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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.

Note: This is still budget season. House and Senate committees can add and cancel meetings with little notice.

September 9--  Independence Conservancy Community Tire Collection Event. Hookstown Fair Grounds, Route 168, Greene Township, Hookstown, Beaver County. 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

September 9-- 9th Annual Allegheny River Cleanup. Warren County.

September 9-- Clinton County CleanScapes. West Branch Susquehanna River Cleanup.  Lock Haven. 9:45 to 1:30.

September 9-- Partnership For The Delaware EstuaryPennsylvania Coast Day.  Philadelphia.

September 9-- Gov. Pinchot’s Grey Towers Milford Walking Tour, Pinchot Family HistoryGrey Towers Historic Site, Milford, Pike County.  10:00.

September 11-- House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee meets to consider House Bill 113 (Harper-R-Montgomery) would enact a 3.5 percent natural gas severance tax and leave the existing drilling impact fee in place.  Proceeds from the severance tax would help fund school employee pension obligations and provide State Police protection to rural areas (sponsor summary).  Room 31B of the Main Capitol Building.  Noon

September 11-- NEW. House Appropriations Committee meets to consider House Bill 479 (Schemel-R-Franklin) making it easier to enter into intergovernmental cooperative agreements (sponsor summary), House Bill 544 (Moul-R-Adams) further providing protection for landowners opening their land for recreation. Room 140.  Off the Floor.

September 11-- DCNR Wild Resource Conservation Grant Program hearing on applications submitted to the program. 10th Floor Conference Room of the Rachel Carson Building in Harrisburg. 10:00.

September 12-- CANCELED. DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee meeting. Next scheduled meeting October 24.  DEP Contact: Mark Brojakowski, 717-772-3429 or send email to: mbrojakows@pa.gov(formal notice)

September 12-14-- 3rd Annual Living Product Expo. LEED certified David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

September 13-- CANCELED. DEP Laboratory Accreditation Advisory Committee meeting has been rescheduled for October 12.  DEP Contact: Aaren Alger, aaalger@pa.gov or 717-346-7200.  (formal notice)

September 13-- CANCELED. DEP Sewage Advisory Committee meeting. Rescheduled for October 4.  DEP Contact: Janice Vollero, jvollero@pa.gov, 717-783-7416.  (formal notice)

September 13-- DEP Hearing On Proposed Changes To Indiana Sulfur Dioxide State Implementation Plan Revision. DEP Southwest Regional Office, 500 Waterfront Dr., Pittsburgh. 1:00.  DEP Contact: Amanda Rodriguez, amarodrigu@pa.gov, 717-787-9702. (formal noticeClick Here for more.

September 13-- Agenda Posted. Delaware River Basin Commission business meeting. Linksz Pavilion, Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, Bucks County. 10:30.

September 13-- PA Section of the American Water Works Association. Small Water System Rates & Finance Workshop. PA American Water, 2736 Ellwood Road in New Castle, Lawrence County.  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

September 13-- Manada ConservancyDauphin County’s Return On Investment In The Environment Program.  Derry Presbyterian Church, 248 East Derry Road, Hershey. 7:00.

September 13-- Local Government Academy & Sustainable Communities Development Network. Webinar: Technical Resources For Sustainable Stormwater Mitigation Strategies.  1:00 to 2:15.

September 13-- NEW. PA Horticultural Society & WHYY. Panel On Urban Placemaking.  PHS Pop Up Garden, uCity Square, 36th and Filbert Streets, Philadelphia. 5:30 to 7:30.

September 13-14-- Public Utility Commission Stakeholder Meeting On Universal Service and Energy Conservation Program Review. Hearing Room 1, Keystone Building, Harrisburg.  1:00 to 5:00 on September 13 and from 8:00 a.m. to Noon on September 14.

September 14-- NEW. DEP Northwest Regional Roundtable. What Happens When I File A Complaint With DEP?  DEP Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville. 10:00 to 11:30.  DEP Contact: Melanie Williams, 814-332-6615 or melanwilli@pa.gov.

September 14-- DEP Finding PA’s Solar Future Stakeholder Meeting. The Inn At Villanova University, 601 County Line Road, Radnor, Delaware County. 9:00 to 4:00.

September 14-- Sustainable Pittsburgh: Winning Playbook For Sustainable Practices In Your Business. Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh. 6:00.

September 14-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA, Quantified Ventures Pay-For-Success Model Of Using Private Capital To Fund Stormwater Solutions.  1:00.

September 15-16-- Central PA Green Building Council Regional Road To GreenBuild. Skytop Lodge, Skytop, Monroe County. 1:00 to 9:00.

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

September 16-- Paxton Creek Watershed & Education Association Watershed Decisions For Students & Their Families Workshop. Dauphin County Library - East Shore Library, 4501 Ethel Street, Harrisburg. 10:30 to 11:30.

September 16-- Brodhead Watershed Association. Bug’s Eye View Of Twilight Children’s Program. Skywood Park off Route 191 North, Paradise Valley, Monroe County. 6:00 to 7:30.

September 16-- NEW. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Fall Native Plant Sale.  Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Berks County. 10:00 to 4:00.

September 17-- Stroud Water Research CenterThe Water’s Edge Gala Fundraiser & Awards ProgramWinterthur, 5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52), Winterthur, DE.

September 19-- CANCELED. 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, ledinger@pa.gov(formal notice)

September 19-- Agenda Posted. DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. The meeting will also be available by conference call to: 717-612-4788 or toll free at 855-734-4390 PIN: 390646. DEP Contact: Lee Ann Murray, Citizens Advisory Council, P. O. Box 8459, Harrisburg, PA 17105-8459, 717-705-2693, LeeMurray@pa.gov(formal notice)

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September 19-- DEP, DCNR, Penn State Extension, Dauphin County Conservation District. Stormwater Education Workshop For Local Officials and EducatorsDauphin County Agriculture and Natural Resources Center, 1451 Peter’s Mountain Rd., Dauphin.  8:30 to 3:00.

September 19-- Lacawac Sanctuary. Women In Science Symposium. Heritage Nightclub at Woodlock Resort in Hawley, Wayne County.  8:00 to 1:30.

September 19-- PJM Interconnection Grid 20/20: Electric Grid Security, Resilience. Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore.

September 20-- DCNR Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Council meeting. Penn Scenic View, Laurel Hill State Park, 118 Scenic View Lane, Rockwood, Somerset County.  9:00. DCNR Contact: Gretchen Leslie 717-772-9084 or send email to: gleslie@pa.gov.   (formal notice)

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 21-- PA Assn Of Environmental Professionals Pollution Prevention & Energy Efficiency Roundtable 20th Anniversary. Tobyhanna Army Depot in Monroe County.  8:30 to 3:00.

September 21-- Chesapeake Bay Foundation-PA, Quantified Ventures Pay-For-Success Model Of Using Private Capital To Fund Stormwater Solutions.  1:00.

September 23 & 24-- Brodhead Watershed Association. Get Outdoors Poconos. Paradise-Price Preserve Hikes. Monroe County.

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

September 24-26- Registration Open. PA Recreation and Parks Society PA Greenways and Trails Summit.  Reading, Berks County.

September 25-- House Consumer Affairs Committee holds a hearing on House Bill 798 (Davis-D-Bucks) placing all water and sewer municipal authorities under the jurisdiction of the PUC (sponsor summary).  Room 60 East Wing. 11:00.

September 27-- Labor & Industry Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council meeting.  Labor & Industry Building, Room E100, 651 Boas Street, Harrisburg. 10:00.  L&I Contact: Renee Foley 717-783-6304.  (formal notice)

September 29-- Brodhead Watershed Association. Working Together: Conversations & Collaboration Watershed Celebration. Pocono Manor, Monroe County

September 30-- PA Resources Council Lawrence County Reuse Fest.  Lawrence County Fairgrounds, New Castle.  10:00 to 1:00.

September 30-- Independence Conservancy Community Tire Collection Event. Brighton Township Road Dept., 1250 Brighton Road, Beaver, Beaver County. 9:00 a.m. to Noon

September 30-- Brandywine ConservancyBike The Brandywine. Chester, Delaware Counties.

September 30-- Gov. Pinchot’s Grey Towers Historic Site. Mansion Open House To Celebrate National Public Lands Day. Grey Towers Historic Site, Milford, Pike County. 11:00 to 4:00.

October 4-- NEW. DEP Sewage Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:30.  DEP Contact: Janice Vollero, jvollero@pa.gov, 717-783-7416.  (formal notice)

October 4-- CANCELED. DEP Low-Level Radioactive Waste Advisory Committee meeting rescheduled to October 10. DEP Contact: Molly Adams, 717-787-2480, moadams@pa.gov.

October 4-- Paxton Creek Watershed & Education Association Greening Our Cities & Towns Workshop. Appalachian Brewing Company, 50 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg. 6:00 to 8:00.

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 5-- PA Section of the American Water Works Association. Small Water System Improving Drinking Water Quality Workshop. Lehigh County Authority, 1053 Spruce Street, Wescosville, Lehigh County.  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

October 5-- PA Chamber of Business & Industry Pittsburgh Fall Environmental Conference. Doubletree By Hilton Pittsburgh, Cranberry, Mars.

October 6-- Women Environmental Professionals Capital Chapter Green Infrastructure Tour In Lancaster County. Meet at Landis Home Retirement Community, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz.  1:00 to 4:45.

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

October 7-- Independence Conservancy Community Tire Collection Event. Ambridge Borough Building, 600 11th Street, Ambridge, Beaver County. 9:00 a.m. to Noon

October 7-- Penn State Woods In Your Backyard WorkshopPenn State Lehigh Valley Campus, Center Valley, PA.  8:30 to 4:30.

October 10-- DEP Low-Level Radioactive Waste Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. DEP Contact: Molly Adams, 717-787-2480, moadams@pa.gov. (formal notice)

October 10-- NEW. DEP Hearing On RACT II Air Quality Compliance Plan For Penn State University.  DEP Northcentral Regional Office, 208 West Third Street, Suite 101, Williamsport.  10:00.  DEP Contact: Megan Lehman at 570-327-3659.

October 11-- DEP Technical Advisory Committee on Diesel-Powered Coal Mining Equipment meeting.  DEP New Stanton Office, Westmoreland Room, 131 Broadview Road, New Stanton. DEP Contact: Peggy Scheloske, mscheloske@pa.gov.

October 11-- DEP Hearing On Proposed Revised Air Quality Permit to comply with RACT II Requirements For Erie Coke Corporation. DEP Regional Office, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville.  9:00. To register to speak contact Melanie Williams, DEP, 814-332-6615.  If no pre-registrations are received, the hearing will be canceled. (formal notice, PA Bulletin page 5105)   Click Here for more.

October 11-- DEP Hearing On Proposed Revised Air Quality Permit to comply with RACT II Requirements For Ellwood Quality Steels Plant, New Castle, Lawrence County. DEP Regional Office, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville.  1:00. To register to speak contact Melanie Williams, DEP, 814-332-6615.  If no pre-registrations are received, the hearing will be canceled. (formal notice, PA Bulletin page 5107Click Here for more.

October 11-12-- 3 Rivers Wet Weather Sewer Conference.  Monroeville Convention Center, Allegheny County.

October 12-- 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.  (formal notice)

October 12-- PA Chamber of Business & Industry Harrisburg Fall Environmental Conference.  Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey, Harrisburg

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

October 14-- 2017 Pittsburgh Solar Tour.

October 17-- Senate Aging & Youth and Health & Human Services Committees hold a joint hearing on an update on the Lyme Disease Task Force Report.  Hearing Room 1 North Office Building. 10:00.

October 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, ledinger@pa.gov(formal notice)

October 17-- 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)

October 17-- 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, csansoni@pa.gov, 717-772-5158.

October 17-- 7th Annual Lehigh Valley Watershed Conference. Lehigh University, Bethlehem.

October 17-18-- Coalition For The Delaware River Watershed5th Annual Delaware River Watershed Forum. Skytop Lodge in Skytop, Monroe County.

October 19-- DEP Radiation Protection Advisory Committee meeting.  14th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.  DEP Contact: Joseph Melnic, jmelnic@pa.gov, 717-783-9730.

October 21-- Natural Lands. 4th Annual ChesLen Chase Race For Open Space. ChesLen Preserve in Coatesville, Chester County.

October 21-- NEW. PA CleanWays of Cumberland County Tire Collection Event. Pre-Registration is Required. Cumberland County Service Center, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle.  9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.

October 24-- DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  DEP Contact: Mark Brojakowski, 717-772-3429 or send email to: mbrojakows@pa.gov(formal notice)

October 25-- DEP Small Business Compliance Advisory Committee meeting. 12th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Nancy Herb, nherb@pa.gov, 717-783-9269.

October 26-- DEP Agricultural Advisory Board meeting.  DEP Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Ave., Harrisburg. 9:00.  DEP Contact: Jay Braund, jbraund@pa.gov, 717-772-5636.  (formal notice)

October 26-- Northeast PA Environmental Partners Awards DinnerWoodlands Inn and Resort in Wilkes-Barre.

October 26-- PA Chamber of Business & Industry Valley Forge Fall Environmental Conference. Crowne Plaza Valley Forge, King of Prussia.

November 1-- Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  DEP Contact: Todd Wallace 717-783-9438 or send email to: twallace@pa.gov(formal notice)

November 8-- Academy of Natural Sciences Of Drexel University Delaware Watershed Research Conference.  Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia.

November 9-- Sponsorships Available. PA Resources Council Annual Awards Celebration. Villanova University Hotel and Conference Center, Philadelphia.

November 10-11-- Bucknell University 12th Annual Susquehanna River SymposiumBucknell University Campus, Lewisburg, Union County.

November 13-14-- Northeast Recycling Council 30th Anniversary Fall Conference.  Amherst, Massachusetts.

November 14-- DEP Environmental Justice Advisory Board meeting. 16th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 8:30.  DEP Contact: Carl Jones, caejone@pa.gov or 484-250-5818 or Glenda Davidson 717-783-4759 or gldavidson@pa.gov.

November 16-- CANCELED. Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00. DEP Contact: Todd Wallace 717-783-9438 or send email to: twallace@pa.gov(formal notice)

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

November 16-- PennTAP: How To Move Your Company Toward Sustainability Webinar.  Noon to 1:00 p.m.

November 18-- Westmoreland Cleanways & RecyclingHousehold Hazardous Waste Collection EventWestmoreland Cleanways Recycling Center, 113 Innovative Lane in Latrobe. 9:00 to 1:00.

December 5-- DEP Storage Tank Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  DEP Contact: Dawn Heimbach, 717-772-5599  or send email to: dheimbach@pa.gov.   (formal notice)

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.

February 23-24-- Keystone Coldwater Conference. State College. (Note: PA Environment Digest is a Conference sponsor.)

April 17-19-- National Forum On Low-Zero Energy Buildings. Wyndam Grand Hotel, Pittsburgh.

May 2-4-- PA Association Of Environmental Professional. 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

August 2017 DEP Regulatory Agenda - PA Bulletin, Page 4922

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 (July 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.

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