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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: DEP published its 2017 schedule of advisory committee and board meeting in the December 17 PA Bulletin, page 7896.

May 13-- PA Resources Council Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event.  Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer Township, Allegheny County.

May 13-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Lecture By Birds Of Prey Author Pete Dunne.  Sanctuary’s Visitor Center Gallery.  2:00.

May 13-- PHMC Anthracite Heritage Conference. PA Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton. 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

May 15-- DEP Environmental Justice Listening Session.  HACC Lancaster Campus, East Building, Room 203, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster. 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

May 16-- Public Utility Commission public hearings on application to change direction of Laurel Pipeline. Hearing Room 1, Keystone Building.  Harrisburg.  1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

May 16-- Penn State Extension Webinar: Green Infrastructure - Designer’s Perspective.  Noon to 1:00 p.m.

May 16-- Primary Election Day.

May 16-- PA Resources Council Allegheny County Backyard Composting Workshop.  North Park-Rose Barn, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

May 17-- Environmental Quality Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00. DEP Contact: Laura Edinger, Environmental Quality Board, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-772-3277, edinger@pa.gov.

-- Safe Drinking Water Program Fee Increases and Making Other Changes

-- Rulemaking Petition To Reclassify Portions Of The Delaware River

-- Click Here for available handouts

May 17-- CANCELED. DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. DEP Contact: Lee Ann Murray, Citizens Advisory Council, P. O. Box 8459, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8459, 717-705-2693, LeeMurray@pa.gov.   (formal notice)

May 17-- Delaware River Basin Commission holds a hearing on its draft budget for FY 2018 and water withdrawal requests. Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Bucks County. 1:30.  Click Here to use DRBC’s online system to submit comments.  (formal notice)

May 17-- NEW. PA Biomass Energy Association Biomass Energy and Forestry Management Workshop.  Kane Experimental Forest, Wilcox, Elk County.

May 18-- CANCELED. DEP Oil And Gas Technical Advisory Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Kurt Klapkowski, 717-783-9438 or send email to: kklapkowsk@pa.gov(formal notice)

May 18-- Location Added. PA Grade Crude Development Advisory Council meeting. 215 Innovation Blvd, Penn State Conference Center, Room 302, State College.  1:00.

May 18-- NEW. NRCS-PA Chesapeake Bay Conservation Innovation Grant Workshop.  NRCS Office, 359 East Park Drive, Harrisburg.  10:00 a.m. to Noon.  call-in for the program by dialing 888-844-9904, Access Code: 6036607.

May 18-- PA Assn. Of Environmental Professionals’ P2E2 Roundtable meeting. Weis Markets Headquarters, 1000 S. Second St., Sunbury.  8:30 a.m. to Noon.

May 18-- PA Resources Council Allegheny County Backyard Composting Workshop.  Boyce Park-Activity Center, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

May 18-- Brandywine Conservancy Take Care Of Your Woods For The Future Workshop. Brandywine Museum, 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road in Chadds Ford, Delaware County. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

May 18-- PennTAP Developing An Energy Baseline For Complex Facilities Webinar.  Noon to 1:00 p.m.

May 19-21-- PA Outdoor Writers Association Spring Conference. Harrisburg/Hershey Holiday Inn Grantville, Dauphin County.  Click Here for more information.

May 20-- PA Wild Resources Educator Symposium. Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30.

May 20-- Foundation For Sustainable Forests Loving The Land Through Working Forests Annual Conference.  Mercer County.

May 20-- PA Resources Council. Household Chemical Collection Event. Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Johnstown, Cambria County.

May 20-- PA Resources Council Allegheny County Backyard Composting Workshop.  Lauri ann West Community Center, 10:30 to Noon

May 20-- PA Parks & Forests Foundation. Highmark Walk For A Healthy Community.  Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg.

May 20-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy Money Does Grow On Trees WorkshopGrey Towers National Historic Site in Milford, Pike County. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 20-- Brodhead Creek Watershed Assn. Get Outdoors Poconos Hike To Lacawac Lake, Wayne County.  10:00.

May 20-21-- NEW. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Spring Native Plant Sale.  Berks County.

May 22-- Environmental Issues Forum. Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee to hear a  presentation on Pennsylvania’s pollinator population and emerging threats to agriculture and the beekeeping industry. Pollinators play a significant role in the production of fruit and vegetables. Room 8E-A East Wing Capitol Building.  Noon.

May 22-- House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on natural gas production severance tax.  Room 418.  10:00.

May 22-- DEP public meeting on IESI Blue Ridge Landfill Expansion in Greene Twp, Franklin County. Greene Township Building located at 1145 Garver Lane, Scotland.  6:30 to 8:00 p.m. DEP Contact: John Oren, joren@pa.gov or 717-705-4706.

May 23-- DEP Environmental Justice Listening Session.  City of Chester (Delaware County). Chester City Hall Council Chambers, 1 Fourth St., Chester. 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

May 23-- DEP public meeting On IESI Landfill expansion permit. Saucon Valley High School Auditorium, at 2100 Polk Valley Road, Hellertown, Northampton County.  6:00 to 9:00 p.m. DEP Contact: Colleen Connolly, DEP Regional Office in Wilkes-Barre, 570-826-2035.

May 24-- NEW. DCNR Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. Contact: Gretchen Leslie at 717-772-9084 or send email to: gleslie@pa.gov(formal notice)

May 24-- PA Green & Healthy Schools Partnership. PA Green & Healthy Schools Forum with PA EnvirothonUniversity of Pittsburgh Campus-Johnstown.

May 24-- PA Resources Council Allegheny County Backyard Composting Workshop.  South Park-Buffalo Inn, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

May 24-- NEW. PA Association of Environmental Professionals PFAS 101, Fate And Remediation Workshop.  AECOM, 625 West Ridge Pike, Suite E-100, Conshohocken, Montgomery County.  11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

May 25-- Location Added. DEP Environmental Justice Listening SessionFairmount Water Works, 640 Water Works, Dr., Philadelphia. 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

May 27-- CBF-PA Susquehanna River Student Canoe Classic.  Shank’s Mare Outfitters, Wrightsville, York County.

May 30-- DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. DEP Contact: Mark Brojakowski, mbrojakows@pa.gov or 717-772-3429.  (formal notice)

May 31-- DEP Aggregate Advisory Board meeting. DEP Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Ave, Harrisburg. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Daniel E. Snowden, dsnowden@pa.gov or 717-787-5103. (formal notice)

June 1-- PA Resources Council Rain Barrel Workshop. Phipps Garden Center, Allegheny County. 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

June 2-- House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on natural gas production severance tax. Abington School District Administrative Building, 970 Highland Ave., Abington, Montgomery County.  10:00.

June 3-9-- Schuylkill River Sojourn.

June 5-- PA Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Planning Steering Committee  public input session.  Location and time to be announced.

June 5-8-- Air & Waste Management Association Annual Conference. Pittsburgh.

June 6-- NEW. House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee meets to consider House Bill 544 (Moul-R-Adams) further providing for landowner liability protection for opening land for use by snowmobiles and ATVs (sponsor summary). Room G-50 Irvis Building.  9:00.

June 6-- DEP Storage Tank Advisory Committee meeting.  14th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  DEP Contact: Dawn Heimbach, 717-772-5599 or send email to: dheimbach@pa.gov.

June 6-- CANCELED. DEP Board of Coal Mine Safety meeting.  DEP Cambria Office, 286 Industrial Park Road, Ebensburg.  10:00.  DEP Contact: Allison Gaida, agaida@pa.gov or 724-404-3147.  (formal notice)

June 7-- DEP Coastal Zone Advisory Committee meeting.  10th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 9:30. DEP Contact: Stacey Box, 717-772-5622 or send email to: sbox@pa.gov.

June 7-- DEP Laboratory Accreditation Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 206, Bureau of Laboratories Building, 2575 Interstate Drive, Harrisburg. 9:00.  DEP Contact: Aaren Alger, aaalger@pa.gov or 717-346-7200.

June 7-- DCNR PA Trails Advisory Committee Public Forum.  Murrysville Community Center, 3091 Carson Ave, Murrysville, Westmoreland County. 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

June 8-- DEP Small Water Systems Technical Assistance Center Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.  DEP Contact: Dawn Hissner, dhissner@pa.gov or 717-772-2189.  (formal notice)

June 8-- PA Resources Council Allegheny County Backyard Composting Workshop. Phipps Garden Center, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

June 14-- Delaware River Basin Commission business meeting on its draft budget for FY 2018 and water withdrawal requests. Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Bucks County. 10:30.  (formal notice)

June 14-- PA Environmental Council Environmental Partnership Awards Dinner.  Crystal Tea Room, 100 East Penn Square, Philadelphia.  5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

June 15-- DEP Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building, Harrisburg. 9:15.  DEP Contact: Kirit Dalal, kdalal@pa.gov or 717-772-3436. (formal notice)

June 17-18-- Intro To Backpacking In Tracy Ridge Wilderness Allegheny National Forest.  Warren County.

June 17-23-- Registration Open. 2017 Delaware River Sojourn.

June 18-23-- Registration Open. Rivers Conservation & Fly Fishing Youth Camp. Messiah College, Grantham, Cumberland County.

June 19-22-- Jennings Environmental Education Center Experiencing Your Environment Through Conservation Youth Camp - Grades 10 to 12. Butler County.

June 20-- Environmental Quality Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00. DEP Contact: Laura Edinger, Environmental Quality Board, 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-772-3277, edinger@pa.gov.

June 20-- DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. DEP Contact: Lee Ann Murray, Citizens Advisory Council, P. O. Box 8459, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8459, 717-705-2693, LeeMurray@pa.gov.

June 21-- DEP State Board for Certification of Water and Wastewater Operators meeting.  10th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Cheri Sansoni, 717-772-5158, csansoni@pa.gov.

June 21-22-- Registration Open. PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference. Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre.  Click Here for more information.

June 24-- PA Resources Council Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event. Quaker Valley High School, Leetsdale, Allegheny County.

June 28-- DEP Cleanup Standards Scientific Advisory Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.  DEP Contact: Troy Conrad at 717-783-9480 or send email to: tconrad@pa.gov(formal notice)

June 29-- NEW. DEP Water, Wastewater Resilience Planning Workshop. DEP’s Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

July 12-- SRBC, DEP Water Loss Management Training For Drinking Water Systems: Metering and Billing Operations.  SRBC, 4423 N. Front Street, Harrisburg.  8:30 to 3:30.

July 22-- PA Resources Council. Household Chemical Collection Event. Consol Energy Park, Washington County.

July 29-- PA Resources Council Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event. La Roche College, McCandless, Allegheny County.

August 12-- PA Resources Council Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event. Century III Mall, West Mifflin, Allegheny County.

August 16-- SRBC, DEP Water Loss Management Training For Drinking Water Systems: Fundamentals of Leakage and Pressure Management.  SRBC, 4423 N. Front Street, Harrisburg.  8:30 to 3:30.

August 17-- PA Grade Crude Development Advisory Council meeting.  Location TBD.  1:00.

August 19-- PA Resources Council. Household Chemical Collection Event. Boyce Park, Allegheny County.

September 16-- PA Resources Council. Household Chemical Collection Event. South Park, Allegheny County.

September 21-- DEP Recycling Fund Advisory Committee/Solid Waste Advisory Committee joint meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Laura Henry, lahenry@pa.gov or 717-772-5713.

September 23-26-- Statewide Greenways & Trails Summit. DoubleTree Hotel in Reading, Berks County.

October 4-- DEP Low-Level Radioactive Waste Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. DEP Contact: Rich Janati, rjanati@pa.gov or 717-787-2147.

October 5-- DCNR Snowmobile and ATV Advisory Council meeting. Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown, Pike County. 10:00.  DCNR Contact: Jennie Shade, 717-772-9084. (formal notice)

October 7-- PA Resources Council Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event. Settlers Cabin Park, Allegheny County.

October 14-- PA Resources Council. Household Chemical Collection Event. Bradys Run Park, Beaver County.

November 16-- PA Grade Crude Development Advisory Council meeting.  Location TBD.  1:00.

December 5-7-- National Brownfields Conference - Sustainable Communities Start Here.  LEED-certified David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh.

February 7-10-- PA Association For Sustainable Agriculture Annual Conference.  State College.

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

February 2017 DEP Regulatory Agenda - PA Bulletin, Page 740

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. 2017) - 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 

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

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