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Latest Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Stories

2013-09-27 16:21:39

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that an independent peer review of its Office of Oil and Gas Management found it to be proficient and ready to address the increase in oil and gas operations in Pennsylvania. "This review demonstrates that the oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania is matched by world-class oil and gas management and regulations," DEP Acting Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. "Pennsylvanians...

2013-09-17 23:28:13

National Energy Technologies, a large facility conservation company is sponsoring an event for John Hanger. Meet this leading democratic candidate for Governor who is also a champion to the green energy industry, Monday Sept 23rd 6:00 to 8:00 Paddy Whacks Bar & Grille Comly and the Boulevard Rt 1 NE Philadelphia. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 If you are one of the many tens of thousands of Pennsylvania residents that service or used to work in the “green” energy...

2013-09-12 16:22:08

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing effort to create a more efficient permit application procedure, DEP has developed an online Permit Application Consultation Tool (PACT). The online tool is designed to quickly and easily assist potential applicants in determining which types of environmental permits, authorizations or notifications would be needed for specific projects. Based on the user's responses to a series of simple...

2013-08-29 16:22:12

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today released results of a short-term air sampling effort conducted near the Barto Compressor Station in Penn Township, Lycoming County. Sample analyses found no emission levels of nitrogen dioxide that would pose a health concern. "DEP is committed to understanding the impacts of the natural gas industry on public health and the environment," Acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo...

2013-08-27 12:24:20

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced today that the Environmental Quality Board approved a proposed regulation that will strengthen environmental protection performance standards associated with oil and gas activities. This proposed rulemaking reflects significant input from statewide environmental organizations, local government groups, residents living near well sites and industry...

2013-08-21 16:22:29

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today reminded Pennsylvania small-business owners of the Sept. 6 deadline to apply for DEP's Small Business Advantage Grant to finance pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects. Businesses have two weeks left to apply for 50-percent matching funds of up to $9,500 to adopt or acquire energy-efficient or pollution-prevention equipment or procedures. Applicants must be a...

2013-08-16 12:22:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today released the third of fourth quarterly reports on its revised permitting policies. The report shows that since July 2012, DEP cleared 66 percent of all permit applications that were backlogged. The 66 percent reflects a decrease from 9,982 applications awaiting decision at various stages in DEP's review process to 3,377 in a little more than a year. Omitting pending...

2013-08-08 12:21:59

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that operators of unconventional gas wells will no longer be unconditionally exempt from seeking an air quality plan approval for well sites. Plan approval authorizes the construction and temporary operation of air emissions sources. Revised technical guidance, released by DEP today, explains that the agency may grant such operators a permitting exemption, provided...

2013-08-01 12:23:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today announced that its long-term air monitoring study in southwestern Pennsylvania will continue through the end of the year. The agency also released a technical support document that provides additional information about the study's scope and process. "The use of natural gas holds great promise in continuing recent trends of cleaner air in this state, and the data from this study...

2013-07-22 12:22:44

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today announced an extension of the public comment period for its draft Public Participation Policy for the Permit Review Process. The policy is open for public comment until Aug. 27. The public comment period was originally intended to close on July 22. "We are extending the public comment period to ensure that all have an opportunity to comment on this important policy," Acting...