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-- Manada Conservancy Native Plant Sale. Hummelstown Borough Park, Dauphin County. 10:00 to 3:00
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: email@example.com. (formal notice)
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 Conference. Central 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 3-- Bi-State Solution To Protecting Clean Water In The Brandywine-Christina Watershed. Mendenhall Inn, Route 52, Mendenhall, Chester County. 8:30 - 4:30.
May 3-- NEW. PA Sea Grant. Perils Of Plastic Presentation By Dr. Sherri Mason. Tom 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-- Brodhead Watershed Association. Walk and Talk Hike In Search Of Imperiled Golden-Winged Warbler In Monroe County. Barrett 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.
-- 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-- 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 notice) Click Here for more.
May 12-- NEW. Cumberland County Penn State Master Gardeners. Adams Ricci Butterfly Garden Grand Opening & Education Event. Adams Ricci Park, 100 E. Penn Drive in Enola, Cumberland County. Noon to 3:00.
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 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 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-- 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. (formal notice)
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 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 email@example.com.
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-- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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: email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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
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
Click Here for links to DEP’s Advisory Committee webpages.
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