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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.

October 27-- PA Resources Council, PA American Water. Drug Take-Back Event - 3 Locations in Allegheny County. 10:00 to 2:00--

-- Green Tree Borough Building, 10 W. Manila Ave.

-- Medical Rescue Team South, 315 Cypress Way, Mt. Lebanon

-- The Mall At Robinson (parking lot near Dick’s Sporting Goods), 100 Robinson Centre Dr.

October 27-- Brodhead Watershed Association. Water Wiser Kids: Stars At Skywood Park Hike.  Monroe County. 7:30 to 9:00.

October 30-- DEP Meeting With Potential Contractors On Proposed Mine Drainage Treatment Site Maintenance Projects In Bedford, Cambria, Indiana, Somerset Counties.  DEP’s Cambria District Mine Office, 286 Industrial Park, Ebensburg, Cambria County. 10:00

October 30-- DCNR Public Meeting On Forest District Plans: Clear Creek State Forest District. District Office, 158 South Second Ave., Clarion, Clarion County. 6:30 to 8:00.  Click Here for more.

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-- Agenda Posted. 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.

October 31-- NEW. DCNR Snowmobile and ATV Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  DCNR Contact: Jacob Newton 717-783-3349.  (formal notice)

November 1-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission hearing on proposed water withdrawal permits and other actions (Click Here for agenda).  Room 8E-B East Wing, Capitol Building, Harrisburg.  2:30. SRBC Contact: Ava Stoops, 717-238-0423. (formal noticeClick Here for more.

November 1-- DCNR State Forest District Management Plan Meetings - Loyalsock State Forest District, Resource Management Center,, 6735 Route 220, Dushore, Sullivan County. 6:00 to 8:00.

November 1-- U.S. Green Building Council Central PA Chapter  Forever Green Awards Ceremony. Civic Club of Harrisburg.

November 1-- PRPS, DCNR Community Conservation Grants Workshop. Giant Food Store Community Room, 3301 Trindle Road, Camp Hill, Cumberland County.  9:00 to Noon. Click Here for more.

November 1-- Pike County Conservation District Celebrates Natural Resources Annual Dinner.  The Waterfront Room at Silver Birches Resort, Lake Wallenpaupack. 6:00 to 8:00.

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 3-- Tree PittsburghFree Tree Give Away In Allegheny CountyNorth Park Ice Rink, 1200 Pearce Mill Road, Wexford. 10:00 to 2:00. Click Here to register.

November 3-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Golden Eagle, North America’s Largest Bird Of Prey Program.  Sanctuary's Outdoor Amphitheater, Berks County.  Noon and 2:00.

November 3-- Allegheny Land Trust. Project Wet 2.0 Healthy Water, Healthy People Facilitator WorkshopMillbrook Marsh Nature Center in State College, Centre County.  8:00 to 4:00.

November 3-- NEW. Clinton County CleanScapes Stewards Run Creek Cleanup, Piatt Township, Lycoming County.  9:30 to 1:00.

November 5-- Agenda Posted. DEP Solid Waste Advisory Committee/ Recycling Fund Advisory Committee Act 101 Workgroup meets.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. DEP Contact: Laura Henry, 717-772-5713 or send email to: lahenry@pa.gov. (formal notice)

-- Finalizing recommendations on Act 101  Click Here for more background.

November 5-- Penn State Extension Protect Your Springs, Wells, Septic Systems & Cisterns Workshops (2). Terre Hill Community Center, 131 West Main Street, Terre Hill, Lancaster County .  2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00

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

November 6-- PA Association of Environmental Professionals, Capital Chapter Society of Women Environmental Professionals. Workshop On Ways Projects Can Avoid Endangered Indiana BatsRadisson Hotel, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill (across the river from Harrisburg). 11:30 to 1:30.

November 7-- Agenda Posted. DEP Aggregate Advisory Board meeting.  10th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Daniel Snowden 717-783-8846 or send email to: dsnowden@pa.gov.

November 7-- CANCELED. DEP Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board meeting. Next scheduled meeting is March 21.  DEP Contact: Todd Wallace, 717-783-9438,  twallace@pa.gov(formal notice)

November 7-- DEP Hearing (If Needed) on RACT II Air Quality Plan for a Tennessee Gas Pipeline Compressor Station In Howe Township, Forest County.  DEP Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut Street in Meadville, Crawford County.  9:00

November 7-- DEP Meeting/Hearing On Proposed NPDES Stormwater Permit For Slate Belt Heat Recovery Center LLC  Biosolids Processing Facility At The Grand Central Landfill In Plainfield Township, Northampton County.  Wind Gap Middle School, 1620 Teels Road, Pen Argyle. 6:00 to 9:30.  (Sept. 29 PA Bulletin, page 6335)

November 7-- DEP Hearing On Air Quality Permit For Slate Belt Heat Recovery Center LLC Biosolids Processing Facility At The Grand Central Landfill In Plainfield Township, Northampton County. Wind Gap Middle School, 1620 Teels Road, Pen Argyle, Northampton County. 6:00 to 9:00. (Oct. 20 PA Bulletin, page 6671)

November 7-- DEP Informational Meeting On Swoyersville Culm Bank Removal Project In Luzerne County.  Swoyersville Hose Company No. 2, 299 Slocum Street, Swoyersville. 6:00 to 9:00.

November 7-- PRPS, DCNR Community Conservation Grants Workshop. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County, 780 Waupelani Drive Ext., State College, Centre County. 9:00 to Noon.  Click Here for more.

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 9-- DEP Small Water Systems Technical Assistance Center Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.  DEP Contact: Dawn Hissner 717-787-9633 or send email to dhissner@pa.gov. (formal notice)

November 9-- Schuylkill Action Network Celebrates 15 Years Of ActionAlbright College Campus Center, 1442 Bern Street, Reading, Berks County.

November 13-- Environmental Quality Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  9:00. DEP Contact: Laura Edinger, 717-772-3277, ledinger@pa.gov.

November 13-- DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  Contact: Keith Saladar, Executive Director, ksalador@pa.gov or call 717-787-8171.  [Note: The last meeting of 2018]

November 13-- DCNR Public Meeting On Forest District Plans: Pinchot State Forest District.  District Office, 1841 Abington Road, North Abington Township, Lackawanna County.  6:00 to 8:00.  Click Here for more.

November 13-- PRPS, DCNR Community Conservation Grants Workshop.  Trinity Point Church of God, 180 W. Trinity Drive, Clarion, Clarion County.  9:00 to Noon. Click Here  for more.

November 14-- CANCELED. DEP Water Resources Advisory Committee meeting. Rescheduled to November 29.  DEP Contact: Diane Wilson, 717-787-3730, diawilson@pa.gov. (formal notice)

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

November 14-- PRPS, DCNR Community Conservation Grants Workshop.  Collier township Community Center, 5 Lobaugh Street, Oakdale, Allegheny County . 9:00 to Noon.  Click Here for more.

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 15-- NEW. America Recycles Day.

November 15-- Penn State Extension Agricultural Production & Shale Gas Development Webinar. 1:00 to 2:00.

November 15-16-- PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Penn State. Northeast Cover Crops Council Conference. Ramada Hotel and Conference Center, State College.

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

November 17-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy Eagle DayWallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley, Wayne County.

November 20-- PA Chesapeake Bay Watershed Planning Steering Committee meeting.  Room 105 of the Rachel Carson Building. 9:00 a.m. to Noon.  Click Here to pre-register to join the meeting by webcast.  Participants will also need to call in 1-650-479-3208, PASSCODE 643 952 548.

November 20-- South Mountain Partnership Trails Workshop - Building Strong Community ConnectionsShippensburg University, Cumberland County. 8:30 to 5:00.

November 26-- NEWDEP Hearing On RACT II Air Quality Plan For Pipeline Compressor Station In Jefferson Township, Mercer County. DEP’s Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut Street in Meadville, Crawford County. 10:00.

November 28-- DEP Hearing [If Needed] On Karns City Refining RACT II Air Quality Plan, Butler County. DEP Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut Street in Meadville, Crawford County. 9:00

November 28-- DEP Hearing [If Needed] On Lord Corporation RACT II Air Quality Plan, Crawford County. DEP Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut Street in Meadville, Crawford County. 10:00

November 28-- NEW. DEP Hearing On Bruce Mansfield Power Plant, Little Blue Run Waste Impoundment NPDES Discharge Permit. South Side Area School District Middle/High School Auditorium, 4949 PA State Route 151, Hookstown, Beaver County. 6:00.  (Oct. 27 PA Bulletin page 6927)

November 29-- 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)

November 29-- Stroud Water Research Center Water’s Edge Gala - Freshwater Excellence Award CelebrationWinterthur Museum, Garden and Library, Winterthur, Delaware.

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

November 30-- Gov. Wolf’s PFAS Action Team Public Meeting. LTBA.

December 1-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy Eagle Watch Volunteer Training DayInn At Lackawaxen, 188 Scenic Drive, Lackawaxen, Wayne County.  9:00 to 1:00.

December 4-- DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Lindsay Byron, 717-772-8951, lbyron@pa.gov. (formal notice)

December 4-- DEP Board Of Coal Mine Safety meeting.  DEP Ebensburg Office, 286 Industrial Park Road, Ebensburg. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Margaret Scheloske, 724-404-3143, mscheloske@pa.gov.

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 5-- DEP Laboratory Accreditation Advisory Committee meeting. DEP Laboratory Building, 2575 Interstate Dr. Harrisburg. 9:00.  DEP Contact: Aaren Alger, 717-346-8212 or send email to: aaalger@pa.gov. (formal notice)

December 6-- DEP Cleanup Standards Scientific Advisory Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Michael Maddigan, 717-772-3609,  mmaddigan@pa.gov.

December 6-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission business meeting on proposed water withdrawal permits and other actions (Click Here for agenda). Location To Be Announced.. SRBC Contact: Ava Stoops, 717-238-0423. (formal noticeClick Here for more.

December 6-- 10,000 Friends Of Pennsylvania Commonwealth Awards DinnerArtsQuest, Bethlehem.

December 7-- Penn State Extension Understanding Dairy Business For Conservation Professionals Workshop. Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster.  10:00 to 2:00

December 12-- DEP State Board for Certification of Water and Wastewater Systems Operators meeting. 10th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Edgar Chescattie, 717-772-2814, eshescattie@pa.gov.

December 12-- DEP Solid Waste Advisory Committee & Recycling Fund Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Laura Henry, 717-772-5713, lahenry@pa.gov.

December 12-- DCNR State Forest District Management Plan MeetingsBald Eagle State Forest, District Office, 18865 Old Turnpike Road, Millmont, Union County. 6:00 to 8:00.

December 13-- DEP Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:15. DEP Contact: Kirit Dalal, 717-772-3436 or send email to: kdalal@pa.gov(formal notice)

-- Draft regulations setting methane emission limits for oil and gas operations

December 17-- 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.

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

January 12-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy Eagle Watch Bus Tour.  10:00 to 1:00, Click Here for more.

January 26-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy Eagle Watch Bus Tour.  Noon to 1:00. Click Here for more.

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

February 2-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy Eagle Watch Bus Tour.  10:00 to 1:00. Click Here for more.

February 12-13-- Advanced Watershed Educator Workshops For Non-Formal Educators. Dauphin County Agriculture & Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peters Mountain Road, Dauphin, Dauphin County. Click Here to register.

March 2-- PA Wilds. Retailers, Producers, Public 3rd Annual PA Wilds Buyer’s MarketGemmell Student Complex Multi-Purpose Room, Clarion University.

March 9-- 2019 Watershed Congress Along The Schuylkill River.  Montgomery County Community College campus in Pottstown.

March 21-- 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(formal notice)

March 27-28-- Advanced Watershed Educator Workshops For Non-Formal Educators. Jennings Environmental Education Center, 2951 Prospect Road, Slippery Rock, Butler County. Click Here to register.

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

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

May 16-18-- NEW. PA Land Trust Association. Land Conservation Conference. Monroe County.

July 24-26-- NEW. Professional Recyclers Of PA. Annual Recycling & Organics Conference.  Harrisburg.

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.


10/29/2018

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