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Senate Environmental Committee To Consider DCNR Secretary Nomination, 8 Bills

On May 3 the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will consider the nomination of Richard Allan as Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources and eight bills on a variety of topics.  They include: 
-- Senate Bill 292 (Eichelberger-R-Blair) increasing bid limits for flood control projects;
-- Senate Bill 308 (Pippy-R-Allegheny) further providing for the eligibility of sewer laterals for funding;
-- Senate Bill 367 (D.White-R-Indiana) authorizing the leasing of mineral rights on other state lands and depositing the proceeds in the Environmental Stewardship Fund;
-- Senate Bill 460 (Yaw-R-Bradford) further providing for oil and gas leasing payments;
-- Senate Bill 469 (Argall-R-Schuylkill) encouraging landowners to make land and water areas available for public recreation;
-- Senate Bill 618 (Yudichak-D-Luzerne) providing independent counsel for Environmental Quality Board; 
-- Senate Bill 791 (Earll-R-Erie) further providing for bluff setbacks along Lake Erie; and
-- Senate Bill 898 (Tomlinson-R-Bucks) further providing for the temporary cession of noncoal mining operations.
            The meeting will be held in the Senate Majority Caucus Room starting at 9:30.
            Sen. Mary Jo White (R-Venango) serves as Majority Chair and Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) serves as Minority Chair.
            For more information, visit the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee webpage.


5/2/2011

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