Sunday, October 22, 2023

Senate Environmental Committee Meets Oct. 24 On Garage Drain Water Disposal, Crematory Operating Temperatures; Other Committee Meetings

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to meet October 24 on legislation regulating garage drain water disposal and crematory operating temperatures.  The bills include--

-- Senate Bill 265 (Laughlin-R-Erie) amending the Sewage Facilities Act to allow garage floor drains to discharge into on-lot septic systems; and 

-- House Bill 1246 (Malagari-D-Montgomery) reducing the operating temperatures of crematories from 1,800 degrees to 1,600 degrees.  

The meeting will be held in Room 451 Main Capitol starting at 10:00 a.m.  Click Here to watch live.

              Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Lycoming) serves as Majority Chair of the Senate Environmental Committee and can be contacted by calling 717-787-3280 or sending email to:   Sen. Carolyn Comitta (D-Chester) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by calling 717-787-5709 or sending email to:

               Other Committee Meetings

October 23-- Senate Game & Fisheries Committee and Agricultural & Rural Affairs Committee joint hearing on crop damage with Game Commission.  Hearing Room 1, North Office Building.  Noon.  Click Here to watch live.

October 25-- Senate Democratic Policy Committee hearing on water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure.  Room 8E-B East Wing Capitol Building.  1:30 p.m. Click Here to register to attend via Zoom.   Click Here to watch live.

October 26-- House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness, Subcommittee on Security & Emergency Response Readiness informational meeting on cancer and other occupational diseases in firefighting, including PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ in firefighting equipment.  Warminster Twp. Administration Building, 401 Gibson Ave., Warminster.  1:00 p.m.

October 30-- House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee holds a hearing on House Bill 170 (Otten-D-Chester) extending setback safety zones around natural gas facilities.  LTBA. Read more here on the billRead more on similar Senate Bill.

November 2-- Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee hearing with the Ohio Public Utilities Committee on interstate relationships with the PJM Interconnection and the election grid.  William Penn Omni Hotel, Lawrence Welk Room, Pittsburgh.  10:00 a.m.

[Posted: October 22, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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