Friday, March 22, 2019

Updated Agency-By-Agency Regulatory Agenda Published By Governor’s Office

On March 23, the Governor’s Office published an updated agency-by-agency Regulatory Agenda listing regulations agencies are in the process of developing and adopting. (March 23 PA Bulletin, page 1461)
DEP has three regulatory packages on the agenda to increase permit fees for-- Unconventional Oil and Gas Wells, Chapter 91 and 92 Water Quality Permits and Air Quality Permits
Among the regulations included for environmental agencies are--
-- Mining Federal Consistency Update: 2nd Quarter Final
-- Mining Water Supply Replacement: 2nd Quarter Proposed
-- Unconventional Well Permit Fees: 3rd Quarter Final
-- Conventional Oil & Gas Well Environmental Standards: 4th Quarter Proposed
-- Non-Healing Arts Radiation Generating Devices: 4th Quarter Proposed
-- Triennial Review of Water Quality Standards: 3rd Quarter Final
-- Chapter 91 & 92 Water Quality Permit Fee Increases: 1st Quarter Proposed
-- Air Quality Permit Fee Increases: 2nd Quarter Proposed
-- Control of Existing Oil & Gas Emissions: 2nd Quarter Proposed
-- Water Quality Standard for Manganese: 4th Quarter Proposed
-- Chapter 105 Dam Safety & Encroachment Changes: 4th Quarter Proposed
-- Administration Of Land Recycling Program Changes: 3rd Quarter Proposed
-- Ultra Low-Sulfur Standard for Heating Oil: 2nd Quarter Proposed
-- Decommissioning Stage II VOC Controls: 2nd Quarter Proposed
-- Snowmobile & ATV Grants: Spring 2019 Final
Environmental Hearing Board
-- Practice & Procedures: Spring 2019 Proposed
DEP publishes its own Regulatory Agenda, the last of which was done on August 4, 2018 (PA Bulletin, Page 4733) and has its own Regulatory Update webpage to give the current status of regulations..
In addition, DEP posts a list of technical documents in development. DEP’s last Non-Regulatory/Technical Guidance Documents Agenda in July  2018.  This agenda was suggested by DEP’s Citizens Advisory Council.

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