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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 2019 schedules of its advisory committees, councils and board meetings in the Dec. 10 PA Bulletin, page 7708.

December 28-- DEP Hearing [If Needed[ On Lebanon County Fine Particulate Standard Plan.  DEP Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg. 1:00.

January 1-- First Day Of New 2019-2020 Legislative Session

January 1-- NEW. DCNR, Partners First Day Hikes To Start The New Year.

January 9-- DEP Coastal Zone Advisory Committee meeting.  12th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building.   9:30.  Contact: Stacey Box, 717-772-5622 or sbox@pa.gov.

January 9-- DEP Technical Advisory Committee on Diesel-Powered Equipment (Mining) meeting.  DEP New Stanton Office, 131 Broadview Road, New Stanton. 10:00.  Contact: Peggy Scheloske, 724-404-3143 or mscheloske@pa.gov.

January 10-- DEP Coal And Clay Mine Subsidence Insurance Fund Board meeting.  12th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. Contact: James Charowsky, 717-787-7007.  jcharowsky@pa.gov.

January 10-- Penn State Extension Farm Soil Health & Cover Crop Workshop. Penn State Extension Mercer County, 463 North Perry Highway, Mercer. 10:00 to 1:00.

January 10-11-- NDAL Ecology Based Landscape Design: What Comes Next?  Montgomery County Community College.

January 11-- Foundation for Sustainable Forests. French Creek Valley Conservancy. Woods & Waters Film Series.  Helene Barco-Duratz Cultural Center, 415 Chestnut Street (East Alley entrance), Meadville, Crawford County.  6:30.

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

January 15-- Inauguration Day For Gov. Wolf, Lt. Gov. Fetterman

January 16-- 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: 642 304 985.

January 16-- NEW. Penn State Extension Land Use Webinar SeriesZoning Ethics, Overview Of Zoning And Land Development Plan Process.  Noon to 1:15.

January 17-- DEP Mining & Reclamation Advisory Board meeting & Regulatory, Legislative & Technical Committee meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 8:30 (Committee), 10:00 (Board).  A conference call option will also be available.  DEP Contact: Daniel Snowden, 717-783-8846 or dsnowden@pa.gov(formal notice)

January 18-- NEW. Harrisburg University Center for Environment, Energy & Economy Climate Disruption & Sustainable Development Series: What Citizens Need To Know About Climate Change. Harrisburg University, 14th Floor Auditorium, 326 Market Street, Harrisburg. 11:30 to 1:00.

January 19-- NEW. Brodhead Watershed Association. Schisler Museum Naturalist Hike - Students, Adults.  East Stroudsburg University, Monroe County. 1:00- Students, 3:00- Adults

January 22-- DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  Contact: Keith Calador, Executive Director, 717-787-8171 or ksalador@pa.gov.

January 23-- DEP Small Business Compliance Advisory Committee meeting.  12th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  Contact: Nancy Herb, 717-783-9269 or nherb@pa.gov.

January 24-- DEP Water Resources Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:30.  Contact: Diane Wilson, 717-787-3720 or diawilson@pa.gov.

January 24-- DEP Aggregate Advisory Board Regulatory, Legislative & Technical Committee meeting. 10th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  A conference call option will also be available.  DEP Contact: Daniel Snowden, 717-783-8846 or dsnowden@pa.gov(formal notice)

January 24-- Penn State Extension, Partners Online Tree Tender Training. First of weekly sessions through March 7. Noon, 7:00.

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.

January 31-- DEP Small Water Systems Technical Assistance Center Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.  Contact: Dawn Hissner, 717-772-2189 or dhissner@pa.gov.

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

February 5- Governor’s Budget Address.

February 6-- Penn State Extension Woods In Your Backyard Webinar Series Starts. 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

February 6-8-- NEW. Penn State Agriculture & Environment Center. PA In The Balance Conference On Farm Conservation. Hershey Lodge, Hershey.

February 6-9-- PA Association For Sustainable Agriculture. Pennsylvania Sustainable Agriculture Conference. Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster.

February 7-- NEW. Harrisburg University Center for Environment, Energy & Economy Climate Disruption & Sustainable Development Series: Is 100% Renewable Energy The Answer To Climate Change?. Harrisburg University, 14th Floor Auditorium, 326 Market Street, Harrisburg. 11:30 to 1:00.

February 11-- House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- Independent Fiscal Office.  Room 140 Main Capitol.  Hearings are typically webcast through the House Republican Caucus website.

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.

February 13-- House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- State Treasurer, 1:00- Auditor General, 3:00- Attorney General.  Room 140 Main Capitol.  Hearings are typically webcast through the House Republican Caucus website.

February 14-- House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- Dept. of Environmental Protection, 1:00- Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources.  Room 140 Main Capitol.  Hearings are typically webcast through the House Republican Caucus website.

February 19-- NEW. Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10::00- Dept. of Revenue/Lottery, 1:00- Independent Fiscal Office, 3:00- Public Utility Commission. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

February 20-- NEW. Penn State Extension Land Use Webinar Series. Geodesign: Using Data Transparency And Community Voices For Enhanced Land Use Planning.  Noon to 1:15.

February 20-21-- DCNR, Western PA Conservancy. PA Riparian Forest Buffer Summit. Best Western Premier Conference Center, 800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg.

February 21-- PA  Resources Council. Zero Waste Pennsylvania. Green Building Alliance. True Zero Waste Symposium. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh. 8:00 to 3:00.

February 21-- NEW. Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 1:00- State Police/Homeland Security, 3:00- PA Emergency Management Agency/Fire Commissioner. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

February 22-- Foundation for Sustainable Forests. French Creek Valley Conservancy. Woods & Waters Film Series. Erie National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 11296 Wood Duck Lance, Guys Mills, Crawford County. 6:30.

February 24-25-- PA Environmental Council, PA Organization For Watersheds & Rivers. Statewide Watershed Connections Conference.  State College.

February 25-- House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- State Police/Homeland Security, 3:00- Dept. of Health.  Room 140 Main Capitol. Hearings are typically webcast through the House Republican Caucus website.

February 25-- NEW. Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 3:00- Dept. of Transportation. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

February 26-- House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 1:00- Dept. of Transportation, 3:00- Dept. of General Services.  Room 140 Main Capitol. Hearings are typically webcast through the House Republican Caucus website.

February 27-- House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 1:00- Dept. of Community & Economic Development.  Room 140 Main Capitol.  Hearings are typically webcast through the House Republican Caucus website.

February 27-- NEW. Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- Dept. of Health. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

February 28-- NEW. Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 3:00- Dept. of Environmental Protection. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

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

March 4-- House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- Dept. of Education.  Room 140 Main Capitol.  Hearings are typically webcast through the House Republican Caucus website.

March 4-- NEW. Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 3:00- Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

March 5-- House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- Dept. of Agriculture.  Room 140 Main Capitol.  Hearings are typically webcast through the House Republican Caucus website.

March 5-- 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(formal notice)

March 5-6-- Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance. Healthcare Industry Forum On Energy Efficiency. Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, State College, Centre County. 

March 6-- House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- Governor’s Budget Secretary.  Room 140 Main Capitol.  Hearings are typically webcast through the House Republican Caucus website.

March 6-- NEW. Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 1:00- Dept. of Agriculture. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

March 7-- House Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings: 10:00- Open.  Room 140 Main Capitol.  Hearings are typically webcast through the House Republican Caucus website.

March 7-- NEW. Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearings:  1:00- Dept. of Community & Economic Development, 3:00- Budget Secretary. Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.

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

March 9-- NEW. Penn State Extension York County Master Gardeners GardenWise Native Plants, Ecosystems Gardening Workshop Central York Middle School, 1950 N. Hills Road, York. 7:30 to 4:00.

March 15-- NEW. Harrisburg University Center for Environment, Energy & Economy Climate Disruption & Sustainable Development Series: Legal Pathways To Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Harrisburg University, 14th Floor Auditorium, 326 Market Street, Harrisburg. 11:30 to 1:00.

March 18-19-- PA Assn. Of Environmental Educators. 2019 Cityscapes & Greenscapes Conference. Philadelphia.

March 20-- NEW. Penn State Extension Land Use Webinar Series. Options For Meeting MS4 Stormwater Pollution Reduction Requirements Without Breaking The Budget. Noon to 1:15.

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.

March 29-- NEW. Harrisburg University Center for Environment, Energy & Economy Climate Disruption & Sustainable Development Series: Natural Gas In PA: Energy, Innovation And The Environment. Harrisburg University, 14th Floor Auditorium, 326 Market Street, Harrisburg. 11:30 to 1:00.

April 5-- Wildlife For Everyone We Love Wild Things & Wild Places Gala

April 5-- NEW. Harrisburg University Center for Environment, Energy & Economy Climate Disruption & Sustainable Development Series: Towards A Public Web-Platform For Limiting Methane Emissions From The Oil & Gas Sector. Harrisburg University, 14th Floor Auditorium, 326 Market Street, Harrisburg. 11:30 to 1:00.

April 7-9-- CMU Mascaro Center For Sustainable Innovation. 2019 Engineering Sustainability ConferenceDavid L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh.

April 17-- NEW. Penn State Extension Land Use Webinar Series. Making The Most Of Historical And Heritage Assets. Noon to 1:15.

April 19-- NEW. Harrisburg University Center for Environment, Energy & Economy Climate Disruption & Sustainable Development Series: Using The Latest Digital Innovations To Address Energy Poverty In Developing Counties. Harrisburg University, Room 1151, 326 Market Street, Harrisburg. 11:30 to 1:00.

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

May 1-- NEW. Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium. State College.

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

May 15-- NEW. Penn State Extension Land Use Webinar Series. The Benefits And Challenges of Ridesharing On The Transportation System. Noon to 1:15.

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

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

October 8-10-- Natural Areas Association Natural Areas Conference.  Pittsburgh.

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

Click Here to hook up with DCNR on other social media-- Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

Senate Committee Schedule                House Committee Schedule

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


12/24/2018

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