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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.

September 30-- House Democratic Policy Committee holds a hearing on House Bill 1322 (Ullman-D-Bucks) imposing a returnable beverage container fee (sponsor summary).  Heritage Conservancy's Aldie Mansion, 85 Old Dublin Pike, Doylestown, Bucks County. 2:00.

September 30-- Little Shamokin Creek Watershed Association Book Signing For Matt Miller- Fishing Through The Apocalypse. Watershed Association’s pavilion, 182 Houser Road, Sunbury. 6:30.

September 30- October 4-- Penn State Extension 5-Day Intensive Workshops On Managing Mixed Oak Forests.  Jefferson,  Forest County Locations.

October 1-- Agenda Posted. DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  Contact: Lindsay Byron 717-772-8951, lbyron@pa.gov(formal notice)

October 1-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission webinar on proposed changes to consumptive use mitigation regulations. 10:00.

October 1-- NEW. Dept. of Agriculture Pesticide Advisory Board meeting. Room 309 Agriculture Building, 2301 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg. 9:30.  Contact: Nada Manmiller, 717-772-5201 or nmanmiller@pa.gov.

-- Update on Field Watch, Drift Cases 2019, Procedures for Drift Investigations

October 2-- DEP Hearing [If Needed] on RACT II Air Quality Plan For GE Transportation Plant, Mercer County.  DEP Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville. 10:00.

October 2-- DEP Hearing On Regional Haze Revision To State Air Quality Implementation Plan.  DEP Southwest Regional Office, Waterfront Conference Room A, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh. 10:00.

October 2-- New Location. Agenda Posted. DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council meeting. Bald Eagle State Park, 149 Main Park Road, Howard, Centre County. 1:00 - 3:00.   Contact: Gretchen Leslie, 717-772-9084, gleslie@pa.govClick Here for more on the agenda.

October 2-- Public Utility Commission Be Utility Wise Consumer Education Event. Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe, 1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg. 8:00 – 3:30.

October 3-- DEP Hearing On Regional Haze Revision To State Air Quality Implementation Plan. Rachel Carson State Office Building, 12th Floor Conference Room, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg. 10:00.

October 3-- DEP Hearing On Regional Haze Revision To State Air Quality Implementation Plan. DEP Southeast Regional Office, Delaware River Conference Room, 2 East Main Street, Norristown. 1:00.

October 3-- Lehigh/Northampton Master Watershed Stewards The Power Of Water In The Lehigh ValleyBangor Trust Brewing, 15 Broadway, Bangor. 6:30 to 7:30.

October 3-- Penn State PA Technical Assistance Program Economy, Energy And Environment For Food-Related Industries Webinar. Noon to 1:00.

October 3-- PA Resources Council Hard-To-Recycling Collection Event, Allegheny County. Settlers Cabin Park Wave Pool Parking Lot. 9:00 to 1:00.

October 4-- Agenda Posted. DEP Low-Level Radioactive Waste Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.  Contact: Rich Janati, rjanati@pa.gov, 717-787-2163.

-- Discussion of nuclear reactor decommissioning process

October 4-- DEP Hearing [If Needed] On American Craft Brewery Air Permit, Lehigh County.  DEP Bethlehem District Office, 4530 Bath Pike, Bethlehem. 10:00.

October 5-- PA Resources Council Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event-Allegheny County. Settlers Cabin Park. 9:00 to 1:00.

October 5-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Autumn Lecture: Hawks On The Wing: Seeing Beyond Field MarksHawk Mountain Sanctuary, Berks County.  5:00.

October 5-6-- NEW. Friends Of Allegheny Wilderness Volunteer Trail Stewardship Day.  Warren County.

October 6-- Walk In Penn’s Woods Happening Across Pennsylvania.

October 6-- Independence Conservancy Rocky Bend Nature Preserve Walk In Penn’s Woods, Beaver County.

October 6-- Manada Conservancy 3rd Annual Walk In Penn’s Woods. Halafax, Dauphin County 1:00 to 3:00.

October 7-- Pike County Conservation District Stormwater, Snow Management Road Maintenance Workshop.  Palmyra Township Building, 115 Buehler Lane, Paupack. 9:00 to Noon.

October 7-- Get Outdoors PA Exchange for Recreation & Conservation Professionals. Pittsburgh.

October 8-- DEP Environmental Justice Advisory Board Conference Call.  16th Floor Delaware Room, Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.  Contact: Glenda Davidson, gldavidson@pa.gov or Allison Acevedo, 484-250-5942.

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

October 9-- Agenda Posted. DEP Technical Advisory Committee On Diesel-Powered Equipment (Deep Mining) meeting. DEP's New Stanton Office, 131 Broadview Road, New Stanton. 10:00.  Contact: Peggy Scheloske, mscheloske@pa.gov or 724-404-3143.

October 9-- DEP State Board for Certification of Water and Wastewater Operators meeting. 10th Floor Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  Contact: Ed Chescattie, echescattie@pa.gov or 717-787-5236.

October 9-- NEW. PUC Hearing On Duquesne Light Transmission Line Project, Allegheny County. Robert Morris University, Yorktown Hall (Westinghouse Banquet Room), 8256 University Blvd., Moon Township. 6:00.

October 9-- PA Resources Council Backyard Composting Workshop. East End Food Co-op, Point Breeze, Allegheny County. 6:30 to 8:00.

October 10-- Agenda Posted. DEP Radiation Protection Advisory Committee meeting. 14th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building.  9:00.  Contact: John Chippo, 717-783-9730 or send email to: jchippo@pa.gov(formal notice)

-- Radiation Control, Decommissioning & Surveillance at Nuclear Power Plants

October 10-- Manada Conservancy Watershed Health Program, Dauphin County. South Hanover Township Building, 161 Patriot Way, Hershey, Dauphin County. 7:00 to 8:00.

October 11-- PA Organization For Watersheds & Rivers New Wildlife Conservation Planning Tool Webinar. Noon to 1:00.

October 11-12-- Great Allegheny Passage Trail Relay, Presented By UPMC Health Plan. Cumberland, Maryland to Pittsburgh.

October 12-- PA Resources Council Household Chemical Collection Event.  Beaver County (Bradys Run Park).  9:00 to 1:00.

October 12-- PA Resources Council Pop Up Glass Recycling Collection Event In Allegheny County. Mt. Lebanon Main Park Commissioners Lot.

October 12-- Group Against Smog And Pollution 50th Anniversary Celebration. Rodef Shalom Congregation, Oakland section of Pittsburgh. 5:00 to 8:30.

October 12-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Autumn Lecture: Rooks: Rendez-vous With A South Atlantic RaptorHawk Mountain Sanctuary, Berks County.  5:00.

October 14--PA Resources Council Backyard Composting Workshop. Phipps Garden Center, Mellon Park, Allegheny County. 7:00 to 8:30.

October 15-- Environmental Quality Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.  Questions should be directed to Laura Edinger by calling 717-772-3277 or send email to: ledinger@pa.gov. (formal notice)

October 15-- DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  Questions should be directed to Keith Salador, Executive Director, by calling 717-787-8171 or send email to: ksalador@pa.gov.

October 15-- Villanova University, PA Environmental Council, PA State Association of Township Supervisors Managing Stormwater By Engaging Private Landowners - Success Stories and Strategies Workshop.  Villanova University, Philadelphia.

October 15-- Watershed Coalition of the Lehigh Valley 8th Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference.  Lehigh University, Bethlehem. 7:30 to 4:00.

October 16-- DEP Hearing [If Needed} On RACT II Air Quality Plan For Truck Accessories Group, Northumberland County.  DEP Northcentral Regional Office, 208 West Third Street in Williamsport.  10:00.

October 16-- DEP Hearing On Tri-County Landfill Application To Re-Open Closed Landfill, Mercer County. Grove City High School, 511 Highland Avenue, Grove City. 6:00 to 8:00.

October 16-- Registration Open. PA State Association Of Township Supervisors Stormwater Conference.  Monroeville, Allegheny County.

October 16-- EPA Workshop On Risk Assessment And Emergency Response Plan Training For Water, Wastewater Utilities.  DEP Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh. 9:00 to 5:00.

October 16-17-- Villanova University Biennial Stormwater Management Symposium. Villanova University.

October 16-17-- Registration Open. 7th Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum.  Allentown.

October 17-- DEP Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:15.  Contact: Kirit Dalal, kdalal@pa.gov or 717-772-3436.

October 17-- PA Resources Council 80th Anniversary Celebration. Newtown Square, Delaware County.

October 17-- NEW. Paxton Creek Watershed & Education Association Annual Meeting/ Presentation on Watershed AdvocacyAppalachian Brewing Company, 50 N Cameron Street, Harrisburg.  6:00.

October 18-- Tree Canopy Conference, Haverford College, Delaware County.

October 18-19-- Bucknell University Susquehanna River Symposium. Bucknell’s Elaine Langone Center, Lewisburg, Union County.

October 19-- PA Resources Council Pop Up Glass Recycling Collection Event In Allegheny County. Scott Township Park.

October 19-- PA Resources Council Rain Barrel Workshop. Construction Junction, Point Breeze, Allegheny County. 10:30 to Noon.

October 19-- Eastern PA Coalition For Abandoned Mine Reclamation Centralia Trash/Litter Cleanup Day.  Centralia, Columbia County. 9:00 to 3:00.

October 19-- Registration Open. National American Chestnut Foundation Fall Meeting. Wyndham Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg. 7:00 a.m.  to 9:30 p.m.

October 19-- NEW. Brodhead Watershed Association, Friends of Cherry Valley Get Outdoors Poconos Hike in Cherry Valley Wildlife Refuge.  Monroe County. 10:00 to Noon.

October 19-- Ultra Trail Run, Cameron County.

October 19-- Natural Lands ChesLen Chase Race For Open Space.  Chester County.

October 19-- Gifford Pinchot’s Grey Towers Laurel Hill Cemetery Dramatic Reading Program.  Grey Towers National Historic Site, Pike County. 11:00 and 2:00.

October 21-- DEP Hearing On Broad Mountain Wind Power Project Water Quality Permit, Carbon County. Weatherly Elementary/Middle School Cafeteria, 602 6th Street, Weatherly. 6:00 to 9:00.

October 21-- DEP Hearing [If Needed] On Hydro Carbide, Inc. RACT II Air Quality Plan, Westmoreland County. DEP’s Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront River, Pittsburgh. 10:00

October 22-- CANCELED. DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  Contact: Lindsay Byron 717-772-8951, lbyron@pa.gov(formal notice)

October 23-- DEP Small Business Compliance Advisory Committee meeting. 12th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  Contact: Nancy Herb 717-783-9269 or send email to nherb@pa.gov. (formal notice)

October 23-- PA Resources Council Backyard Composting Workshop. Ross Township Community Center, Allegheny County. 7:00 to 8:30.

October 24-- DEP Agricultural Advisory Board meeting. DEP Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg.  9:30.  Contact: Jay Braund 717-772-5636 or jbraund@pa.gov.

October 24-- DEP Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  Contact: Daniel E. Snowden at dsnowden@pa.gov or 717-783-8846.

October 24-- Public Utility Commission Be Utility Wise Consumer Education Event. Mohegan Sun – Conference Center, 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre. 8:00 – 3:30.

October 24-- NEW. Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee meeting.  LTA.  Contact: Triby Libart, RA-plant@pa.gov.

October 25-- Pike County Conservation District Annual Dinner - Nature’s Influence On Music. at Woodloch Pines Resort, Hawley.

October 26-- PA Resources Council Recycling Awareness Workshop.  Lauri Ann West Community Center, O’Hara Township, Allegheny County. 10:30 to Noon.

October 26-- PA Resources Council, PA American Water National Drug Take-Back Day Collection, 3 Locations In Allegheny County. Green Tree Borough Building, 10 W. Manilla Ave.; Mt. Lebanon, Medical Rescue Team South, 315 Cypress Way; Robinson, The Mall at Robinson (parking lot near Dick’s Sporting Goods), 100 Robinson Centre Dr.  10:00 to 2:00.

October 26-- Gifford Pinchot’s Grey Towers Dramatic Readings Of Edgar Allan Poe Program. Grey Towers National Historic Site, Pike County. 6:00 and 8:00.

October 26-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Autumn Lecture: Rooks: Can Drones Help Our Bird Populations?Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Berks County.  5:00.

October 29-- DEP Cleanup Standards Scientific Advisory Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:30.  Contact: Michael Maddigan, mmaddigan@pa.gov or 717-772-3609.

October 29-- House Children and Youth Committee hearing on municipal recreational programs for preschool-aged children.  Room G-50 Irvis Building.  9:00.  Committee meetings are usually webcast live online.

October 29-30-- Northeast Recycling Council Fall Conference.  Rhode Island.

October 30-- DEP Water Resources Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  Contact: Diane Wilson, diawilson@pa.gov or call 717-787-3730. (formal notice)

October 30-- Public Utility Commission Be Utility Wise Consumer Education Event.  Holiday Inn Johnstown Downtown, 250 Market Street, Johnstown. 8:30 – 3:30.

October 31-- Susquehanna River Basin Commission Hearing On Changes To Consumptive Use Mitigation Regulations. Commission Headquarters, 4423 N Front Street, Harrisburg. 2:30.

November 1-- EPA Workshop On Risk Assessment And Emergency Response Plan Training For Water, Wastewater Utilities. Pip Moyer Recreation Center, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis, Maryland. 9:00 to 5:00.

November 1-- Public Utility Commission Be Utility Wise Consumer Education Event.  DoubleTree by Hilton, 701 Penn Street, Reading. 7:45. – 4:15.

November 2-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Autumn Lecture: Ecology and Conservation of Raptors of the Caribbean IslandsHawk Mountain Sanctuary, Berks County.  5:00.

November 4-5-- Registration Open. 10th Anniversary National EcoDistricts Summit.  Pittsburgh.

November 6-- DEP Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. Contact: Todd Wallace, twallace@pa.gov or 717-783-9438.

November 6-- DEP Aggregate Advisory Board meeting. 10th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  Contact: Daniel E. Snowden at dsnowden@pa.gov or 717-783-8846.

November 7-- PA Wilds Annual Dinner & Awards Program. DuBois.

November 9-- PA Resources Council Recycling Awareness Workshop. Cooper-Siegel Community Library, Fox Chapel, Allegheny County. 11:00 to Noon.

November 12-- PA Resources Council Recycling Awareness Workshop.  East End Food Co-op, Point Breeze, Allegheny County. 6:30 to 8:00.

November 13-- DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Grant Application Workshop. Conshohocken, Montgomery County.  9:00 to Noon.

November 14-- DEP Small Water Systems Technical Assistance Center Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.  Contact: Dawn Hissner, dhissner@pa.gov or 717-772-2189.

November 14-- Manada Conservancy Preservation Updates. East Hanover township Building, 8848 Jonestown Road, Granville, Dauphin County, 7:00 to 8:00.

November 14-- DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Grant Application Workshop. Camp Hill, Cumberland County.  9:00 to Noon.

November 15-- Registration Open. PA State Association Of Township Supervisors Stormwater Conference. Malvern, Chester County.

November 15-- Public Utility Commission Be Utility Wise Consumer Education Event.  Red Lion Inn, 4751 Lindle Road, Harrisburg.  9:00 – 3:00.

November 15-17-- Chesapeake Watershed Forum.  Shepherdstown, WV.

November 16-- PA Resources Council Vermicomposting (Worms) Workshop. Construction Junction, Point Breeze, Allegheny County. 10:30 to Noon.

November 19-- Environmental Quality Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.  Questions should be directed to Laura Edinger by calling 717-772-3277 or send email to: ledinger@pa.gov. (formal notice)

November 19-- DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  Questions should be directed to Keith Salador, Executive Director, by calling 717-787-8171 or send email to: ksalador@pa.gov.

November 19-- DEP Environmental Justice Advisory Board Conference Call.  16th Floor Delaware Room, Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.  Contact: Glenda Davidson, gldavidson@pa.gov or Allison Acevedo, 484-250-5942.

November 19-- DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Grant Application Workshop. Wexford, AlleghenyCounty.  9:00 to Noon.

November 20-- DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council meeting. Room105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.   Contact: Gretchen Leslie, 717-772-9084, gleslie@pa.gov.

November 20-- DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Grant Application Workshop.  Clarion, Clarion County.  9:00 to Noon.

November 21-- Penn State PA Technical Assistance Program Entrepreneurship Ecosystem At Penn State Webinar. Noon to 1:00.

November 26-- DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Grant Application Workshop.  State College, Centre County.  9:00 to Noon.

December 3-- DEP Board Of Coal Mine Safety meeting.  DEP Cambria Office, 286 Industrial Park Road, Ebensburg. 10:00.  Contact: Margaret Scheloske, mscheloske@pa.gov ,or 724-404-3143. (formal notice)

December 4-- DEP Storage Tank Advisory Committee meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  Contact: Kris Shiffer, 717-772-5809, kshiffer@pa.gov.

December 4-- DEP State Board for Certification of Sewage Enforcement Officers meeting. Conference Room 11B, Rachel Carson Building. Harrisburg.  10:00. Contact: Amy Forney, aforney@pa.gov or 717-772-2186.

December 4-- DEP State Board for Certification of Water and Wastewater Operators meeting. 10th Floor Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  Contact: Ed Chescattie, echescattie@pa.gov or 717-787-5236.

December 5-- DEP Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. Contact: Laura Henry, 717-772-5713, lahenry@pa.gov.

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

December 10-- NEWGovernor’s Invasive Species Council meeting.  Room 309 Agriculture Building, 2301 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg. 10:00.  Contact: Kristopher Abell, 717-787-2227 or krabell@pa.gov.

December 10-- Schuylkill Action Network Annual Meeting. Albright College, 1621 North 13th Street, Reading, Berks County. 9:30. to 3:30.

December 12-- DEP Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:15.  Contact: Kirit Dalal, kdalal@pa.gov or 717-772-3436.

December 12-- DEP Laboratory Accreditation Advisory Committee meeting.  Bureau of Laboratories, Room 206, 2575 Interstate Drive, Harrisburg. 9:00.  Contact: Aaren Alger, 717-346-8212 or send email to: aaalger@pa.gov(formal notice)

December 17-- Environmental Quality Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.  Questions should be directed to Laura Edinger by calling 717-772-3277 or send email to: ledinger@pa.gov. (formal notice)

December 19-- DEP Agricultural Advisory Board meeting. DEP Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg.  9:30.  Contact: Jay Braund 717-772-5636 or jbraund@pa.gov.

February 23-16-- Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration MineXChange Annual Conference & Expo.  Phoenix, Arizona.

February 28-29-- Keystone Coldwater Conference.

March 9-11-- Engineers’ Society of Western PA, DEP Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference. State College

March 11-12-- 2020 Riparian Forest Buffer Summit.

March 17-20-- PA Assn. Of Environmental Educators/PA Recreation & Parks Society Joint Conference. Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Somerset County.

April 1-3-- PA Land Trust Association Land Conservation Conference.  Gettysburg.

May 6-8-- PA Association of Environmental Professionals Annual Conference.  State College.

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

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

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

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Senate Committee Schedule                House Committee Schedule

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9/30/2019

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