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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 the 2018 meeting schedules for its advisory committees and boards.

May 12-- NEW. Manada ConservancyCleanup Mother Earth For This Mother’s Day. Dauphin County. 9:00.

May 14-- PUC Hearing On Transource Power Line Project. Airville Volunteer Fire Department, 3576 Delta Road, Airville, York County.  Hearings at 1:00 and 6:00. Click Here for more.

May 14-- NEW. Game Commission, DEP. Watch Harrisburg Peregrine Falcon Banding Live.  11:00.

May 15-- CANCELED. PUC Hearing On Transource Power Line Project. Airville Volunteer Fire Department, 3576 Delta Road, Airville, York County.  Hearings at 1:00 and 6:00.  Click Here for more.

May 15-- Pike County Conservation District. Stormwater Management Field Tour.  Pike County Training Center, 135 Pike County Boulevard,Lords Valley.  10:00 to 3:00.

May 16-- Agenda Posted. Environmental Quality Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00. DEP Contact: Laura Edinger, 717-772-3277, ledinger@pa.gov.

-- Proposed Unconventional Well Permit Review Fee Increase

-- Proposed Changes to Surface Mining Regulations

May 16-- Agenda Posted. DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  Contact: Executive Director Lee Ann Murray, 717-787-8171, leemurray@pa.gov.  Meeting available by conference call: 717-612-4788 or 855-734-4390, PIN: 083399

-- Presentations On Water Programs, Bureau of Safe Drinking Water

-- DEP May Report To Council

May 16-- Delaware River Basin Commission hearing on a variety of policies and water withdrawal requests.  West Trenton Volunteer Fire Company, 40 West Upper Ferry Road, West Trenton, NJ. 1:30.  (formal notice)   Click Here for more details.

May 17-- Agenda Posted. DEP Storage Tank Advisory Committee meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Kris Shiffer 717-772-5809 or send email to: kshiffer@pa.gov(formal notice)

May 17-- Agenda Posted. DEP Chesapeake Bay Watershed Planning Steering Committee.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  9:00 to Noon. Click Here to join the meeting by WebEx, pre-registration required.  Click Here for more.

May 17-- DEP Keystone Energy Education Workshop For Teachers. King’s Gap Environmental Center, Carlisle, Cumberland County. 8:30 to 3:00. Click To Register.

May 19-- Foundation for Sustainable Forests. Loving The Land Through Working Forests Field Conference. Floraroze Forest near 9201 South Creek Road, Girard, Erie County. 7:30 to 4:00.

May 19-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy. Milford Experimental Forest Native Plants Walk.  Milford, Pike County.  9:00 to Noon.

May 19-- Capital Region Water. DeHart Dam Reservoir Public Tour. Dauphin County.

May 19-- NEW. Schuylkill Action NetworkSchuylkill Scrub Watershed Cleanup. Upper Merion Boathouse Park, Water Street, Bridgeport, Montgomery County.  10:00 to 12:30.

May 19-20-- Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Spring Native Plant Sale. Visitor Center Parking Lot at the Sanctuary, Berks County.

May 22-- PUC Hearing On Transource Power Line Project. New Franklin Fire Department Social Hall, 3444 Wayne Road, Chambersburg. Franklin County.  Hearings at 1:00 and 6:00.

May 22-- CANCELED. DEP Environmental Justice Advisory Board meeting. Rescheduled for May 29. DEP Contact: John Brakeall, 717-783-9731 or send email to: jbrakeall@pa.gov(formal notice)

May 22-- DEP Hearing On Sunoco Marcus Hook Terminal Air Permit. Marcus Hook Community, 7 W. Delaware Avenue, Marcus Hook, Delaware County. 6:00 to 8:00.

May 22-23-- Choose Clean Water Coalition. 9th Annual Clean Water Conference.  Lancaster Marriott.

May 23-- Time Changed. House Consumer Affairs Committee holds a hearing on House Bill 2075 (Charlton-R- Delaware) replacement of lead water and damaged sewer laterals (sponsor summary).  Room B-31 Main Capitol.  9:45.  Committee meetings are typically webcast through the PA House Republican website.

May 23-- PUC Hearing On Transource Power Line Project. New Franklin Fire Department Social Hall, 3444 Wayne Road, Chambersburg. Franklin County.  Hearings at 1:00 and 6:00.

May 23-- NEW. Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership. Milestone Awards Celebration. Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street, Philadelphia. 5:30 to 7:30.

May 23-24-- Penn State Extension Healthy Trees, Healthy People Program. Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh.

May 24-- DEP Small Water Systems Technical Assistance Center Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00.  DEP Contact: Dawn Hissner 717-772-2189 or send email to: dhissner@pa.gov.

May 26-- Audubon Society of Western PA. Backyard Habitat Organic Garden Solution Workshop. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh. 10:00.

May 29-- DEP Environmental Justice Advisory Board meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00. DEP Contact: John Brakeall, 717-783-9731 or send email to: jbrakeall@pa.gov(formal notice)

May 30-- DEP State Board for Certification of Sewage Enforcement Officers meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Kristen Szwajkowski 717-772-2186 or send email to: kszwajkows@pa.gov.

May 30-- Public Utility Commission. Combined Heat and Power Working Group meeting.  Forest Room, Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg. 1:00.  A call-in number will be published, Click Here.  Contact: Joe Sherrick 717-787-5369 or send email to: josherrick@pa.gov(formal notice)

May 30-- Pike County Conservation District. Northern Tier Hardwood Association. Spotted Lanternfly ProgramGrey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, Pike County.  2:00 to 5:00.  Click Here for more.

May 30-31-- Penn State Energy Days. Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, Centre County.

May 31-- Philadelphia Air Management Services Public Hearing [If Requested] On Proposed State Air Quality Implementation Plan Revisions RACT Controls For VOCs, NOx.  Spelman Building, 321 University Avenue, 1st Floor Conference Room, Philadelphia.  6:00.

May 31-- Keep PA Beautiful. Elk County Solid Waste Authority. Municipal Waste, Recycling & Enforcement Forum.  Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Hall, 381 Main Street, Kersey, Elk County. 10:00 to 3:00

June 1-2-- Brodhead Watershed Association. Native Plant Sale. Pocono Township Fire Company's Carnival Building, Route 611, Tannersville, Monroe County.

June 1-9-- NEW. Lancaster County Water Week.

June 2-- NEW. Delaware Highlands Conservancy. Lacawac Sanctuary. Money Grows On Trees WorkshopLacawac Sanctuary, Lake Ariel, Wayne County.  10:00 to Noon.

June 5-- House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee holds a hearing on Senate Bill 792 (Alloway-R-Adams) regulating the application of lawn fertilizer.  Room 205 Ryan Building. 9:00. Committee meetings are typically webcast through the House Republican Caucus website.  Click Here for more.

June 5-- DEP Board Of Coal Mine Safety meeting.  DEP Cambria Office, 286 Industrial Park Road, Ebensburg.  10:00.  DEP Contact: Peggy Scheloske 724-404-3143 or send email to: mscheloske@pa.gov.

June 5-- CANCELED. DEP Storage Tank Advisory Committee meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Kris Shiffer 717-772-5809 or send email to: kshiffer@pa.gov. (formal notice)

June 6-- 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-- CANCELED. House Game and Fisheries Committee holds a hearing on Chronic Wasting Disease.  Room 60 East Wing. 10:00.  Committee meetings are typically webcast at the House Republican Caucus website.

June 7-- DEP Solid Waste Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  DEP Contact: Laura Henry 717-772-5713 or send email to: lahenry@pa.gov.

June 10-14-- Rails-To-Trails Conservancy. Delaware & Lehigh Trail Sojourn. Eastern Pennsylvania.

June 12-- DEP Weathering The Storm Stormwater Education Workshop. Alumni Room of the Waldron Campus Center, Gannon University, 109 University Square, Erie.  8:30 to 3:30.

June 13-- DEP State Board For Certification of Water and Wastewater Systems Operators.  10th Floor Conference Room, Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. DEP Contact: Edgar Chescattie, 717-772-2814 or eschescattie@pa.gov.

June 13-- DEP Weathering The Storm Stormwater Education Workshop. Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve, Saint Vincent College, 744 Walzer Way, Latrobe, Westmoreland County.  8:30 to 3:30.

June 13-- Delaware River Basin Commission business meeting on a variety of policies and water withdrawal requests.  West Trenton Volunteer Fire Company, 40 West Upper Ferry Road, West Trenton, NJ. 10:30.  (formal notice)  Click Here for more details.

June 13-- NEW. Penn State Agriculture & Environment Center. Stream Stewardship Workshop Part 1Milanof-Schock Library, 1184 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy, Lancaster County.  6:30.  Part 2 is June 20.

June 14-- House Game and Fisheries Committee holds a hearing on Chronic Wasting Disease.  Room 60 East Wing. 10:00.  Committee meetings are typically webcast at the House Republican Caucus website.

June 14-- DEP Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  9:15. DEP Contact: Kirit Dalal, 717-772-3436, kdalal@pa.gov.      (formal notice)

June 14-- PUC En Banc Hearing On Supplier Consolidated Billing By Electricity Suppliers. Hearing Room 1, Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg.  1:00.

June 15-- Susquehanna River Basin Committee business meeting. Radisson Hotel Baltimore. 9:00.

June 16-- PA Resources Council. Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event. Bethel Park High School, Allegheny County. 9:00 to 1:00.

June 19-- NEW. Environmental Quality Board meeting. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 9:00. DEP Contact: Laura Edinger, 717-772-3277, ledinger@pa.gov.

June 19-- NEW. DEP Citizens Advisory Council meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  Contact: Executive Director Lee Ann Murray, 717-787-8171, leemurray@pa.gov.

June 20-- NEW. Penn State Agriculture & Environment Center. Stream Stewardship Workshop Part 2. Little Chiques Park, 229 Park Ave., Mount Joy, Lancaster County.  6:30.  Part 1 is June 13.

June 20-21-- Registration Open. 20th Anniversary PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference.  Ramada Conference Center, State College.

June 23-- Audubon Society of Western PA. Backyard Habitat Flowers And Feathers, The Connection Between Plants and Birds Workshop. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh. 10:00.

June 30-- PA Resources Council. Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event. Quaker Valley High School, Leetsdale, Allegheny County. 9:00 to 1:00.

July 11-- DEP Technical Advisory Committee On Diesel Powered (Mining) Equipment. DEP New Stanton Office, 131 Broadview Road, New Stanton. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Peggy Scheloski, 724-404-3143 or mscheloske@pa.gov.

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

July 25-27-- Registration Open. Professional Recyclers of PA. 28th Annual Recycling & Organics Conference.  Best Western Premier Hotel, Harrisburg.

July 28-- PA Resources Council. Recycling Bin Distribution Event In Pittsburgh. Point Breeze Distribution Event, URA’s Parking Lot on Meade Street.  8:00 to 2:00. Click Here to register.

July 28-- Audubon Society of Western PA. Backyard Habitat Gardening for Pollinators and Butterflies Workshop. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh. 10:00.

August 11-- PA Resources Council. Recycling Bin Distribution Event In Pittsburgh. Fairywood Distribution Event, B Keppel Trucking, 100 Beechnut Drive, Pittsburgh. 8:00 to 2:00. Click Here to register.

August 20-23-- U.S. Biochar Initiatives Conference. Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, Delaware.

August 25-- PA Resources Council. Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event. Century III Mall, West Mifflin, Allegheny County. 9:00 to 1:00.

September 6-9-- Delaware Highlands Conservancy. Educational Retreat For Women Forest Landowners. Highlights Workshop Facility in Boyd’s Mill, Milanville, Wayne County.

September 20-- DEP Solid Waste Advisory Committee & Recycling Funding Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson Building.  10:00.  DEP Contact: Laura Henry 717-772-5713 or send email to: lahenry@pa.gov.

September 22-- Joint meeting of DEP Recycling Fund Advisory Committee and Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00. DEP Contact: Laura Henry, 717-772-5713, lahenry@pa.gov.

September 23-- Audubon Society of Western PA. Backyard Habitat Trees and Shrubs, Supporting Wildlife In Winter Workshop. Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve, 614 Dorseyville Road, Pittsburgh. 10:00.

September 28-- DEP Low-Level Waste Advisory Committee meeting Room 105 Rachel Carson Building. 10:00.  DEP Contact: Rich Janati, 717-787-2147, rjanati@pa.gov.

October 1-3-- Engineers’ Society of Western PA. PA Brownfield Conference. Sands Bethlehem Casino, Bethlehem.

October 6-- PA Resources Council. Hard-To-Recycle Collection Event. Settlers Cabin Park, Robinson Township, Allegheny County. 9:00 to 1:00.

October 17-21-- Passive House Western PA. North American Passive House Network 2018 Conference. David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh.

October 18-- DEP Radiation Protection Advisory Committee meeting.  Room 105 Rachel Carson. 9:00.  DEP Contact: Joseph Melnic 717-783-9730 or send email to: jmelnic@pa.gov.

November 1-2-- PA Water And Wastewater Technology Summit. Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, 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

March 3, 2018 DEP Regulatory Agenda - PA Bulletin, Page 1374

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 (February 2018) - 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

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