Thursday, June 16, 2022

DEP Citizens Advisory Council To Hear Update June 21 On Oil & Gas Advisory Board Activities; Discuss Legacy Issues Report; Transition Paper

Citizens Advisory Council is scheduled to meet June 21 to hear an update on Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board activities and discuss its DEP Legacy Issues Report and a new transition paper for the next Governor.

This will also be DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell’s last Council meeting report before he leaves the agency on July 2.

Jeff Walentosky, P.G., Council’s appointment to the Oil and Gas Technical Advisory Board, will give the update on Board activities.

The Board has been meeting on a wide variety of issues including DEP draft Environmental Justice Policy revision, proposed permit fee increases for oil and gas well permits, radioactive monitoring of drilling wastes going to waste disposal facilities, updates to the conventional oil and gas drilling regulations and on the issue of road spreading conventional oil and gas drilling wastewater.

The Council is also scheduled to discuss developing a transition paper to present policy and organizational issues the administration of the next Governor should address.

DEP’s monthly written report to Council highlighting agency activities is also available.

Public Comments

Individuals interested in providing public comments during the meeting must sign up prior to the start of the meeting by contacting Keith Salador at, 717-787-8171.

The meeting will be held in Room 105 Rachel Carson Building starting at 12:30 p.m.  Click Here to register to attend via WebEx.  Audio of the meeting will be available by conference call: +1-415-655-0003 Access code: 2632 319 715.

The next meeting of Council is scheduled for July 19.

For more information, visit DEP’s Citizens Advisory Council webpage.  Questions should be directed to Keith Salador, Executive Director,

[Posted: June 16, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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