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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.  Go to the online Calendar webpage for updates.

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

September 1-- NEW. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Vulture Awareness, Raptor Conservation Education Celebration.  Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Berks County.

September 4-- CANCELED. DEP Storage Tank Advisory Committee meeting. The next scheduled meeting is December 5.  DEP Contact: Kris Shiffer 717-772-5809 or send email to: kshiffer@pa.gov. (formal notice)

September 4-- Agenda Posted. 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.

September 5-- PA Resources Council. Backyard Composting Workshop. North Park Rose Barn, Allegheny County. 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

September 5-- Environmental Defense Fund Webinar: Mars, Inc., Our Sustainability Journey. 2:30 to 3:00.

September 6-- Sustainable Business Network Of Greater Philadelphia. Best Practice Forum: Clean Energy Business PioneersWest Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County. 6:00 to 9:00.

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

September 7-- Location Added. Susquehanna River Basin Commission business meeting.  DoubleTree by Hilton Binghamton, North Riverside Room, 225 Water Street, Binghamton, New York. 9:00.  Click Here for more.

September 8-- PA Resources Council. ReuseFest For Gently Used ItemsUPMC St. Margaret parking lot, 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh. 10:00 to 2:00.

September 8-- French Creek Valley Conservancy. French Creek Watershed Cleanup. Cochranton County Fair Grounds, 125 Pearl Street, Cochranton, Crawford County.

September 8- PA Resources Council. Backyard Composting Workshop. Ross Township Community Center, Allegheny County. 12:30 to 2:00.

September 10-- NEW. PA Chesapeake Bay Watershed Planning Steering Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  1:00.  Click Here to register to join the meeting by webinar.  Participants also need to call in 1-650-479-3208, PASSCODE 641 463 243.  Click Here for more.

September 11-- PA Resources Council. Backyard Composting Workshop. Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park, Allegheny County. 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

September 12-- DEP Sewage Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:30.  DEP Contact: Janice Vollero, 717-772-5157,  jvollero@pa.gov.

September 12-- DCNR Public Meeting On Forest District Plans: Tiadaghton State Forest District, Wheeland Center, 1201 Locust St., Jersey Shore, Lycoming County.  6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Click Here for more.

September 12-- Get Outdoors PA. GOPA Exchange - Lancaster.  Climbers Run Nature Preserve, 226 Frogtown Road, Pequea. 8:30 to 2:30.

September 13-- Delaware River Basin Commission Meeting. RiverWinds Community Center, 1000 RiverWinds Drive, Thorofare, New Jersey. 10:30.  (formal notice)

September 13-- PA Resources Council. Backyard Composting Workshop. Sewickley Public Library, Allegheny County. 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

September 15-- NEW. Brodhead Watershed Association. Water Wiser Kids - What’s Under That Log? Program. Seven Pines Natural Area, Cresco, Monroe County.

September 15-- NEW. Partnership For The Delaware Estuary. PA Coast Day - Delaware River Festival. Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia and the Camden Adventure Aquarium. 10:00 to 4:00.

September 16-- Harrisburg Area Bicycle Club. Three Creek Century Ride To Benefit American Cancer Society. Starting at Penn Township Fire Department, 1750 Pine Road, Newville, Cumberland County.

September 17-- PA Resources Council. Backyard Composting Workshop. Mt. Lebanon Public Library, Allegheny County. 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

September 17-19-- 11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium.  Erie Bayfront Convention Center.

September 18-- Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee holds a hearing on Senate Bill 1131 (Costa-D-Allegheny) establishing the Landslide Insurance and Assistance Program (sponsor summary).  Millvale Community Center, 416 Lincoln Avenue,  Pittsburgh. 10:00.

September 18-- Environmental Quality Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  9:00. DEP Contact: Laura Edinger, 717-772-3277, ledinger@pa.gov(formal notice)

September 18-- DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  DEP Contact: Neil Bakshi, DEP Policy Office, nebakshi@pa.gov.

September 18-- Public Utility Commission Transource Transmission Line Proposal Franklin County.  New Franklin Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall, 3444 Wayne Road, Chambersburg. 1:00 and 6:00.

September 18-- Laurel Highlands Conservation Landscape. 2018 Laurel Highlands Trail Summit. Ebensburg, Cambria County.  8:30 to 4:00.

September 18-- Get Outdoors PA. GOPA Exchange - Danville.  Montour Preserve, 700 Preserve Road, Danville. 8:30 to 2:30.

September 18-- NEW. PA Resources Council. Not In Philly Meet-Up To Talk Trash & Combat Litter EventPipeline Philadelphia, Graham Building, Dilworth Park, 30 S 15th Street, 15th Floor, Philadelphia. 5:30 to 7:00.

September 18-19-- PA Association Of State Floodplain Managers Annual ConferenceCentral Hotel & Conference Center, Harrisburg.

September 18-20-- Mid-Atlantic Chapter International Erosion Control Association. 25th Annual Conference, Workshop and Trade Show.  Radisson Hotel, Camp Hill, Cumberland County.

September 19- DEP Water Resources Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:30.  DEP Contact: Diane Wilson, 717-787-3730, diawilson@pa.gov.   (formal notice)

September 19-- NEW. Stroud Water Research CenterCitizen Scientists World Water Monitoring Day Celebration.  Stroud Center, 970 Spencer Road in Avondale, Chester County. 4:30 to 8:00.

September 19-- PA Resources Council. Backyard Composting Workshop. South Park Home Economics Building, Allegheny County. 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

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 20-- Public Utility Commission Transource Transmission Line Proposal York County. Airville Volunteer Fire Department, 3576 Delta Road, Airville.  1:00 and 6:00.

September 20-- NEW. Green Building AllianceHonoring 25 Western PA Green Building Projects - Emerald Evening GalaCarnegie Science Center’s PointView Hall, Pittsburgh.

September 20-- NEW. Penn State Extension: Update On Shale Gas Rule Of Capture Court Decision Webinar.  1:00 to 2:00.

September 21-- Schuylkill Action Network. 15th Anniversary Schuylkill Action Network Bus Tour-Schuylkill & Berks Counties.  8:30 to 4:30.

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 22-- PA Resources Council. Backyard Composting Workshop. Castle Shannon Library, Allegheny County. 10:30 to Noon.

September 22-- PA Resources Council. Household Chemical Collection Event. South Park, Allegheny County.  9:00 to 1:00.

September 22-- Westmoreland Land Trust. 10th Anniversary Celebration - Wide Open Spaces Party. Land Trust’s barn headquarters, 218 Donohoe Road, Greensburg. 4:30 to 7:30.

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 23-- NEW. Brodhead Watershed Association. East Stroudsburg University Tree Museum Tour/Hike.  Monroe County.

September 25-- PA Resources Council. Recycling Awareness Workshop. Mt. Lebanon Public Library, Allegheny County. 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

September 25-26-- Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed. 2018 Delaware River Watershed Forum.  Cape May, NJ.

September 26-- DCNR Public Meeting On Forest District Plans: William Penn Forest District [ LTBD ] Southeast PA. Click Here for more.

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.

September 28-- Brodhead Watershed Association. Members & Friends Celebration, Awards Dinner. Camelback Resort’s Aquatopia in Tannersville, Monroe County.

September 29-- PA Resources Council. Backyard Composting Workshop. Construction Junction, Point Breeze, Allegheny County. 11:00 to 12:30.

September 29-- PA CleanWays, Vector Control Of Cumberland County Tire Collection EventEast Pennsboro Township Public Works, 645 Tower Road in Enola. 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  NOTE: Pre-registration, Prepayment are requested.

September 29-- Gifford Pinchot’s Grey Towers. Free Ice Cream, Magic & Open House. Milford, Pike County. 11:00 to 4:00.

October 1-2-- 2018 Eastern PA Greenways & Trails Summit. SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way in Bethlehem.

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

October 3-- PA Chamber Fall Regional Environmental Conference In Harrisburg.

October 5-- NEW. Berks Conservation District Farm Conservation TourDeep Roots Valley Farm, 1047 Irish Creek Creek Road, Mohrsville. 11:00 to 2:30.

October 5-- Alliance For The Chesapeake Bay. 2nd Annual Sportsmen’s ForumMiddle Creek Wildlife Area, Lebanon  County.  8:00 to 6:00.

October 6-- PA Resources Council. Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event. Settlers Cabin Park, Robinson Township, Allegheny County. 9:00 to 1:00.

October 5-- PA Resources Council. Backyard Composting Workshop. Blueberry Hill Park, Franklin Park, Allegheny County. 10:30 to Noon.

October 9-11-- NEW. PA Association of Conservation DistrictsAnnual Watershed Specialists Meeting. State College.

October 10-- 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.

October 10-- NEW. DEP Hearing (If Needed) On Georgia Pacific Plant RACT II Air Quality Plan in Sergeant Township, McKean County.  DEP Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville.  9:00.

October 13-- PA Resources Council. Vermicomposting Workshop. Ross Township Community Center, Allegheny County.  12:30 to 2:00.

October 13-- PA Resources Council. Household Chemical Collection Event. Bradys Run Park, Beaver County. 9:00 to 1:00.

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

October 16-- DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  DEP Contact: Neil Bakshi, DEP Policy Office, nebakshi@pa.gov.

October 17-- DEP State Board For Certification of Water and Wastewater Systems Operators meeting.  10th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Edgar Chescattle, echescattie@pa.gov.

October 17-- DCNR Public Meeting On Forest District Plans: Buchanan State Forest District, District Office, 25185 Great Cove Road, McConnellsburg, Fulton County.  6:00 to 8:30 p.m.  Click Here for more.

October 17-- PA Chamber Fall Regional Environmental Conference In Mars, Butler County.

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

October 18-- CANCELED. DEP Radiation Protection Advisory Committee meeting rescheduled to November 15.  DEP Contact: Joseph Melnic 717-783-9730 or send email to: jmelnic@pa.gov. (formal notice)

October 18-- DEP Small Water Systems Technical Assistance Center Board meeting. DEP Southcentral Regional Office, Susquehanna Room, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg. 9:00.  DEP Contact: Dawn Hissner 717-787-9633 or send email to dhissner@pa.gov. (formal notice)

October 18-- PA State Assn. Of Township Supervisors. PA Stormwater Conference [Western].  Butler County.

October 18-- PA Resources Council. Recycling Awareness Workshop. Sewickley Public Library, Allegheny County. 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

October 20-- Eastern PA Coalition For Abandoned Mine ReclamationFall Cleanup In Centralia, Columbia County.

October 23-- DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: John Krueger, 717-783-9264, jkrueger@pa.gov(formal notice)

October 24-- NEW. PA Chesapeake Bay Watershed Planning Steering Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  1:00.  Click Here to register to join the meeting by webinar.  Participants also need to call in 1-650-479-3208, PASSCODE 643 952 548.

October 24-- DEP Small Business Compliance Advisory Committee meeting.  12th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. DEP Contact: Nancy Herb, 717-783-9269,  nherb@pa.gov.

October 24-- DCNR Public Meeting On Forest District Plans: Clear Creek State Forest District [LTBD ] Clarion, Forest, Jefferson, Mercer, Venango counties.  Click Here for more.

October 24-25-- Penn State Extension: Biochar & Torrefied Biomass Short Course. Penn State University Agricultural Engineering Building, Shortlidge Road, University Park.

October 30-- PA Chamber Fall Regional Environmental Conference In King of Prussia.

October 30-31-- Northeast Recycling Council Fall Conference.  Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, Rocky Hill, Connecticut.

October 31-- DEP State Board for Certification of Sewage Enforcement Officers meeting. Conference Room 11B, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. DEP Contact: Kristen Szwajkowski, 717-772-2186, kszwajkows@pa.gov.

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

November 3-- PA Resources Council. Vermicomposting Workshop. Construction Junction, Point Breeze, Allegheny County. 11:00 to 12:30.

November 6-- PA Resources Council. Vermicomposting Workshop. North Park Rose Barn, Allegheny County. 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

November 7-- DEP Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Todd Wallace, 717-783-9438,  twallace@pa.gov.

November 8-- DCNR Public Meeting On Forest District Plans: Rothrock State Forest District, Shaver’s Creek CFD Community Building, 8707 Firemans Park Ln, Petersburg, Huntingdon County. 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Click Here for more.

November 8-- DCNR Public Meeting On Forest District Plans: Weiser State Forest District, District Office, 16 Weiser Lane, Aristes, Columbia County.  6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Click Here for more.

November 14-- PA Resources Council. Vermicomposting Workshop. South Park Buffalo Inn, Allegheny County. 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

November 15--  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. (formal notice)

November 16-- PA State Assn. Of township Supervisors. PA Stormwater Conference [Eastern].  Montgomery County.

November 29-- Academy Of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Delaware Watershed Research Conference. Academy Offices in Philadelphia.

December 5-- 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)

December 17-- NEW. PA Chesapeake Bay Watershed Planning Steering Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  1:00.  Click Here to register to join the meeting by webinar.  Participants also need to call in 1-650-479-3208, PASSCODE 644 895 237.

January 27-30-- Partnership For The Delaware Estuary. 2019 Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit.  Cape May, NJ.

April 29 to May 2-- Center for Watershed Protection. 2019 National Watershed and Stormwater Conference.  South Carolina.

May 8-10-- NEW. PA Assn. Of Environmental Professionals. 2019 Annual Conference - Growth Through Collaboration.  State College.

Related Tools ----------------

Visit DEP’s Public Participation Center for public participation opportunities.

Click Here for links to DEP’s Advisory Committee webpages.

Visit DEP Connects for opportunities to interact with DEP staff at field offices.

Click Here to sign up for DEP News a biweekly newsletter from the Department.

DEP Facebook Page     DEP Twitter Feed         DEP YouTube Channel

DEP Calendar of Events        DCNR Calendar of Events

Senate Committee Schedule                House Committee Schedule

You can watch the Senate Floor Session and House Floor Session live online.


9/3/2018

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