Thursday, July 5, 2018

PA Chesapeake Bay Watershed Planning Steering Committee Meets July 10

The PA Chesapeake Bay Watershed Planning Steering Committee is scheduled to meet on July 10 to continue the development of Pennsylvania’s Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan.
Since its last meeting, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent letters to all Chesapeake Bay Watershed states on June 21 outlining its expectations for what it would like to see in the Phase III Plans.
A page and a half was devoted to specific expectations for Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia combined.  Four pages were devoted to Pennsylvania.
If it was not clear before, EPA made the point clearly that Pennsylvania will be held accountable for meeting its Chesapeake Bay cleanup obligations, obligations it has committed itself to in several Chesapeake Bay Agreements over decades, and that EPA’s role is to provide that accountability.
Click Here for a recap of the results of the last meeting on May 17.
The meeting will be held in Room 105 of the Rachel Carson Building from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Click Here to register to view the meeting via webinar.  Participants will also need to call in 1-650-479-3208, PASSCODE 640 774 678.
For more information and available handouts, visit the Chesapeake Bay Steering Committee webpage.  Each meeting of the Steering Committee is recorded and available online.
July 10 Webinar
The Department of Environmental Protection Thursday announced it will host a live webinar on July 10 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. to discuss county-level participation in developing Phase 3 of Pennsylvania’s Watershed Implementation Plan to improve stream and river health to benefit local communities in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  Click Here for more.
(Photo: Forested buffer on award-winning plain sect farm in Lancaster County.)

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