Sunday, September 27, 2020

September 28 PA Environment Digest Now Available


The September 28 PA Environment Digest is now available.

Click Here To View Or Print The Entire 92 Page PA Environment Digest

[ Headlines ]

DCNR: Having Strong Environment & Ecology Education Standards Critical To Developing Career Opportunities & Good Stewards Of PA’s Environment, Natural Resources

Pennsylvania’s First Conservationists: Hunters & Anglers; Celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day And Public Lands Day Sept. 26

PA Environmental Professionals Recognize John E. Childe, Jr. And Len Lichvar

EPA Recognizes Berkley Green Company, Naval Supply Depot In PA As 2020 Safer Choice Partners Of The Year

Stroud Water Research Center Recognizes The Redford Center With Award For Freshwater Excellence

DEP Collects $736,000 From TransCo For Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Violations In 9 Counties

PUC Orders Sunoco Pipeline L.P. To Conduct Public Education & Awareness Meeting In Cumberland County

DEP OKs Permit Changes For Mariner East 2 Pipeline In Delaware, Chester Counties

Grant Twp., Indiana County Moves To Dismiss Lawsuit Against It By DEP Over Drilling Waste Injection Well

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 758 More Permits, 1,404 More Inspections Since Last Week

Reminder! DEP Will NOT Accept Old General Information Permit Form After Sept. 30

Gov. Wolf Vetoes Bill Taking Away DEP’s Authority To Adopt A Carbon Pollution Reduction Program For Power Plants

DCNR Releases Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, Announces $23.4 Million In Grants To Support 158 Park, Recreation Projects

House Committee Sets Oct. 1 Meeting To Discuss Bill To Open Public Lands, Trails, State Park, Forest Land To Off-Highway Motorcycles, Dirt Bikes, Sport Motorcycles

DCNR Issues First Weekly Fall Foliage Report; 5 Counties Already Approaching Best Color

Visit Potter-Tioga State Parks Recognized As ‘Most Beautiful Fall Foliage’ In PA

DCNR Wildfire Fighters Joining Crew Headed To Fight Wildfire In Wyoming

DEP Reports 7 More Counties With Mosquitoes Testing Positive For West Nile Virus

[ News From The Capitol ]

PA Capitol & COVID-19 Weekly Report: Ping-Pong Continues Between Gov. Wolf, Republicans; Lame Duck Budget?

Senate/House Bills Moving Last Week

Bills On Governor's Desk

Senate/House Agenda/Session Schedule [Updated]/Bills Introduced

House Environmental Committee Holds Sept. 30 Info Meeting On Bill Redefining Spills, Discharges To Streams As No Longer Pollution

House Environmental Committee Meets Sept. 30 To Exempt Some Public Water Supplies From Clean Water Standards, Require Recycling Of Solar Panels Thru Broken E-Waste Recycling Program

[ The Feds ]

EPA Awards PennTAP $412,643 Grant For Pollution Prevention Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance

EPA Settlement Requires MarkWest Natural Gas Processing Facility To Pay $150,000 Penalty For Air Violations In Butler County

Federal Emergency Management Agency To Open Non-Disaster And Flood Mitigation Grants For Applications Sept. 30

NRCS-PA Holds PA State Technical Committee Meeting Oct. 22

[ Water ]

Reminder: Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 Virtual Ohio River Basin Summit & Symposium

DEP Sets Third Round Of Virtual Meetings For State Water Plan Regional Advisory Committees In October

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Effort To Plant Trees In PA Provides Economic Benefits To Local Companies

PA Sustainable Agriculture: Finance Your Soil Health: PA’s Resource Enhancement & Protection Program Webinar Oct. 7

Bay Journal: Volunteer Stream Monitors Help Fill Data Gaps In PA, Chesapeake Bay Watershed

DEP Invites Comments On Draft Water Quality Assessment Methodology For 2022 Integrated Water Quality Report

PA 4R Alliance To Host Series Of 3 Webinars On Increasing Nutrient Use Efficiency, Reduce Nutrient Loss To Environment

Southwest Water Resource Center Webinars On Emergencies, Floodplain Management, Integrated Water Planning

Applications Being Accepted For Next Penn State Master Well Owner Online Training

Opportunity To Bid On DEP Oil & Gas Well Plugging Project In Lycoming County

[ Litter Cleanup - Recycling - Reuse ]

Keep PA Beautiful: Celebrate National Public Lands Day By Joining Pick Up Pennsylvania Cleanup

PA Resources Council Schedules Online Conservation Workshops In October

Oct. 17 Allegheny County Reuse Fest Provides Opportunity To Donate Items For Reuse By Nonprofits

PA Resources Council Announces October Glass Recycling Collection Events In Allegheny County

[ Air ]

EQB Invites Comments On Proposed Rule Eliminating Stage II Gasoline Vapor Recovery At Service Stations

[ PUC PA One Call ]

PUC's Damage Prevention Committee Imposes $72,750 In Penalties For PA One Call Violations

[ Climate - Energy - Sustainability ]

Rodale Institute: New Study Shows Shift To Regenerative Agriculture Could Sequester 100% Of Annual Global Carbon Emissions

Upcoming Penn State Energy Law & Policy Webinars To Focus On Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Save The Date: PA Municipal League Sustainability Conference Set For Nov. 19

Local Government Academy Hosts Fall Webinar Series On Sustainability & Resiliency

Sustainable Pittsburgh: Oct. 8 Sustainability Amid Crisis: Adapting For Impact Webinar

FirstEnergy Utilities Fleet Purchases To Be 100% Electric Or Hybrid Starting In 2021

[ Land Conservation - Recreation ]

Environmental Assessment On The Proposed Maryland National Guard Very Low-Level Training Flights Over PA Wilds To Be Ready In January

Early Registration Now Open For WeConservePA Virtual Western PA Land Conservation Summit; Other Events Coming Up

Wildlands Conservancy Protects Additional 187 Acres In Lehigh County

Willistown Conservation Trust Preserves 15 More Acres In Chester County

DCNR Good Natured Blog: Bring The Outside In For Fall Decorating

Sept. 25 Take Five Fridays With Pam, PA Parks & Forests Foundation

[ Wildlife ]

Fish & Boat Commission Now Accepting Applications For Boating Facility Grants, Special Emphasis On Delaware River Watershed

Study At Penn State Examines Potential For Birds To Eat Spotted Lanternfly

Delaware Highlands Conservancy’s Eagle Watch Programming Goes Virtual For Winter 2021

[ Helpful Resources ]

Environment & Energy NewsClips

Public Participation Opportunities/Calendar Of Events

Grants & Awards  

Regulations, Technical Guidance & Permits

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Stories Invited - About PA Environment Digest

Virtual! PA Forestry Assn. Exploring Change In Penn’s Woods Symposium Oct. 26-30

Virtual! PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference Oct. 28-29

Supporting Member PA Outdoor Writers Assn./PA Trout Unlimited

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