Tuesday, January 16, 2024

DEP Hosts In-Person, Virtual Q/A Sessions On Applying For $5 Million Shell Petrochemical Plant Mitigation Grants In Beaver County

On January 3, the Department of Environmental Protection announced the
Shell Petrochemical Plant Beaver County Environmental Mitigation Community Fund is now accepting applications for community projects to benefit the environment, health and/or quality of life for communities in Beaver County.  

The deadline for applications is February 29.

To help answer questions about how to apply for the grants, DEP and the Environmental Mitigation Community Fund Advisory Board have scheduled in-person and virtual question/ answer sessions for potential applicants.

The Mitigation Fund is part of a $10 million settlement DEP signed in May 2023 to resolve air pollution violations up to that point.  Read more here.

Air pollution and water pollution violations continued after that agreement.  Read more here.

Advisory Board In-Person Sessions

The Advisory Board will hold in-person Q/A sessions on--

-- January 17: Penn State Beaver Student Union Building Lodge, 100 University Drive, Monaca starting at 6:00 p.m.

-- January 31: Penn State Beaver Student Union Building Lodge, 100 University Drive, Monaca starting at 6:00 p.m.

In-person meeting livestreams will be offered online by RiverWise through the organization’s Facebook page to maximize community participation and access.  Click Here for access to the livestream.

Virtual Q/A Session

The Advisory Board will hold virtual Q/A sessions on--

-- January 24: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

-- February 13: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Click Here to register.

Virtual Office Hours With DEP EJ Special Deputy Secretary

DEP Special Deputy Secretary for Environmental Justice Fernando Trevino will hold virtual office hours for prospective applicants via Microsoft Teams or phone every Tuesday through January 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Click Here for Microsoft Teams access.  Join by phone: 267-332-8737 Conference ID: 192 759 632#

To Apply For A Grant

Visit DEP’s Shell Petrochemical Plant Environmental Mitigation Community Fund webpage for information on applying for a grant.


-- Financial Times: Petrochemical Glut Makes New Plastic Cheaper Than Recycled

[Posted: January 16, 2024]  PA Environment Digest

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