chester, Chester County.  6:30 to 9:30

April 30-- Dept. of Labor & Industry Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council meeting.  L&I Building, 651 Boas Street, Room E100, 1st Floor, Harrisburg.  10:00.  Contact: Cindy Holtry 717-783-4560 or send email to: choltry@pa.gov(formal notice)

April 30-- Westmoreland County Conservation DistrictHigh School Student Envirothon. Twin Lakes Park, Greensburg.

May 1-- NEW. House Commerce Committee meets to consider Senate Bill 234 (Blake-D- Lackawanna) Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing Program (Click Here for more.).  Room G-50 Irvis Building.  Off the Floor.  Committee meetings are typically webcast through the House Republican Caucus website.

May 1-- DEP Hearing On Letterkenny Army Depot Air Quality Permit, Franklin County. DEP’s Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg. (no time given - probably 10:00)

May 1-- Capital Chapter Society Of Women Environmental Professionals 2018 Annual ConferenceCentral Penn College Conference Center, 600 College Hill Road in Summerdale, Cumberland County.

May 2-- DEP Hearing (If Requested) On Jeld-Wen, Inc. RACT II Air Quality Plan, Bradford County. DEP Northcentral Regional Office, 208 West Third Street, Williamsport. 10:00.

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

May 3-- Agenda Posted. DEP Sewage Advisory Committee meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:30.  DEP Contact: Janice Vollero, 717-772-5157, jvollero@pa.gov(formal notice)

May 3-- Bi-State Solution To Protecting Clean Water In The Brandywine-Christina WatershedMendenhall Inn, Route 52, Mendenhall, Chester County.  8:30 - 4:30.

May 3-- NEW. PA Sea Grant. Perils Of Plastic Presentation By Dr. Sherri MasonTom Ridge Environmental Center,  Erie.  6:30.

May 3-4-- NEW. Agenda Posted. Interstate Chesapeake Bay Commission meeting.  May 3: EPA Headquarters, Map Room South Wing, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC. May 4: Beacon Hotel, 1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC.  Click Here for available meeting information.

May 4-6-- Kettle Creek Watershed Association. Special Veterans Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Weekend In Potter County. Kettle Creek Adventures Lodge B&B, Cross Fork, Potter County.

May 5-- Audubon Society of Western PA. Habitat Restoration Project In Butler County.  148 Thompson Road, Sarver, Butler County. 9:00 to Noon.

May 5-- Brodhead Watershed Association. Walk and Talk Hike In Search Of Imperiled Golden-Winged Warbler In Monroe CountyBarrett Paradise Friendly Library, 6500 Route 191, Cresco. 9:00

May 7-- Public Utility Commission Workgroup On Universal Service & Energy Conservation Programs. Keystone Building, Executive Chambers, Harrisburg.  1:00 to 3:00.

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-- Agenda Posted. DEP Water Resources Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:30. DEP Contact: Diane Wilson 717-787-3730 or send email to: diawilson@pa.gov.

-- Improving Wetlands Mapping Layers

-- Simplified Water Obstruction & Encroachment General Permit Process

-- Agricultural Operations Inspections

-- Chesapeake Bay Program Update

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 9-- PUC Hearing On Transource Power Line Project. Airville Volunteer Fire Department, 3576 Delta Road, Airville, York County.  Hearings at 1:00 and 6:00.

May 10-- DEP Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  DEP Contact: Todd Wallace 717-783-9438 or send email to: twallace@pa.gov.

May 10-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission holds a hearing on water withdrawal requests, changes to fee schedule and proposed records retention policy.  Room 8E-B East Wing Capitol Building, Harrisburg. 2:30 to 5:00. Contact: Jason Oyler, General Counsel, 717-238-0423, Ext. 1312, fax 717-238-2436. (formal noticeClick Here for more.

May 12-- NEW. Cumberland County Penn State Master Gardeners. Adams Ricci Butterfly Garden Grand Opening & Education EventAdams Ricci Park, 100 E. Penn Drive in Enola, Cumberland County.  Noon to 3:00.

May 14-- PUC Hearing On Transource Power Line Project. Airville Volunteer Fire Department, 3576 Delta Road, Airville, York County.  Hearings at 1:00 and 6:00. Click Here for more.

May 15-- CANCELED. PUC Hearing On Transource Power Line Project. Airville Volunteer Fire Department, 3576 Delta Road, Airville, York County.  Hearings at 1:00 and 6:00.  Click Here for more.

May 15-- Pike County Conservation District. Stormwater Management Field Tour.  Pike County Training Center, 135 Pike County Boulevard,Lords Valley.  10:00 to 3:00.

May 16-- Environmental Quality Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00. DEP Contact: Laura Edinger, 717-772-3277, ledinger@pa.gov.

May 16-- DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  Contact: Executive Director Lee Ann Murray, 717-787-8171, leemurray@pa.gov.

May 17-- DEP Storage Tank Advisory Committee meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Kris Shiffer 717-772-5809 or send email to: kshiffer@pa.gov(formal notice)

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 19-- Foundation for Sustainable Forests. Loving The Land Through Working Forests Field Conference. Floraroze Forest near 9201 South Creek Road, Girard, Erie County. 7:30 to 4:00.

May 19-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy. Milford Experimental Forest Native Plants Walk.  Milford, Pike County.  9:00 to Noon.

May 19-- NEW. Capital Region Water. DeHart Dam Reservoir Public Tour. Dauphin County.

May 22-- PUC Hearing On Transource Power Line Project. New Franklin Fire Department Social Hall, 3444 Wayne Road, Chambersburg. Franklin County.  Hearings at 1:00 and 6:00.

May 22-- CANCELED. DEP Environmental Justice Advisory Board meeting. Rescheduled for May 29. DEP Contact: John Brakeall, 717-783-9731 or send email to: jbrakeall@pa.gov(formal notice)

May 22-- DEP Hearing On Sunoco Marcus Hook Terminal Air Permit. Marcus Hook Community, 7 W. Delaware Avenue, Marcus Hook, Delaware County. 6:00 to 8:00.

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

May 23-- House Consumer Affairs Committee holds a hearing on House Bill 2075 (Charlton-R-Delaware) replacement of lead water and damaged sewer laterals (sponsor summary).  Room B-31 Main Capitol.  10:00.  Committee meetings are typically webcast through the PA House Republican website.

May 23-- PUC Hearing On Transource Power Line Project. New Franklin Fire Department Social Hall, 3444 Wayne Road, Chambersburg. Franklin County.  Hearings at 1:00 and 6:00.

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

May 24-- DEP Small Water Systems Technical Assistance Center Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.  DEP Contact: Dawn Hissner 717-772-2189 or send email to: dhissner@pa.gov.

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

May 29-- DEP Environmental Justice Advisory Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00. DEP Contact: John Brakeall, 717-783-9731 or send email to: jbrakeall@pa.gov(formal notice)

May 30-- DEP State Board for Certification of Sewage Enforcement Officers meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Kristen Szwajkowski 717-772-2186 or send email to: kszwajkows@pa.gov.

May 30-- Public Utility Commission. Combined Heat and Power Working Group meeting.  Forest Room, Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg. 1:00.  A call-in number will be published, Click Here.  Contact: Joe Sherrick 717-787-5369 or send email to: josherrick@pa.gov(formal notice)

May 30-31-- Penn State Energy Days. Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, Centre County.

May 31-- Philadelphia Air Management Services Public Hearing [If Requested] On Proposed State Air Quality Implementation Plan Revisions RACT Controls For VOCs, NOx.  Spelman Building, 321 University Avenue, 1st Floor Conference Room, Philadelphia.  6:00.

June 5-- NEW. House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee holds a hearing on Senate Bill 792 (Alloway-R-Adams) regulating the application of lawn fertilizer.  Room 205 Ryan Building. 9:00. Committee meetings are typically webcast through the House Republican Caucus website.  Click Here for more.

June 5-- DEP Board Of Coal Mine Safety meeting.  DEP Cambria Office, 286 Industrial Park Road, Ebensburg.  10:00.  DEP Contact: Peggy Scheloske 724-404-3143 or send email to: mscheloske@pa.gov.

June 5-- CANCELED. DEP Storage Tank Advisory Committee meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Kris Shiffer 717-772-5809 or send email to: kshiffer@pa.gov. (formal notice)

June 6-- DEP Coastal Zone Advisory Committee meeting.  10th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building.  9:30.  DEP Contact: Stacey Box 717-772-5622 or send email to: sbox@pa.gov.

June 7-- House Game and Fisheries Committee holds a hearing on Chronic Wasting Disease.  Room 60 East Wing. 10:00.  Committee meetings are typically webcast at the House Republican Caucus website.

June 7-- DEP Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  DEP Contact: Laura Henry 717-772-5713 or send email to: lahenry@pa.gov.

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 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.

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. House Game and Fisheries Committee holds a hearing on Chronic Wasting Disease.  Room 60 East Wing. 10:00.  Committee meetings are typically webcast at the House Republican Caucus website.

June 14-- 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 14-- PUC En Banc Hearing On Supplier Consolidated Billing By Electricity Suppliers. Hearing Room 1, Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg.  1:00.

June 15-- Susquehanna River Basin Committee business meeting. Radisson Hotel Baltimore. 9:00.

June 20-21-- Registration Open. 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 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.

July 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(formal notice)

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

July 28-- PA Resources Council. Recycling Bin Distribution Event In Pittsburgh. Point Breeze Distribution Event, URA’s Parking Lot on Meade Street.  8:00 to 2:00. Click Here to register.

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 11-- PA Resources Council. Recycling Bin Distribution Event In Pittsburgh. Fairywood Distribution Event, B Keppel Trucking, 100 Beechnut Drive, Pittsburgh. 8:00 to 2:00. Click Here to register.

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 20-- DEP Solid Waste Advisory Committee & Recycling Funding Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  DEP Contact: Laura Henry 717-772-5713 or send email to: lahenry@pa.gov.

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.

October 18-- DEP Radiation Protection Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson. 9:00.  DEP Contact: Joseph Melnic 717-783-9730 or send email to: jmelnic@pa.gov.

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.

Sign Up For DEP’s eNotice: Did you know DEP can send you email notices of permit applications submitted in your community?  Notice of new technical guidance documents and regulations?  All through its eNotice system.  Click Here to sign up.

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

Submit Comments on Proposals Through DEP’s eComment System

Recently Closed Comment Periods For Other Proposals - DEP webpage

Other Proposals Recently Finalized - DEP webpage

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