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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. [Agenda Not Posted] means not posted within 2 weeks of the advisory committee meeting.  Go to the online Calendar webpage for updates.

NOTE: The Department of Environmental Protection published its schedule of advisory committee and board meetings for 2016 in the December 19 PA Bulletin (page 7230).

NOTE: Committee meetings can and will be scheduled at any time with little notice.

December 20-- NEW. PEC-TV: Environmental Focus -- Polluted Stormwater In PA’s WaterwaysPA Cable Network.  4:00.

December 22-- NEW. Agenda Posted. DEP Conventional Oil and Gas Advisory Committee will meet by conference call from 10 to noon.  Click Here to join the conference call via Webex.  Contact: Kurt Klapkowski, 717-772-2199, kklapkowsk@pa.gov. (formal notice)

-- Click Here for draft comments the Committee will consider on the final Chapter 78 drilling regulations.

-- Click Here for available handouts.

December 22-- NEW. Agenda Posted. DEP Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board will meet by conference call from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Click Here to join the conference call via Webex.  Contact: Kurt Klapkowski, 717-772-2199, kklapkowsk@pa.gov. (formal notice)

-- Click Here for available handouts.

January 1-- Brodhead Watershed Assn. New Year’s Day Hikes In Monroe County.

January 4-- DEP meeting/hearing on draft NPDES permit for discharge from Jessup natural gas-fired power plant in Lackawanna County.  Valley View High School, 1 Columbus Dr., Archbald.  6 to 9 p.m. Contact: 570-826-2511.   (Nov. 21 PA Bulletin, page 6752)

January 7-- DEP hearing on the Matt Canestrale Contracting, Inc. NPDES for 9 outfalls located in Luzerne Township, Fayette County and Bethlehem Township, Washington County.  LaBelle Volunteer Fire Department, 1101 LaBelle Road, LaBelle, Fayette County.  6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Contact: Bonnie Herbert, DEP, 724-769-1100.  (PA Bulletin, page 6858).

January 9-16-- 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show.  Harrisburg

January 12-- DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee meeting.  12th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  Contact Mark Brojakowski, 717-772-3429 or send email to: mbrojakows@pa.gov.

January 12-- Southwest PA Planning Commission MS4 Stormwater Workshop - Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control, Post-Construction Stormwater Management for New Development and Redevelopment. Blairsville Community Center, 101 East North Lane, Blairsville, PA, 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

January 13-- Rescheduled To Jan. 20. DEP Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force meeting.  Dixon University Center, 2986 N. Second St., Harrisburg. 1:00.   (formal notice) Contact: RA-EPPITF@pa.gov.

January 13-- DEP Technical Advisory Committee on Diesel-Powered Equipment meeting.  DEP New Stanton Office, 131 Broadview Rd., New Stanton. 10:00.  Contact: Allison Gaida, agaida@pa.gov.

January 13-- Southwest PA Planning Commission MS4 Stormwater Workshop - Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control, Post-Construction Stormwater Management for New Development and Redevelopment. Cranberry Township Municipal Center, 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, PA. 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

January 20-- NEW. DEP Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force meeting.  DEP Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg. 1:00. Contact: RA-EPPITF@pa.gov.

January 23-- NEW. Delaware Highlands Conservancy Eagle DayClick Here for other Bald Eagle viewing opportunities with the Conservancy.

January 28-- NEW. DEP Small Water Systems Technical Assistance Center Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.  Contact: Dawn Hissner, dhissner@pa.gov.

February 3-- Environmental Quality Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  9:00.

-- Final Chapter 78 & 78A Drilling Regulations

-- Click Here for available handouts.

February 4-- NEW. DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building 10:00.  Contact: Katie Hetherington Cunfer, 717-705-2693, khethering@pa.gov.

February 26-27— 2016 Keystone Coldwater Conference. State College.

March 8-- NEW. DEP Board of Coal Mine Safety meeting.  DEP Cambria Office, 286 Industrial Park Rd., Ebensburg.  10:00.  Contact: Allison Gaida, agaida@pa.gov.

March 10-- Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve Land Ethics Symposium. Delaware Valley University, Doylestown.

March 14-16-- Registration Open. PA Association of Environmental Educators Annual Conference. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Pocono Manor, Monroe 

March 22-- NEW. DEP Sewage Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105  Rachel Carson Building. 10:30.  Contact: John Diehl, jdiehl@pa.gov.

April 13-- NEW. DEP Technical Advisory Committee On Diesel-Powered Equipment meeting. DEP New Stanton Office, 131 Broadview Rd., New Stanton. 10:00.  Contact: Allison Gaida, agaida@pa.gov.

April 14-- NEW. DEP Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:15. Contact: Nancy Herb, nherb@pa.gov.

April 14-15-- West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Symposium.  Toftrees Resort and Conference Center, State College.

April 19-- NEW. DEP Mine Families First Response & Communications Advisory Council meeting.  DEP New Stanton Office, 131 Broadview Rd., New Stanton. 10:00.  Contact: Allison Gaida, agaida@pa.gov.

May 4-- PA Groundwater Symposium.   Ramada Inn Conference Center, State College.

May 11-13-- PA Association of Environmental Professionals Annual Conference.  State College.

June 3-5-- Registration Open. PA Environmental Council Environment Ride.  Philadelphia to Bethlehem back to Philadelphia.

Visit DEP’s Public Participation Center for public participation opportunities.  Click Here to sign up for DEP News a biweekly newsletter from the Department.

Sign Up For DEP’s eNotice: Did you know DEP can send you email notices of permit applications submitted in your community?  Notice of new technical guidance documents and regulations?  All through its eNotice system.  Click Here to sign up.

DEP Regulations In Process

Proposed Regulations Open For Comment - DEP webpage

Submit Comments on Proposals Through DEP’s new Environmental Comment System

Proposed Regulations With Closed Comment Periods - DEP webpage

Recently Finalized Regulations - DEP webpage

DEP Regulatory Update - DEP webpage

DEP Technical Guidance In Process

Draft Technical Guidance Documents - DEP webpage

Technical Guidance Comment Deadlines - DEP webpage

Submit Comments on Proposals Through DEP’s new Environmental Comment System

Recently Closed Comment Periods For Technical Guidance - DEP webpage

Technical Guidance Recently Finalized - DEP webpage

Copies of Final Technical Guidance - DEP webpage

Other DEP Proposals For Public Review

Other Proposals Open For Public Comment - DEP webpage

Submit Comments on Proposals Through DEP’s new Environmental Comment System

Recently Closed Comment Periods For Other Proposals - DEP webpage

Other Proposals Recently Finalized - DEP webpage

DEP Facebook Page     DEP Twitter Feed         DEP YouTube Channel

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

DEP Calendar of Events        DCNR Calendar of Events

Note: The Environmental Education Workshop Calendar is no longer available from the PA Center for Environmental Education because funding for the Center was eliminated in the FY 2011-12 state budget.  The PCEE website was also shutdown, but some content was moved to the PA Association of Environmental Educators' website.

Senate Committee Schedule                House Committee Schedule

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

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12/21/2015

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