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Weekly PA Environment Digest Newsletter
Sept. 26, 2011
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* DEP Restructures To Focus More Attention On Marcellus Shale, Improve Efficiency

The Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday announced the biggest change to the agency's organizational structure in 16 years due in part on the need to more effectively regulate Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.

* DEP Secretary: Open Letter To Stakeholders On Reorganization

* DEP Names Deputy Secretary For Oil And Gas, Other Officials

* Opinion- DEP Reorganization Is Good For Brownfields

By M. Joel Bolstein, Rox Rothschild, PA Brownfields & Environmental Law Blog

* Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule/Bills Introduced

* Senators Unveil Bipartisan $250 Million Flood Relief Package

* House Environmental Committee Holds Informational Meeting On DCNR Issues

* Senate Set To Move Bill Authorizing Mineral Leases On Non-Sensitive State Lands

* Sustainable Forestry Topic Of Latest Joint Conservation Committee Environmental Synopsis

* Growing Greener Coalition: Impact Fee Must Include Statewide Environmental Programs

* Reps DiGirolamo, Murt Propose Drilling Tax In Pennsylvania

* Aqua American, PVR Partners Announce Joint Water Pipeline For Marcellus Drilling

* Sportsmen's Clubs/Keystone Energy Forum Hold Marcellus Shale Program

* Anyone Working To Restore Flood Damaged Streams Should Contact DEP First

* Marcellus Shale Companies Contribute To Flood Relief, Recovery

* DCNR Makes Aerial Images Available To Help Assess Flood Damage

* DEP Reminds Homeowners To Properly Disinfect, Test Private Water Wells

* PUC Holds Special Electric Reliability Forum On Hurricane Irene Response

The Public Utility Commission Wednesday announced it would hold a Special Electric Reliability Forum on October 12, to hear from the state's electric utilities whose distribution systems were affected by Hurricane Irene.

* EPA Recognizes Weis Markets, Central PA Food Bank For Joining Flood Recovery Challenge

* University Area Joint Authority Uses Nutrient Trading To Meet Chesapeake Bay Standards

* Location Change For Phase 2 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Plan Meeting September 29

The Phase 2 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan meeting will now be held in the Conference Room of the Department of Lab Building, 2575 Interstate Dr., Harrisburg starting at 1:00 on September 29. (formal notice)

* Call For Presentation Proposals, 2012 Watershed Congress

* Foundation For PA Watersheds: Special Web Support For Watershed Groups Available

* EPCAMR Qualifies For Education Improvement Tax Credit Donations

* Volunteers Needed To Plant Stream Buffers In Lancaster County

* RecycleBank Top 10 Eco-Friendly School Year Tips In Green Your School Challenge

* PPL EnergyPlus Donates Funds For Environmental Reuse Center In Philadelphia

* Save The Date: 2012 Statewide Recycling Conference July 25-27

The Professional Recyclers of PA will hold their 2012 Statewide Recycling Conference July 25-17 at the Lancaster Convention Center.   More information on registering, sponsorship and exhibits will be posted soon on the PROP website.

* Cast Your Ad In 2012 Fish & Boat Commission Summary Book

* Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Greenways Mini-Grant Winners Announced

* DCNR Invites National Public Lands Day Participation September 24

* Master Naturalist Volunteer Builds Habitat In Philadelphia October 1

* Game Commission Advises Motorists To Watch For Deer

* PUC Finalizes Rule, Policy On Electric Default Service

* PEC's John Walliser Elected Chair Of DEP's Citizens Advisory Council

* Grants & Awards

* Quick Clips

* Marcellus Shale NewsClips

* Watershed/Flooding NewsClips

* Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits

No new regulations were published this week. Pennsylvania Bulletin - September 24, 2011

* 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.

* Stories Invited

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