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.
October 28-- NEW. Senate Appropriations Committee meets to consider House Bill 374 (Everett-R-Lycoming) creating the Keystone Tree Fund to support DCNR’s tree planting programs. Rules Room. Off the Floor. Click Here for more on the agenda.
October 28-- House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee hearing On Pennsylvania CO2 and Climate. Room G-50 Irbis Building. 8:00. Click Here for more on the agenda.
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-- NEW. House Local Government Committee meets to consider House Bill 188 (Quinn-R-Delaware) establishing a property owner’s bill of rights in eminent domain cases, like those involving pipelines (sponsor summary), House Bill 406 (Cox-R-Berks) requiring a public meeting before the sale of a municipal asset like a sewer or water system (sponsor summary), House Bill 908 (Rader-R-Monroe) authorizing the use of up to 25 percent of open space tax funds to be used for maintenance and development (sponsor summary). Room G-50 Irvis Building. 9:30. Committee meetings are usually webcast live online.
October 30-- DEP Hearing On Bivouac Swine Facility Water Quality Permit In Fulton County, Fulton County. McConnellsburg Fire Hall, 112 E. Maple St., McConnellsburg. 6:30 to 8:30. (Oct. 5 PA Bulletin page 5761)
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-- Agenda Items Added. Susquehanna River Basin Commission Hearing On Changes To Consumptive Use Mitigation Regulation, FY 2020 Program Fees and Water Use Project Requests. Commission Headquarters, 4423 N Front Street, Harrisburg. 2:30. (formal notice) Click Here for more on the agenda.
October 31-- Save Pennsylvania’s Forests Coalition Safeguarding Penn’s Woods: A Forum On Pennsylvania’s Forests. Olewine Nature Center, Wildwood Park, 100 Wildwood Way, Harrisburg. 10:00 to 4:00.
October 31-- PA Municipal League Role Of Energy Efficiency In Community Resilience Webinar. 1:00 to 2:00.
November 1-- House Democratic Policy Committee holds a hearing on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Havertown Twp. Building, 1014 Darby Road, Havertown, Delaware County. 10:00.
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-- Audubon Society Of Western PA Tree Planting Little Buffalo Creek, Butler County. 154 Monroe Road in Sarver.
November 2-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Autumn Lecture: Ecology and Conservation of Raptors of the Caribbean Islands. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Berks County. 5:00.
November 4-- Western PA Conservancy Public Meeting On Trout Run Watershed Water Quality Improvement Study, Erie County. Fort LeBoeuf Legion Post 285, 120 West 4th Street, Waterford. 6:30 to 8:30.
November 4-5-- Registration Open. 10th Anniversary National EcoDistricts Summit. Pittsburgh.
November 6-- Agenda Posted. DEP Aggregate Advisory Board & Regulatory, Legislative, Technical Committee meeting. 10th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. Contact: Daniel E. Snowden at email@example.com or 717-783-8846. (formal notice)
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-- NEW. NOAA Meeting To Take Comments On Evaluating DEP’s Coastal Resources Management Program. Ridley Township Marina, 500 North Lane, Ridley Park, Delaware County. 6:30.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-772-2189.
November 14-- Keep PA Beautiful, DEP, PennDOT Litter Summit. Harrisburg Hilton. 8:00 to 4:00.
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 18-- NEW. DEP Meeting/Hearing On Easton Road PFOA/PFOS Hazardous Site Cleanup Plan, Bucks County. Lenape Middle School, 313 W. State St., Doylestown. 6:30.
November 18-- DEP Webinar Apply For Environmental Education Grants. 1:00.
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: email@example.com. (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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 19-- DEP Environmental Justice Advisory Board Conference Call. 16th Floor Delaware Room, Rachel Carson Building. 9:00. Contact: Glenda Davidson, email@example.com or Allison Acevedo, 484-250-5942.
November 19-- DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Grant Application Workshop. Wexford, AlleghenyCounty. 9:00 to Noon.
November 19-- NEW. Penn State Extension Spotted Lanternfly Public Meeting. Mt. Airy United Fellowship Church, 701 W. Johnston Street, Philadelphia. 7:00 to 8:00.
November 20-- DEP Hearing [If Needed] On RACT II Air Quality Plan For Boyertown Foundry, Berks County. DEP Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg. 10:00.
November 20-- DCNR Conservation & Natural Resources Advisory Council meeting. Room105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00. Contact: Gretchen Leslie, 717-772-9084, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 22-- DEP Hearing On Proposed State Air Quality Implementation Plan Revision & 2nd Maintenance Plan For The Clearfield/Indiana Area Related To Ozone Attainment. Moshannon District Office, 186 Enterprise Drive, Philipsburg. 10:00. (formal notice)
November 26-- DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Grant Application Workshop. State College, Centre County. 9:00 to Noon.
December 4-- DEP State Board for Certification of Sewage Enforcement Officers meeting. Conference Room 11B, Rachel Carson Building. Harrisburg. 10:00. Contact: Amy Forney, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-787-5236.
December 4-- NEW. DEP Hearing [If Needed] On International Metals Reclamation Company RACT II Air Quality Plan, Lawrence County. DEP Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville. 10:00.
December 5-- NEW. Westminster College/Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition Student Symposium On The Environment. Westminster College, Wilmington, Lawrence County.
December 5-6-- Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council Turning A New Leaf Conference. Harrisburg.
December 10-- Schuylkill Action Network Annual Meeting. Albright College, 1621 North 13th Street, Reading, Berks County. 9:30. to 3:30.
December 10-11-- Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional Level 1 Certification Training. Lancaster.
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: email@example.com. (formal notice)
December 12-- NEW. Penn State Extension Landscape & Green Infrastructure Analysis & Planning Workshop. Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster. 9:00 to Noon.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. (formal notice)
December 17-- NEW. DEP Hearing [If Needed] On Allegheny & Tsingshan Stainless RACT II Air Quality Plan, Beaver County. DEP Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh. 10:00.
December 18-- PA Women’s Agricultural Network Symposium. Temple University, Philadelphia. 8:30 to 5:00.
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 ----------------
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.
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