Quick Update on Bills Moving
Here’s a quick update on other environmental bills moving: Infrastructure Security, Watershed-based Zoning, Conservation Eeasements, Open Space, Supporting Watershed Groups and Ecoterrorism.
Cherokee Investments Looking for Brownfields Projects
Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen McGinty asked counties across the state this week to help identify potential brownfields redevelopment projects that private investment firms, like Cherokee Investments could help finance.
More Brownfield Projects Approved Under Business In Our Sites
The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved five planning grants, totaling $875,000, through the Business in Our Sites (BOS) program to create shovel-ready sites for businesses through land acquisition, construction and feasibility studies.
3 Rivers Wet Weather Project Receives $2.5 Million Grant
While AlleghenyCounty communities continue to clean, assess and repair their sewer collection systems under a consent order from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), they can look to a small non-profit organization based in Lawrenceville for some financial assistance.
First Meeting of the PA No-Till Alliance A Success, Next Meeting April 7 Eighty-five people attended the first meeting of the Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance in CentreCounty on March 4. The group included farmers, conservation district staff, farm organizations, supporting state, federal and local agencies, educational institutions and private-sector businesses supporting no-till agricultural practices.
Black Bass Workshop on Habitat Management, Angling
The Fish and Boat Commission and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced that registration has begun for the 5th Pennsylvania Black Bass Workshop, April 22-23 at Blue Spruce County Park, near Ernest, Indiana County.
Court Eliminates $4 Growing Greener Fee from Alternative Daily Cover Commonwealth Court this week issued a decision saying the $4/ton Growing Greener fee does not apply to alternative daily cover used by landfills. The case involved a challenge to the fee by Joseph J. Brunner, Inc. which owns a municipal waste landfill in BeaverCounty, and its use of foundry sand as daily cover.
The Department of Environmental Protection published a correction to regulations relating to approved analytical methods and detection limits related to water quality standards originally published February 12, 2005. (PaB 1761)
Technical Guidance & Permits
The Department of Environmental Protection published notice of final guidance on underground mine maps, air quality violations and drinking water sampling.
Calendar of Events
Upcoming meetings, conferences and workshops, plus links to other calendars