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Environmental Quality Board To Hear Update On Climate Cap-And-Trade, PFOA Petitions + 2 New Rulemaking Petitions June 18

The Environmental Quality Board is scheduled to meet on June 18 to hear an update on its review of the climate cap-and-trade and PFOA rulemaking petitions.

The EQB accepted the climate cap-and-trade petition for study on April 16.  It calls for eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from major sources by 2052 in Pennsylvania.

The EQB accepted the PFOA rulemaking petition for study on August 15, 2017.  It calls for the Board to adopt a maximum contaminant level for perfluorooctanoic chemicals in the Delaware River.

On the agenda are 2 new rulemaking petitions dealing with the MAX Environmental Bulger Facility in Washington County which accepts drill cuttings, contaminated soils from remediation sites, air pollution control dusts, sludges and other wastes and the MAX Environmental Yukon Facility in Westmoreland County that treats and disposes of residual waste from energy, construction, remediation and manufacturing processes.

The company is requesting the hazardous waste delisting of sludge generated from the treatment of disposal impoundment and landfill leachate and contact stormwater at the Yukon and Bulger waste treatment and disposal sites.

Also on the agenda are--

-- Radiation Protection Program Fee Report: No fee increase is being recommended at this time.

-- Proposed Regulation on Water Supply Replacement for Surface Coal Mining.

The meeting will be held in Room 105 of the Rachel Carson Building starting at 9:00.

For more information and available handouts, visit the Environmental Quality Board webpage.  Questions should be direct to Laura Edinger by calling 717-772-3277 or send email to:

NewsClips - Climate:

WITF Smart Talk: PA’s Climate Goals, DEP Secretary McDonnell

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania Must Replace Natural Gas With Non-Fossil Energy ASAP

Kummer: Some Of PA’s Iconic Tree Species Might Not Survive Climate Change

Chesapeake Bay Program: Planning For A Changing Climate

Cusick: PA’s Had A Lot Of Tornadoes This Year, But Scientists Don’t Know If There’s A Climate Change Link

Wildfires, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes: How Utilities Are Preparing For A Summer Of Storms

Cusick: Scientists Race To Figure Out How Fast A Pennsylvania-Sized Glacier Could Melt

The Thwaites Glacier Is Melting, Here’s Why The Philly Region Should Care

Cusick: PJM Looks To Plug Leaks Sprouting From Patchwork Of State Carbon Policies

Bloomberg Donates $500M To Campaign To Close Every U.S. Coal-Fired Power Plant By 2030

AP: U.S. Court Weighs If Climate Change Violates Children’s Rights

Teen Activists Face U.S. Government In Crucial Court Hearing Over Climate

Trump Blames India, China For Climate Change: “No Sense Of Cleanliness”

After Talk With Charles, Trump Says Climate Changes Goes Both Ways

NewsClips - Drinking Water

Setting Clean Water Standards EPA’s Job, PA, Other States Are Doing It Instead

PFAS Chemicals Found In Lettuce, Beef, Chocolate Cake

PFAS Chemicals: Health Risks And Regulation

Philadelphia Has A Lead Poisoning Problems, Some Fighting To Eradicate It

PaEN: AG Shapiro Makes Arrest In Case Of Falsified Water Sample Lab Results In Berks, Lancaster Counties

AP: Excavator Accused Of Faking 2 Water Tests

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DEP Citizens Advisory Council To Hear Presentations On DEP Climate Plan, Cap-And-Trade Petition, Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fee June 18

Sen. Costa To Introduce Bill Cutting Carbon Pollution From Power Plants By 90% By 2040 Thru Cap-And-Invest Program

House Environmental Committee Holds Info Meeting June 12 On Bill Exempting Religious Facilities, Schools, Camps From Need To Meet Safe Drinking Water Standards

[Posted: June 5, 2019]


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