Friday, June 9, 2017

June 13 Joint Conservation Committee Hearing On Act 101, Recycling To Be Webcast

It has been 29 years since Act 101 was enacting and the recycling and planning programs have been working nearly unchanged since then.
The Committee and several legislators, including Rep. John Maher (R-Allegheny), Majority Chair of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, have said it’s time to take a look at updating Act 101.
The Committee will hear comments from--
-- George Hartenstein, Acting DEP Deputy For Waste, Air, Radiation and Remediation;
-- Barbara Baker, Professional Recyclers of PA;
-- Tim O’Donnell, PA Waste Industries Association;
-- Richard Bapst, PA Independent Waste Haulers;
-- Lisa Schaefer, County Commissioners Association; and
The hearing will be in Room 8E-B of the East Wing of the Capitol Building starting at 9:00 a.m.  Click Here to watch the hearing live online.
Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango) serves as Chair of the Joint Conservation Committee.
For more information, visit the Joint Conservation Committee website, Like them on Facebook or Follow them on Twitter.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from the Committee.
For more background on Act 101, visit DEP’s Recycling In Pennsylvania webpage.

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