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2014-04-15 16:22:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it is awarding nearly $2.1 million in West Nile Virus (WNV) Control Program Grants to 26 counties. "These county grants ensure that mosquito populations stay in check to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus," DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. "Locally-based programs play an important role in protecting the public from this perennial problem." The...

2014-04-10 16:21:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today submitted a white paper to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging them to consider state differences and needed flexibility when developing emissions guidelines addressing carbon dioxide (CO2) standards for existing fossil fuel-fired power stations. "Under Governor Tom Corbett's leadership, Pennsylvania is continuing to make great progress in its efforts to...

2014-04-03 16:20:49

Teachers and Students Invited to Event HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and Pennsylvania Game Commission today invited students, teachers and non-formal educators to tune in for the annual Peregrine falcon banding event during a live webcast on Tuesday, May 13. The banding will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Rachel Carson State Office Building auditorium in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. "This banding is a unique...

2014-04-02 16:23:04

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it will hold a webinar at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10 to discuss Chapter 105 Proposed Technical Guidance Documents. The webinar will provide an overview of the four proposed technical guidance documents and discuss the need, benefits and purpose of the documents. A technical guidance document provides information to the regulated community about how to comply with...

2014-04-01 16:21:40

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that 23 organizations involved in 19 environmental projects from across the state will receive the 2014 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence. "The recipients of this year's award represent a few of the many dedicated Pennsylvanians who have committed their businesses, schools and other organizations to be good stewards of the environment," Corbett said. "Their efforts are key to ensure...

2014-04-01 12:25:30

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today reminded residents that April is Earth Month. The theme for Earth Month is "Pick it up PA," encouraging residents to take time to pick up litter around their homes and in public areas. "I believe we can make Pennsylvania a better place to live, work and play by taking the time to clean up litter around our homes, businesses and parks." DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said....

2014-03-31 16:28:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a $3.4 million investment in an all-new agricultural outreach and assistance program, the Regional Agricultural Watershed Assessment Program, to improve water quality in six different watersheds throughout the state. "This project will allow DEP staff to work directly with farmers and our partners in the county conservation districts to develop solutions...

2014-03-24 16:21:41

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that efforts to reduce pollution in Pennsylvania's Chesapeake Bay Watershed continue to yield progress. The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) today released its annual Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model progress run results for 2013. These numbers represent the estimated amounts of phosphorous, nitrogen and sediment conveyed to the Chesapeake Bay. "Pennsylvania's hard...

2014-03-20 12:25:55

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it will be holding a webinar on Wednesday, March 26 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss Chapter 105 Water Obstructions and Encroachment General Permit processing updates. The webinar will provide an overview of the recently updated Chapter 105 General Permit registration process and the registration documents that were revised as a result of the updates. The updates were made...

2014-03-05 12:20:15

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year's Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31. The statewide cleanup is an annual effort sponsored by PennDOT, DEP, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and other partners through which interested individuals and groups can create cleanup events. Groups involved in PennDOT's Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program, which...