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Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter
Sept. 19, 2011
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* Harrisburg: What They Didn't Do On Their Summer Vacation

With the Senate returning to voting session September 19 and the House September 26, it will be back to business on a whole range of issues that didn't get done before the summer break. Here's a sampling of what's in store for the Fall--

* Federal Disaster Declared: How To Obtain Flood Damage Assistance, Centers Open

Residents and business owners in the 27 counties designated as a Federal Disaster Area can apply for federal assistance to recover from flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee.

* PEMA Urges Residents, Businesses, Local Governments To Document Flood Damage

* Look For More State Budget Cuts To Pay For State's Share Of Federal Disaster Help


* DEP Acts To Expedite Processing, Disposal Of Flood, Storm Debris

* DEP Announces Weekend Hours For Offices In Flooded Regions

* Health Department Warns Of Potential For Mold Growing In Flooded Buildings

* State Treasurer, DEP Lower Loan Rates On Energy Efficient Replacement Equipment

* Tropical Storm Leaves State Parks Awash In Central, Eastern PA

* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced

* Joint Conservation Committee Holds Hearing On Ways To Reduce Rural Dumping

The Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee this week heard testimony on ways to reduce rural dumping through measures like mandatory trash collection.

* House Finance Committee Holds Hearing On Marcellus Impact Fee

* Coldwater Heritage Partnership Now Accepting 2012 Grant Applications

* Feature - Scarnati Bill Could Provide Solid Foundation For Marcellus Shale Impact Fee Talks

* Adams County, 5 Other Groups Join Renew Growing Greener Coalition

* Commonwealth Financing Authority Invests In Renewable Energy, Wastewater Projects

* EPA Hearing On Oil & Gas Production Standards In Pittsburgh September 27

* Penn State Extension: Finding Your Pennsylvania Streams Designated Aquatic Life Use

A lot of citizens in the Marcellus Shale Region of Pennsylvania are concerned about the streams that run through their watershed or on their property. The first step is to identify the "Aquatic Life Use Designation" for that stream.

* Spring Creek Watershed Association Celebrates 15 Years Of Stewardship

* Wissahickon Native Plant Sale Set For September 23 & 24

* Penn State College Of Agriculture, Extension Eliminates 130 Positions


* Pittsburgh Students Get Ready To Stash The Trash On October 21

* Keep PA Beautiful Receives National Waste Management Think Green Grant

* Household Hazardous Waste Collection October 1 In Allegheny County

The PA Resources Council and Zero Waste Pittsburgh are sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection event on October 1 at the Wave Pool Parking Lot in Allegheny County.  Click Here for the details.

* SEPTA's Fox Chase Station First LEED Silver Train Station

* Winners Of FirstEnergy Energy Efficiency Home Makeover Contest Announced

* PUC: Most Electric, Natural Gas Customers Satisfied With Customer Service

* PA Environmental Educators Looking For 2012 Conference Workshop Proposals

The PA Association of Environmental Educators is seeking workshop proposals for its March 16-17, 2012 annual conference. Proposals are due September 30.  Click Here for more information.

* PA Greenways & Trails Summit Rescheduled To October 23-25

* ClearWater Conservancy Reaches Fundraising Goal For Galbraith Gap Purchase

* Visitors Invited To View Restored Kinzua Bridge Viaduct In McKean County

* September 29 South Mountain Lecture Focuses On Transportation Corridors

* Nature Abounds Wins Grant For Turtle And Tortoise Outreach Program

* Historic Marker Honoring Maurice Goddard To Be Placed At Mont Alto

* DEP Reactivating Regional Office Roundtables

* Vincent Brisini Named DEP Deputy For Waste, Air and Radiation Management

* John Stefanko Named DEP Deputy For Mineral Resources

* DEP Names Susan Malone Southwest Regional Director

* Help Wanted: Allegheny Health Department Hearing Officer

The Allegheny Health Department is seeking candidates for a Right-To-Know and Hearing Officer. Click Here for the details.

* Notice Of Bid Opportunities For DEP Projects In Clarion, Fayette Counties

The Department of Environmental Protection published notices of the opportunity to bid on a mine reclamation project in Clarion County, a second mine reclamation project in the same county and another mine reclamation project in Fayette County.

* Grants & Awards

This section gives you a heads up on upcoming deadlines for awards and grants and other recognition programs. NEW means new from last week.

* Quick Clips

* Marcellus Shale NewsClips

* Watershed/Flooding NewsClips

* Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits

* Calendar Of Events

Upcoming legislative meetings, conferences, workshops, plus links to other online calendars. Meetings are in Harrisburg unless otherwise noted.  NEW means new from last week.  Go to the online Calendar webpage.

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