Friday, June 23, 2017

DEP Recycling/Waste Advisory Committees To Discuss Forming Act 101 Changes Workgroup June 29

At the June 29 meeting of DEP’s DEP Solid Waste Advisory and Recycling Fund Advisory Committees, DEP plans to discuss the formation of an Act 101 Municipal Waste Planning, Recycling and Waste Reduction Act stakeholder group to take about potential changes to the Act.
The discussion will be lead by Michele Nestor, Chair of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee and Chair of the PA Recycling Markets Center Board, along with Larry Holly, Chief of DEP’s Division of Waste Minimization and Planning and Laura Henry, Chief of Program Development and Support.
DEP hopes to get feedback from the Committees on members in the workgroup, how it should operate and what kinds of issues it should tackle.
DEP is generally looking at an 18-month long process for developing recommendations.
The meeting will be held in Room 105 of the Rachel Carson Building in Harrisburg starting at 10:00.
For more information, visit DEP’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee webpage or contact Laura Henry 717-772-5713 or send email to:
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The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to meet June 27 on legislation eliminating the sunset date on the $2 Recycling Fee in Act 101-- Senate Bill 646 (Killion-R-Delaware).  (Click Here for more.)
There is speculation the Committee will also consider other amendments to Act 101 during the meeting.
PRC Act 101 Round Table June 29
The PA Resources Council and the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia are holding a round table discussion on June 29 at PRC’s Environmental Living Demonstration Center in Newtown Square, Delaware County from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  (Click Here for more.)
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