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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.

June 1-- CANCELED. DEP Small Water Systems Technical Assistance Center Board meeting.  Meeting rescheduled to June 23.  DEP Contact: Dawn Hissner, DEP Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, 717-772-2189 or dhissner@pa.gov.  (formal notice)

June 2-- Manada Conservancy Bird The Kittatinny Ridge Hike.  Dauphin County.

June 2-- NEW. Brodhead Watershed Association Penn State Master Gardener Workshop.  Hughes Library, 1002 N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg.

June 3-- Appalachian Trail Museum Hall Of Fame BanquetAllenberry Resort, Boiling Springs, Cumberland County.

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

June 3-4-- Brodhead Watershed Association Annual Native Plant Sale. Tannersville, Monroe County.

June 4-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Art Tour & Sale.  Berks County.

June 4-- Salvation Army.  River & Wind Challenge Great Allegheny Passage Trail.  Somerset County.

June 4-- Grey Towers’ Historic Landscape Walk.  Grey Towers National Historic Site. Pike County

June 4-- Grey Towers Heritage Assn. Summer Lecture Series: The Means Of Seeing: Conservationism And The Nature Essays Of John Burroughs. Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, Pike County.  5:30 p.m.

June 4-- Mt. Airy Learning Tree Hidden Gardens Tour. NW Philadelphia.

June 4-10-- 18th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn.

June 4-12-- Chesapeake Bay Watershed Awareness Week.

June 5-- NEW. Phipps Conservancy and Botanical Garden BioBlitz Festival.  Pittsburgh

June 7-- DEP Storage Tank Advisory Committee meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  DEP Contact: Charles M. Swokel, Bureau of Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-772-5806 or (800) 428-2657 ((800) 42-TANKS) within the Commonwealth, cswokel@pa.gov(formal notice)

June 9-- CANCELED. DEP Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee meeting. The next scheduled meeting is August 4. DEP Contact: Nancy Herb, Bureau of Air Quality, 717-783-9269 or send email to: nherb@pa.gov(formal notice)

June 9-- NEW. DEP Aggregate Advisory Board’s Regulatory, Legislative and Technical Committee meets.  14th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. The meeting will also be offered by Web/Conference call. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Daniel Snowden, 717-783-8846 or send email to: dsnowden@pa.gov(formal notice)

June 10-- NEW. PA Highlands Landscape Coalition Dam Removal Webinar. 2:00.

June 12-17-- Susquehanna Greenway: Susquehanna River Sojourn Laceyville to Shickshinny.

June 14-- DEP Board of Coal Mine Safety meeting.  DEP Cambria Office, 286 Industrial Park Rd., Ebensburg.  10:00.  DEP Contact: Allison Gaida, Bureau of Mine Safety, Department of Environmental Protection, New Stanton Office, 131 Broadview Road, New Stanton, PA 15672, 724-404-3147, agaida@pa.gov.

June 14 or 15-- DEP MS4 Stormwater Workshops. Uniontown.

June 15-- NEW. Joint Legislative Budget & Finance Committee meets to release a performance audit on the Fish and Boat Commission.  Room 8E-B East Wing. 10:00.

June 15-- Delaware River Basin Commission holds a business meeting on water withdrawal requests and adopting guidelines for certain determinations made under the Commission’s water quality regulations.  Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA.  10:30.  (formal notice)

June 15-- Delaware River Basin Commission informational meeting on proposed changes to project review fee structureWashington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Bucks County. 2:00-4:00 p.m.

June 16-- DEP State Board for Certification of Water and Wastewater Systems Operators meeting.  10th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Cheri Sansoni, Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, Operator Certification, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-772-5158, csansoni@pa.gov.

June 16-- NEW. Susquehanna River Basin Commission meets.  DoubleTree Resort, Lancaster. 9:00.  Contact: Jason E. Oyler, General Counsel, 717-238-0423, Ext. 1312  (formal notice and agenda)

-- Proposed 2017 Regulatory Program Fee Schedule

-- Amendment To Comprehensive Water Resources Plan

-- Presentation On Lower Susquehanna Subbasin

-- Click Here for more information.

June 16-- 3 Rivers Wet Weather Green Infrastructure Ground Truthing: Monitoring Results Case Studies From Across The Country Municipal Workshop.  Green Tree Municipal Building, Pittsburgh. 9:00-11:00 a.m.

June 16-- NEW. PennTAP Pollution Prevention, Energy Efficiency Webinar.  Noon.

June 17-19-- Susquehanna Greenway: Susquehanna River Sojourn Shickshinny To Sunbury.

June 18-- PA Resources Council Allegheny County ReuseFest.  Mt. Lebanon.

June 18-- Berks County Conservation District CREP Maintenance Field Day.  Wernersville.

June 18-25-- Delaware River Sojourn.

June 20-- DEP Public Meeting, Hearing On Changes To Air Permit For Lackawanna Energy Center, LLC Natural Gas Power Plant In Jessup Borough, Lackawanna County. Valley View High School, Archbald, Lackawanna County.  6:00 to 9:30 p.m.

June 21-- Environmental Quality Board meeting. DEP Contact: Laura Edinger, Environmental Quality Board, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-772-3277, edinger@pa.gov.

June 21-- DEP Citizens Advisory Council.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Katie Hetherington Cunfer, Citizens Advisory Council, P. O. Box 8459, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8459, 717-705-2693, khethering@pa.gov.

June 21 or 22-- DEP MS4 Stormwater Workshops.  Scranton.

June 22-- NEW. DEP Water Resources Advisory Committee mets.  DEP Bureau of Laboratories Building, 2575 Interstate Dr., Harrisburg. 9:30.  DEP Contact: Lee McDonnell, 717-787-5017 or send email to: lmcdonnell@pa.gov(formal notice)

June 22-23-- 2016 PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference.  Indiana University of PA, Indiana.

June 23-- Joint meeting of the Conventional Oil and Gas Advisory Committee and Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board. DEP Moshannon District Office, 186 Enterprise Dr., Philipsburg. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Todd Wallace, Oil and Gas Program, by calling 717-783-9438 or send email to: twallace@pa.gov.

June 23-- DEP Small Water Systems Technical Assistance Center Board meeting. Susquehanna Room, Fish & Boat Commission Building, 1601 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg.  9:00. DEP Contact: Dawn Hissner, DEP Bureau of Safe Drinking Water, 717-772-2189 or dhissner@pa.gov.  (formal notice)

June 24-25-- Youghiogheny River SymposiumPenn State University-Fayette.  Uniontown.

June 24-29-- Wildlands Conservancy Lehigh River Sojourn.

June 25-- PA Resources Council Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event. LTBA, Allegheny County.

June 28-- NEW. DEP public hearing on upgrade to Calpine Mid-Merit LLC natural gas power plant in York County from 760 to 830 MW. DEP Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg. 9:00.  (May 28 PA Bulletin, page 2703)

June 28 or 29-- DEP MS4 Stormwater Workshops. Wyomissing.

June 29-- State Board for Certification of Sewage Enforcement Officers meeting. 11th Floor Conference Room B, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Kristen Szwajkowski, Bureau of Point Non-Point Source Management, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-772-2186, kszwajkows@pa.gov.

June 30-- DEP Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Keith Ashley, Bureau of Waste Management, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-787-2553, riashley@pa.gov.

June 30-- NEW. DEP Aggregate Advisory Board’s Regulatory, legislative and Technical Committee meets.  14th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. The meeting will also be offered by Web/Conference call. 1:00.  DEP Contact: Daniel Snowden, 717-783-8846 or send email to: dsnowden@pa.gov(formal notice)

July 9-- PA Resources Council Household Chemical Collection Event. Washington County, Washington County Fairgrounds.  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

July 16-- Grey Towers Heritage Assn. Summer Lecture Series: Jervis McEntee, The Pinchot Family And The Hudson River School Of Art.  Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, Pike County.  5:30 p.m.

July 18-21-- Partnership for the Delaware Estuary Teacher Workshops.  Philadelphia Region.

July 19 or 20-- DEP MS4 Stormwater Workshops. Lewisburg.

July 21-- Agenda Posted. DEP Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board meeting. Cambria District Mining Office, 286 Industrial park Road, Ebensburg.  10:00. DEP Contact: Daniel Snowden, Bureau of Mining Programs, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-787-5103, dsnowden@pa.gov.

July 25-29-- The Sustainable Energy Fund Energypath Renewable Energy Conference, Student Energy Camps, Science Fair. Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, State College.

July 27-29-- PROP Recycling & Organics Conference.  Harrisburg.

August 4-- DEP Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:15.  DEP Contact: Nancy Herb, Bureau of Air Quality, 717-783-9269 or send email to: nherb@pa.gov.

August 13-- PA Resources Council Household Chemical Collection Event.  Allegheny County, Boyce Park Four Seasons Ski Lodge parking lot.  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

August 13-- Lacawac Sanctuary 50th Anniversary Farm To Plate Dinner. Wayne County.

August 20-- PA Resources Council Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event. West Mifflin, Allegheny County.

August 24-- CANCELED. DEP Conventional Oil and Gas Advisory Committee meeting. DEP Contact: Todd Wallace, Oil and Gas Program, by calling 717-783-9438 or send email to: twallace@pa.gov.

August 25-- CANCELED. DEP Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board meeting. DEP Contact: Todd Wallace, Oil and Gas Program, by calling 717-783-9438 or send email to: twallace@pa.gov.

August 27-- Grey Towers Heritage Assn. Summer Lecture Series: The Spirituality Of Gifford Pinchot. Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, Pike County.  5:30 p.m.

September 15-18-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy Women and Their Woods Educational Retreat.  Milanville, Wayne County.

September 17-- PA Resources Council Household Chemical Collection Event.  Allegheny County, South Park Wave Pool parking lot.  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

September 17-- Grey Towers Heritage Assn. Summer Lecture Series: The Clearest Way Into The Universe: Nature’s Meaning In The Photographs Of Ansel Adams.  Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, Pike County.  5:30 p.m.

September 22-- DEP Recycling Fund Advisory Committee meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Keith Ashley, Bureau of Waste Management, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-787-2553, riashley@pa.gov.

September 22-- Registration Open. Penn State Extension Dive Deeper III Water Educator Summit. The Central Hotel & Conference Center, Harrisburg.

October 1-- PA Resources Council Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event. Robinson  Township, Allegheny County.

October 7-- DEP Low-Level Radioactive Waste Advisory Committee meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Rich Janati, Bureau of Radiation Protection, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-787-2147, rjanati@pa.gov.

October 8-- PA Resources Council Household Chemical Collection Event. Beaver County, Bradys Run Park Recycling Center.  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

October 26-28-- Pennsylvania Brownfields Conference.  Lancaster Convention Center, Lancaster.

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.

Check the PA Environmental Council Bill Tracker for the status and updates on pending state legislation and regulations that affect environmental and conservation efforts in Pennsylvania.

DEP Regulations In Process

Proposed Regulations Open For Comment - DEP webpage

Submit Comments on Proposals Through DEP’s eComment System

Proposed Regulations With Closed Comment Periods - DEP webpage

Recently Finalized Regulations - DEP webpage

DEP Regulatory Update - DEP webpage

Feb. 27 DEP Regulatory Agenda - PA Bulletin, page 1123

DEP Technical Guidance In Process

Draft Technical Guidance Documents - DEP webpage

Technical Guidance Comment Deadlines - DEP webpage

Submit Comments on Proposals Through DEP’s eComment System

Recently Closed Comment Periods For Technical Guidance - DEP webpage

Technical Guidance Recently Finalized - DEP webpage

Copies of Final Technical Guidance - DEP webpage

DEP Non-Regulatory/Technical Guidance Documents Agenda (Feb. 1, 2016) - DEP webpage

Other DEP Proposals For Public Review

Other Proposals Open For Public Comment - DEP webpage

Submit Comments on Proposals Through DEP’s eComment 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

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